Each of these turbine types is suitable for a specific operation area:
Different output ratings, various head values, highly unsteady watercourses
or high content of floating refuse. In addition, you get WKV speed
controllers, WKV water level controllers and WKV switchboards. Everything
with well-proven technology “made by WKV AG”.
WKV offers much more than the adaptation of turbine and alternator to the site conditions. For example, a complete range of specific runner speeds allows a perfect alignment to synchronous alternator speeds.
Common for all products: The first-class quality. In our test laboratory, we have proved this beyond doubt and so far achieved highest efficiencies.
Since the company was founded, a big part of our profit has been re-invested into research and development. This makes us the forerunner in the global minihydro industry. We keep our technological lead only by continuous development.
Do not buy your turbine plant at a discounter – trust in the specialist!
The in-house manufacturing of our alternators allows an optimized matching to the technical- and design requirements of the hydro turbines.
Characteristics of WKV synchronous alternators:
WKV designs and manufactures the complete set of switchboards and controls in-house, and thus provides a single-point overall responsibility. Each unit is individually adapted to the client’s standards and local regulations.
WKV supplies a complete line of equipment from low voltage equipment to the feeder at medium or high voltage level.
WKV offers a full line of such governors manufactured in-house:
hydro power plants are operated for many decades until the ravages of time
will require a basic renovation. Accompanying the renovation, mostly a
reasonable improvement in system efficiency is requested. Other power plants
are damaged by natural disaster, systems have to be partly or completely
cleaned, repaired or replaced. Often, special building conditions or
monumental or archaeological protection rules that have to be adhered to can
significantly complicate the work at site.
Our special purpose machinery manufacture covers turbines including control system, generators and switchboards. By far, WKV is experienced and flexible enough to refurbish your power plant for a reliable operation over the coming decades.
It is obvious
that our commitment to you, our customer, does not end when delivering a
premium product. We offer you a broad worldwide service, starting with
erection and commissioning until regular maintenance of your power plant.
Even the best system can get damaged due to external factors. Never Mind if in the tropics or in the far North – qualified WKV personnel are available (not only) in case of emergency but any time to ensure best of service.