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Voith and Siemens join forces to develop hybrid power concepts
17 October, 2018
The hydro division of Voith and Siemens Energy Management division are to work together to drive forward hybrid power concepts including hydropower.
Siemens to exit solar and focus on hydro
30 October, 2012
Siemens has announced that it will modify its business strategy and organisational setup with respect to renewable energy. The company intends to focus its renewable energy activities on hydro power and wind with plans to divest its solar business activities. As part of this reorganisation, the Energy Sector will be slimmed down and the Solar and Hydro Division will be discontinued. The remaining business activities of the defunct division (hydro power and solutions for energy storage devices) will remain within the Energy Sector. The company’s hydroelectric activities include the joint venture with Voith Hydro which focuses on conventional hydro plants and tidal turbines and was fully acquired in the spring of 2012.
Merger creates Voith Hydro Services
17 July, 2012
Peak Hydro Services and Voith Hydro’s After Market Division have merged creating Voith Hydro Services, described as a one-stop shop and full service provider for turbine and generator parts and repair.
India’s Karcham Wangtoo project ahead of schedule
08 June, 2011
The 1000MW Karcham Wangtoo project on the Satluj River in Himachal Pradesh, India, is expected to be completed three months ahead of schedule, project developer Jaiprakash Power Ventures has announced
Voith Hydro wins Venda Nova III contract
16 December, 2010
Voith Hydro, as the leader in a consortium with Siemens Portugal, is to supply the complete electromechanical equipment for two reversible pumped storage units at the Venda Nova III project in Portugual following the award of a EUR122M contract from Energias de Portugal (EDP).
Limberg II – the ‘invisible’ plant
01 April, 2010
Limberg II pumped storage plant will more than double capacity at the Kaprun hydro scheme in Austria upon its completion in 2012. The plant’s components will be built almost entirely underground, making it a near ‘invisible’ project
AMP kicks off Ohio river developments at Cannelton
07 August, 2009
American Municipal Power (AMP) has formally broken ground at the first of its five run-of-river plants planned on the Ohio river.
South Korea completes Uldolmok tidal plant
20 May, 2009
South Korea has completed construction of the first tidal power plant, at Uldolmok, and the installed capacity is to be incrementally increased over the next four years.
Voith contract at Xiluodu, early '09 order progress
03 April, 2009
Voith Hydro has confirmed a contract award to supply three generating units to the Xiluodu plant, in China, and recently reported an order volume of Euro500M (US$670M) for the early part of the financial year.
Impregilo, CMC JV to build Ingula PS project in South Africa
01 April, 2009
A joint venture led by Italian firms Impregilo and CMC has been awarded a contract by Eskom Holdings to construct the underground works and reservoirs for the Ingula pumped storage project in South Africa.
Voith wins another contract from AMP-Ohio
20 March, 2009
Voith Siemens Hydro Power Generation has won a contract from American Municipal Power-Ohio (AMP-Ohio) to supply equipment to the Captain Meldahl project.
NHDC receives plaudit for Omkareshwar
25 February, 2009
Narmada Hydroelectric Development Corp (NHDC) has received a major plaudit for early completion of the Omkareshwar project in Madhya Pradesh state, in India.
Tidal power primed for breakthrough
17 February, 2009
Can tidal power really compete with other forms of power generation? Neil Ford aims to answer this question by investigating what projects are actually being developed on a commercial basis, and detailing where future breakthroughs look likely
Voith, Siemens JV re-brands to Voith Hydro
13 February, 2009
The joint venture of Voith and Siemens is to be re-branded as Voith Hydro with effect from 1 April.
Wavegen, npower gets approval for Siadar wave project
03 February, 2009
Wavegen and npower have received consent for the Siadar wave energy project in Scotland using oscillating water column technology (OWC).
Brazil hydro aces gas; funding for Santo Antonio
14 January, 2009
In hydro development in Brazil the country has seen such high levels of precipitation recently that it is looking at a strategic cutback in imported natural gas, and project development has also seen major funds provided for one of the largest schemes of recent years - Santo Antonio.
Jirau contract for Alstom, Voith and Andritz
23 December, 2008
A consortium led by Alstom Hydro, and including Voith Siemens and Andritz VaA Tech Hydro, has been awarded a major equipment supply contract for a share of the 3300MW Jirau project under construction in the state of Rondonia, Brazil.
Voith Siemens opens generator workshop in Shanghai
22 October, 2008
Voith Siemens Hydro Power Generation has opened a new generator workshop in Shanghai.
Voith wins contract for Dagangshan
15 October, 2008
Voith Siemens has been awarded a Euro75M (US$102M) contract to supply turbines to the 2.6GW Dagangshan hydro power project being built in China by Guodian dadu River Hydro Power Development Co.
Eskom awards Ingula PS contract to Voith
16 September, 2008
Voith Siemens Hydro has been awarded a contract by South African utility Eskom to supply electro-mechanical equipment for the Ingula pumped storage plant.