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January 12, 2022

Wendefurth Oberbecken, Germany

By Carmen

Wendefurth Oberbecken is an 80MW hydro power project. It is located on Bode river/basin in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1960 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1967.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 80 80 Active Saxony-Anhalt, Germany


The project is currently owned by Vattenfall with a stake of 100%.

Wendefurth Oberbecken is a pumped storage project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 1.97 million cubic meter. Wendefurth Oberbecken underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 2014. The project generated 91 GWh of electricity.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1960 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1967.

Contractors Involved

Litostroj Engineering was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of francis turbines, each with 41.4MW nameplate capacity.

CKD Blansko Holding supplied electric generator(s) for the project. The generator capacity is 50 MVA.


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