In 2009, VOITH cooperated with Verbund, the Austrian energy provider, on the development of the StreamDiver, now a well-established solution for the hydropower market.
German turbine manufacturer DIVE Turbinen GmbH & Co. KG and their French partner 2EI Industries have developed the first cooperative hydropower project for Central Asia.
Ecological aspects are an issue of growing attention in the authorization process of hydro power plants. In the area of the power plants downstream migrating fish need to find a safe way of passing the turbine chamber.
Technology Group Voith has built a small hydropower plant on its factory premises in Heidenheim, Germany. A compact, environmentally friendly turbine-generator unit was installed in the river Brenz.