LITOSTROJ TAKE PART IN
MODERNIZATION OF GERMAN JOCHENSTEIN HPP
Litostroj Group will take part in the modernization of the Jochenstein hydropower
plant on the Danube River between Upper Austria and Bavaria.
Litostroj Power, part of the ENERGO-PRO Group, received a new order from
Donaukraftwerk Jochenstein, the subsidiary of Verbund Hydro Power, to develop
hydraulic design and to carry out homologous model test for turbines 3–5 at the
Jochenstein power plant on the Danube.
Specifically, the team of Litostroj Engineering in Blansko, Czech
Republic, will provide hydraulic design and model test of the newly developed
runner, additionally also model test of the existing runner. With the runner
diameter of 7.7 m and runner weight approximately 200 t, these units belong to
the biggest ones, Litostroj Group has worked on in the recent history.
“We are proud to be part of this project and to be able to continue
providing our services to Verbund Hydro Power. This new contract will further
strengthen the position of Litostroj as a stable and creative supplier of
solutions for an important client, leading operator of hydropower plants both
in Austria and Germany,” said Pavel Váňa, CEO of Litostroj Group.
JOCHENSTEIN RUN-OF-RIVER PLANT
Verbund´s power plant Jochenstein is a run-of-river power plant situated
on the Danube, near Passau in Bavaria. It was constructed between the years
1952 and 1956 by Donaukraftwerk Jochenstein.
Jochenstein also serves as a border crossing between Upper Austria and
Bavaria – for cyclists and pedestrians. The power plant has a capacity of 132
MW and is the most powerful of the “border power plant” group, capable of
supplying more than 200 000 households with electricity.
TECHNICAL PARAMETERS OF THE RUNNER
4,61 – 9,79 m
500 m3 / s
diameter: 7700 mm
speed: 65.2 min-1
weight: approx. 200 t
scope of works includes:
Hydraulic development of the new Kaplan runner
test of newly developed runner
test of an existing runner