Voith has successfully completed the modernization of digital governors for two units of the Kinda hydropower plant in Myanmar, reviving the plant and contributing to local economic and social development.

Kinda hydropower plant is located on the Panlaung River at Mandalay and is owned by Electricity Power Generation Enterprise (EPGE), a subsidiary of the Ministry of Electricity and Energy of Myanmar. In the early 1980s Voith supplied two turbine generator units for the plant. Since commissioning in 1985, the units have been operating with sound performance and winning lasting recognition from the customer. 

In early 2020, EPGE awarded the contract for modernization of two turbine governors for the plant to Voith Hydro. As well as the installation and on-site commissioning of the HyCon digital turbine governors, Voith’s engineers also taught the know-how of governor operation and maintenance to the hydro plant operators, which was outside the scope of contract but significant to daily service and repair activities.

The modernization was completed in September 2020.