Press release from Business Wire India
Source: Voith Hydro Private Limited
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 06:02 PM IST (12:32 PM GMT)
Editors: General: Consumer interest; Business: Business services, Energy companies, Heavy industries, Transport engineering, Water
Voith Hydro Receives Order for Sainj’s Hydro Electric Project in Himachal Pradesh
Project effective from September 2011

New Delhi, Delhi, India, Wednesday, November 23, 2011 — (Business Wire India) — Voith Hydro Private Limited, a group company of Germany-based industrial equipment major Voith has received an order for engineering, supply of equipment and construction of entire plant equipment package including Turbine Generator and Electrical & Mechanical auxiliaries for 2 x 50 MW Sainj Hydro-Electric Project.

Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd. is a joint venture between State Government of Himachal Pradesh (GoHP) and the local State Electricity Board (HPSEB) and assigned the role of development of power projects in Himachal Pradesh, India. The scheme is a Run-of-the-River hydro power plant on the river Sainj near Suind village, and a tributary of Beas in Kullu, a district in Himachal Pradesh. Run-of-the-river hydro power plants require considerably smaller water storage, and at times no water storage at all, and do not obstruct the natural flow of the river. Two Pelton turbines of 50 MW each will be installed for power generation.

“Himachal Pradesh, being a state in the Himalayan region, has a large untapped hydro power potential. Development of hydro power plants like Sainj Hydro-Electric project will help tap such potentials and bridge the gap between demand and supply of power in the country. Hydro power is the most reliable, cleanest and the oldest resource for generating renewable energy.” said, Mr Amresh Dhawan, Managing Director of Voith Hydro in India.

The power house site is situated in the Kullu valley which attracts travellers from all across the world every year for its sprawling Apple orchards and beautiful hills covered with pine and deodar forests.

All over the world, hydro power makes an essential contribution to economic and social development in industrialized countries as well as fast-growing regions. Moreover, it contributes significantly to climate friendly energy generation. Voith is a leading provider of hydro power technology and pushes its advancement through continued research and development.

The announcement by Voith is significant in the context of expanding bilateral economic and trade ties between India and Germany. Germany and India are currently celebrating a 15-month programme series to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between both countries. Voith participates in this series as a city partner in Kolkata, Hyderabad and New Delhi.

About Voith Hydro Private Limited

Voith Hydro Private Limited was established in India in 2002 with the prime objective of tapping the large hydropower market in India by establishing a stronger local presence in India. The company began with seven employees and now has a workforce of 240 employees. In 2010, Voith Hydro set up a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Vadodara in the state of Gujarat, India.

Voith Hydro is a Group Division of Voith and – with a current workforce of almost 5,200 employees and a sales volume of almost 1.2 billion Euros in the business year 2009/2010 – belongs to the world-wide leading companies for hydro power equipment.

About Voith

Voith sets standards in the markets energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transportation & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith employs almost 40,000 people, generates ?5.2 billion in sales, operates in about 50 countries around the world and is today one of the biggest family-owned companies in Europe.

Shubhra Bhasin, The Practice, +91 9310594088,
Rashi Bisaria, The Practice, +91 9891091344,
Markus Woehl, Corporate Press Office, Voith GmbH,


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