Press Release

Voith and Enel Green Power sign three-year global agreement for turbine governors

  • Modernization of Enel Green Power’s power plant fleet with new turbine governors across the Americas and Europe
  • Voith to deliver, install and commission digital and hydraulic control systems

HEIDENHEIM, Germany. Voith and Enel Green Power (EGP) signed an umbrella contract for the supply of complete turbine governor modernization services.

Part of this framework agreement is the technical alignment on a globally consistent basic product specification that can be adapted locally. In this way, EGP’s respective hydropower plants can use the basic product specification as a foundation and match it to their specific local needs. The umbrella contract also provides a secure basis for EGP to plan its modernization investments and thus represents a strong added value for the company. Another benefit is that the negotiation lead time can be reduced to a minimum when new equipment is needed at a specific plant.

It is expected that local EGP affiliates in 13 countries will take advantage of the framework agreement where over the next three years there will be a need for modernization of governors.

There were several reasons EGP engaged with Voith under this framework agreement. First, Voith has longstanding experience with over 18,000 governors supplied since manufacturing began in the late 19th century. Furthermore, both companies operate globally with local subsidiaries serving similar geographic markets.

About Enel Green Power
Enel Green Power, the renewables arm of multinational power company the Enel Group, is dedicated to the development and operation of renewables across the world, with a presence in Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa and Oceania. Enel Green Power is a global leader in the green energy sector with a managed capacity of around 46 GW across a generation mix that includes wind, solar, geothermal and hydropower, and is at the forefront of integrating innovative technologies into renewable power plants.

About the Voith Group
The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has more than 19,000 employees, sales of € 4.3 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the larger family-owned companies in Europe.

The Group Division Voith Hydro is part of the Voith Group and a leading full-line supplier as well as trusted partner for equipping hydropower plants. Voith develops customized, long-term solutions and services for large and small hydro plants all over the world. Its portfolio of products and services covers the entire life cycle and all major components for large and small hydro plants, from generators, turbines, pumps and automation systems, right through to spare parts, maintenance and training services, and digital solutions for intelligent hydropower.