Birsfelden is a 100MW hydro power project. It is located on Rhine river/basin in Basel-Landschaft, Switzerland. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1954. Buy the profile here.


The project was developed by Kraftwerk Birsfelden. Industrielle Werke Basel, EBM Netz and Genossenschaft Elektra Baselland are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 50%, 15% and 10% respectively.

Birsfelden is a run-of-river project. The penstock diameter is 7.2m. Birsfelden underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 1995-2000. The project generated 47 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $95.67m.

Development status

The project got commissioned in 1954.

Contractors involved

Voest-Alpine MCE was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of kaplan turbines, each with 25MW nameplate capacity.

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