ANDRITZ Energy & Environment GmbH

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

Axial units up to 10 MW

  • Belt-driven bulb
  • Bevel-gear bulb
  • Bulb and ECObulb
  • Pit
  • Kaplan
  • CAT
  • S-type

  • Horizontal or vertical axis
  • Single or double discharge runners
  • Spiral intake or open flume

  • Horizontal, 1 to 3 nozzles
  • Vertical, 1 to 6 nozzles

Another two Compact Hydro units start generating “green” power somewhere in the world every week.

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