Voith Hydro to provide pumps for Austrian pumped-storage projects

The company will provide the energy provider Vorarlberger Illwerke AG with two pumps and a pump turbine for the Obervermuntwerk II and Rellswerk projects in Montafon, Vorarlberg.

Voith will supply, assemble and commission two 170 MW storage pumps including the hydraulic torque converter for Obervermuntwerk II, and a 13 MW, 3-stage pump turbine, complete with bearing oil supply system, as well as assembly and commissioning services for the new Rellswerk facility.

“With the expansion of pumped storage capacities in Austria, we are together making an important contribution to the sustainability of our energy supply from regenerative sources,” said Dr Leopold Heninger, chairman of the management board of Voith Hydro.