Voith hydro secures hydro power contracts from Russian firms

1 March 2012 (Last Updated March 1st, 2012 11:33)

Voith Hydro has won two major orders totaling €46m from Russian companies Irkutskenergo and Rushydro.

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Voith Hydro has won two major orders totaling €46m from Russian companies Irkutskenergo and Rushydro.

The company will manufacture six new Francis runners and related equipment in its workshop in St. Poelten, Austria for the Bratsk hydropower station in Eastern Siberia.

The first runner is to be installed on-site in 2013, with the other five runners delivered at half-year intervals.

The new runners will have a diameter of 6m and a rated capacity of 255MW each.

With an installed capacity of 4500MW, the power station provides the city of Bratsk and its large aluminum foundry with electricity.

Voith has also signed a contract with the long-time customer RusHydro for two Kaplan runners and turbine governors including related equipment for Miatlinskaya power station in Southern Russia.

The new runners will have a diameter of 6m and a rated capacity of 145MW each.

Miatlinskaya power station at the Sulak River in Dagestan has been in operation since 1984 with a capacity of 220 megawatts.

Image :The Bratsk Power Station located on the Angara river in Siberia operates 18 hydro-turbines, each with capacity of 250MW; Photo : Courtesy of Irkutskenergo.