Voith Hydro to supply equipment for hydro power station in Czech Republic

Voith Hydro has secured a €10.5m contract from the Czech consortium Metrostav and Zakládáni staveb for the delivery of the electro-mechanical equipment for the Štetí small hydro power station in Czech Republic.

The Štetí hydropower station is being installed at the existing weir on the right river bank in a flood-proof design. Voith Hydro’s scope of supply includes two turbines, each rated at 3.5MW, the associated control systems, the transmissions for speed control, as well as the synchronous generators.

The three-blade Kaplan bulb turbines with a runner diameter of 5.1m are the largest units in Europe. The hydro station will feed approximately 30GWh of electricity into the grid every year and enough to meet the power needs of 12,000 households in the region.

Delivery of the equipment is scheduled to start from July 2014. Czech investor Energeia will implement the hydro project.