It includes the supply of three generators for Beyhan-1 hydro power plant in eastern Turkey, each with an output of 235 MVA, an outer diameter of 13.5 meters, and 7.9 meters of height.
In the past five years, Voith has supplied equipment to 45 new hydro power plants in Turkey. The order for Beyhan hydro power plant is a further important milestone for Voith in this country.
Beyhan-1 is the first within a scheme of four new hydro plants in Elazig Province. Voith also supplies the excitation and monitoring systems necessary for the operation of the respective generators.
Beyhan-1 is located on the Murat River. It is scheduled for commissioning in January 2015 and will assure reliable and green energy supply for around 400.000 households in the Elazig region.
"We have been able to establish ourselves as a strong partner for our customers in Turkey. With this large scale project we are further strengthening our position as a leading hydro power supplier in this country", says Dr. Leopold Heninger, Chief Executive Officer of Voith Hydro in St. Pölten, Austria.
About Voith Hydro
Voith Hydro (voithhydro.com) is a Group Division of Voith and - with a workforce of approx. 5,300 employees and a sales volume of more than 1.2 billion Euros in the business year 2010/2011 - belongs to the world-wide leading companies for hydro power equipment.
Voith sets the standards in the markets energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transportation & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith employs more than 40,000 people, generates €5.6 billion in sales, operates in more than 50 countries around the world and is today one of the biggest family-owned companies in Europe.
The importance of Hydro Power
Hydro power is the largest, oldest and most reliable form of renewable energy generation. Worldwide, it makes an indispensable contribution to stable power supplies and hence to economic and social development - both in industrial countries and in emerging markets. Hydro power also makes a significant contribution to climate-protecting energy production. Voith has been a leading supplier of this technology from the early beginning and continuously develops it further.
View of the construction site of Beyhan-1 hydro power plant in eastern Turkey. (Source: Kalehan Energy Production)