Voith wins two hydropower orders
Voith has received two new orders, valued at 23 million euros, to supply the equipment for two hydropower plants in the Himalayas. These comprise the complete electromechanical equipment for three generating units at the Rasuwaghadi hydropower plant in Nepal as well as the modernization of six turbine runners at the Salal hydroelectric project in India.
The two projects will be carried out by Voith Hydro in India. For the Rasuwaghadi plant in Nepal, Voith will supply a complete water-to-wire solution including three 37-mw vertical Francis turbines, the generators as well as automation systems and balance-ofplant equipment.
At the Salal hydropower plant operated by NHPC, located on the river Chenab in Jammu & Kashmir, Voith will carry out the supply and service works for installation of six new runners. The refurbishment of the runners, originally installed between 1987 and 1995, became necessary due to erosion damages that have been caused by the silt prone waters of the Himalayan rivers. The six runners will be manufactured at Voith Hydro's workshop in Vadodara, India, and be delivered gradually to reconnect the units to the grid step by step.