Small-scale hydropower plants
The ANDRITZ HYDRO Compact Hydro Division is the world leader in products and services for small and medium-sized hydroelectric power plants up to a unit output of 10 MW for axial and Kaplan turbines and an output of 30 MW for Francis and Pelton turbines.
Compact Hydro stands for “water to wire” solutions based on pre-designed modular components. Compact Hydro offers a single source of supply for the entire electromechanical equipment, as well as workshop-tested units and short installation times.
Compact Hydro services include engineering, design, model testing, purchasing, manufacturing, assembly, project management, site management, installation, commissioning, testing, and staff training for all mechanical and electrical equipment:
- Hydraulic turbines
- Digital speed governors and HPUs
- Shut-off valves
- Synchronous and asynchronous generators
- Automation, control, protection, excitation and synchronization equipment
- Electrical power system
Different turbine types
Axial units up to 15 MW
- Belt-driven bulb
- Bevel-gear bulb
- Bulb and ECObulb
Francis units up to 30 MW
- Horizontal or vertical axis
- Single or double discharge runners
- Spiral intake or open flume
Pelton units up to 30 MW
- Horizontal, 1 to 3 nozzles
- Vertical, 1 to 6 nozzles
Mini Compact Hydro
Mini Compact Hydro offers competitive solutions for micro and mini hydro power plants.
Level of standardization and parametrization was deeper expanded, keeping same level of performances and quality, for lower investment costs and simplifying operation and maintenance of small HPP’s.
Mini Compact Hydro range includes Kaplan and axial units (20 kW - 1,500 kW), Francis units (up to 3,000 kW) as well as for Pelton units (up to 5,000 kW).