Voith Hydro Opens New Center of Competence for Generator Components

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 3/7/2023, Location: Europe

• Portfolio covers bars, coils, and poles for hydropower generators.
• Located in central Europe the sate-of-the art facility supplies Voith Hydro’s African and European markets as well as the Americas.
• Local officials and company representatives inaugurated the new generator component hub by the end of last year.
• LUKAVAC, BOSNIA AND HERCEGOVINA. Voith Hydro officially opened the doors of its newly established center of competence for generator components in Bosnia and Hercegovina six months ago. The location in Lukavac (Tuzla) will be serving western markets; from North and Latin America to Europe and Africa.

The new location is only 1.5 flight hours away from Voith Hydro’s German headquarters in Heidenheim. Its’ set-up was closely aligned with experts from the company’s central technology department in Germany, where essential R&D functions for generator components are based.

Apart from the proximity to the headquarters, customers benefit from the closeness to the mainly European supplier base of insulation materials which ensures efficiency and smooth operations. Additionally, Voith Hydro is in close collaboration with the Bosnian facility of ELIN Motoren, a Voith company, which is successfully producing motor and generator coils as well as wind generator components in the immediate neighborhood.

Pole production already in full swing
Works at the facility began in 2021 and initial test productions could already be performed in February 2022. After successful acceptance tests, the pole production started with first orders for hydropower stations in Belgium, Luxembourg, Sweden, and Switzerland. The success speaks for itself: the company’s project pipelines for all production lines (poles, bars, and coils) are filled.

World-class bars and coils
Just like the poles, bars, and coils underwent demanding life-cycle simulations and high-voltage tests. These have been completed to full satisfaction and do not only meet international standards but also the even higher internal quality aspirations.

With this facility, we bundle our competence for bars, coils, and poles. The location in central Europe is ideal to serve not only the European market but also Africa, the Americas, or even beyond. Dr. Tobias Keitel, President & CEO Voith Hydro

We were deeply impressed by the state-of-the-art workshop.

Luc Reinig, Technical Director at Société Electrique de l’Our in Luxembourg

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