Entries by WB Hydro

Inauguration of hydro power station Metzeral / Alsace, France

The formal inauguration of the hydro power station “Metzeral”  was celebrated with an open day on June 27th. Many hydro-interested visitors from the region, as well as politicians and industry representatives attended the ceremony when the start button was pushed and the W&B crossflow turbine began to turn. This power station was built exceptionally eco-friendly. […]

Modernisation and revision of the power plants on the upper Danube

W&B received the order for revision and modernization of the hydro power plant Gundelfingen at the river Danube Ordering party is the “Obere Donau Kraftwerke AG (ODK) with it’s plant operating company BEW (Bayrische Elektrizitätswerke GmbH) Augsburg, Germany. Two vertical Voith Kaplan turbines were installed in the power station Gundelfingen in 1964. The two identical […]

Energy Recovery in Drinking Water Systems

For energy recovering in drinking water supply systems, hydro turbines have been established for years mainly for larger power output. For economical reasons smaller units had been provided with reverse running pumps. Unfortunately reverse running pumps offer acceptable efficiencies only in a very limited head- and flow range. To make use of the benefits of a turbine  instead of […]

Public inauguration of Willstätt powerstation

Reason to be proud! The new powerstation produces double as much energy as the old plant did. And this powerstation sets new standards in environmental protection: All hydraulic steel structures were made to let salmons and other unfrequent kinds of fishes pass the power station to reach their  preeding areas.