Voith has been awarded a contract valued at around EUR10M by Norway’s largest energy supplier Statkraft to modernize six turbines at four hydropower plants.

As part of the contract, Voith will be modernizing the turbines in the power stations Oevre Roessaaga, Nedre Roessaaga, Baatsvatn and Vessingfoss. The plants, which were installed between 1955 and 1975, will receive six new Francis turbines and in future generate up to 10% more output.

"The order in Norway is an important success for Voith", said Dr. Roland M√ľnch, President and CEO of Voith Hydro. "With Statkraft as our customer we have been cooperating excellently in Europe’s leading hydropower market."

Statkraft is the largest energy supplier in Norway and one of the major producers of electricity from hydropower in Europe. In Norway alone, Statkraft operates more than 140 hydropower stations and plans to modernize many of its older plants over the next few years.

Norway is the sixth largest hydroelectricity producer in the world, with 99% of the country’s electricity is generated from hydropower.