Hydro Engineering Services
Lehoczky Engineering & Consulting, Inc. operates based on 50 years of hydro engineering experience. The experience is international and relates to machines supplied by many different OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturer) and installed worldwide. All components along the energy flow, also called “Power Train” starting at the water turbine, through the generator / motor, auxiliary equipment, cables and the transformer are LEC’s working area. The cumulative experience is presented below as a diagram showing the unit rating over rotational speed.
The total: 27 Gigawatt in 120 hydro projects.
Typically, LEC has more computational design power and versatility than any OEM. This is because OEMs are strongly focused on their own design practice and tradition and greatly underestimate the potential of the existing machines supplied by competing OEMs.
From the point of view of a hydroelectric plant owner, LEC is always a “better deal” since LEC is looking for the technically best and the same time minimum cost solution.
The OEM’s interest is to re-supply large parts of the machine, while LEC’s prime interest is:
- Design work
- Manufacturing engineering
- Installation engineering.