ANDRITZ Hydro in Austria, Weiz
ANDRITZ Hydro is one of the leading global suppliers of electromechanical equipment and services for hydropower plants.
ANDRITZ Hydro has been operating in the hydraulic power generation sector for more than 180 years. Special application pumps and turbo generators are further fields of activity.
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ANDRITZ Hydro in Weiz is home to the global research and competence center for hydro and turbo generators. In addition to the development of generator technology, ANDRITZ Hydro in Weiz also constructs vertical and horizontal hydro generators, tube generators, generators and motors for pump storage power plants, and turbo generators (air-cooled turbo generators for General Electric) for ANDRITZ Hydro’s hydropower projects worldwide.
The production facilities in Weiz include manufacture of mechanical core components as well as complete assembly of generators and related electrical check-ups. Our project managers, engineers and technicians ensure professional installations and commissioning of generators on site – worldwide. The Hydro Service Division is also represented in Weiz and responsible for improvement of existing facilities and maintenance of hydro generators.
ANDRITZ Hydro in Weiz has its roots in the Franz Pichler Works, founded in 1892, which later became part of the ELIN group. In the year 2000, VA TECH HYDRO was established through the merging of ELIN, VOEST-ALPINE MCE, and Sulzer Hydro (formerly Sulzer Escher-Wyss). In 2006, VA TECH HYDRO became a member of the ANDRITZ GROUP, changing its name to ANDRITZ HYDRO GmbH.
Since its integration into the ANDRITZ GROUP, the location in Weiz, as part of ANDRITZ Hydro, has been expanded and the number of employees continually increased. The location offers specialized training workshops for our apprentices to qualify them as engineering technicians, mechatronic engineers, cutting machine operators, and electrical engineering technicians.
ANDRITZ Hydro at a glimpse
ANDRITZ Hydro is one of the globally leading suppliers of electromechanical equipment and services for hydropower plants. With over 180 years of experience and an installed fleet of more than 471 GW output, the business area provides complete solutions for hydropower plants of all sizes as well as services for plant diagnosis, refurbishment, modernization and upgrade of existing hydropower assets. Pumps for irrigation, water supply and flood control as well as turbo generators are also part of this business area’s portfolio.
- More than 180 years of turbine experience
- Over 31,900 turbines (more than 471,000 MW) installed
- Complete range up to more than 800 MW
- Over 125 years electrical equipment experience
- Leading in service and rehabilitation
- More than 100 Compact hydro units per year