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Hydropower in flow!

As a source of renewable energy, hydropower has been around for ages. Bilfinger internationally is a competent partner to the hydropower sector. We have been building hydraulic steel structures and assembling turbines for hydropower plants for decades. As a leading supplier on the European market, we provide engineering, manufacturing and assembly of pressure piping from a single source. Flexible, reliable and close to the customer, we put our extensive expertise and experience to work in the construction, maintenance and modernization of your hydropower plants.

Our hydropower service

Why choose hydropower services from Bilfinger?
 

  • Setting the highest quality standards in line with your requirements
  • Unique full-service: engineering, manufacturing and installation of pressure pipelines and hydraulic steel structures from a single source
  • Highly qualified specialists from various fields support you in every phase throughout the entire lifecycle of your plants
  • Thanks to our large, international network of experts, we deliver projects consistently, on schedule and with a strong customer focus
  • Customized solutions with the manufacture of piping systems, components and containers in our own state-of-the-art facilities

Bilfinger ensures a high level of flexibility and reliability in all hydropower-related services. The level of dedication is demonstrated, among other things, by the significant number of long-standing customer relationships we have."

Stephan EbnerHead of the Hydropower Business Unit at Bilfinger Industrial Services GmbH

Turbines and fittings:

Assembly and disassembly as well as revitalization of turbines and (shut-off) valves of all types and sizes – including associated components
  • All types of water turbines and pumps
  • Hydraulic power units and controllers
  • Cooling circuits with pump assembly and piping
  • Spherical valves
  • Emergency shut-off valves
  • Outlet, basic drain valves and baffles
  • All types of drives (hydraulic, electric, pneumatic)
Revitalization
  • Engineering, manufacturing and assembly of individual components that need to be replaced
  • All types of mechanical processing in our own workshops
  • Unscrewing and flame spraying of rotor shells with installed turbines
  • Service and repair work for all types of valves and turbines
Welding expertise and quality assurance
  • Execution of welding operations including shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), submerged arc welding (SAW), flux cored arc welding (FCAW) and tungsten inert gas welding (TIG)
  • Non-destructive testing including visual testing (VT), magnetic particle testing (MT), penetrant inspection (PT), radiographic testing (RT), ultrasonic testing (UT), automated ultrasonic testing (AUT)
  • Surveying and adjustment work

Pressure piping and hydraulic steel structures:

Engineering
  • Structural engineering
  • Design
  • Assembly planning
  • Rehabilitation concepts
Manufacture and delivery of
  • Pressure piping
  • Tunnel lining
  • Manifolds
  • Bifurcation parts
  • Expansion joints
  • Manholes, plain bearings
  • Pipe bridges
  • Extension pieces
  • Surge tank linings
  • Radial gates, miter gates and lock gates
  • Intake and outlet bulkhead gates
  • Coarse and fine screening
  • Lock inlets and outlets
  • Inlet, shut-off and flushing gates, basic discharge gates with lining
Assembly
  • Full assemblies at power plants, dams and locks
  • Commissioning of the components including drives
Welding expertise and quality assurance
  • All common welding processes including metal inert gas welding (MIG), metal active gas welding (MAG), tungsten inert gas welding (TIG), shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), submerged arc welding (SAW), flux cored arc welding (FCAW)
  • Non-destructive testing including visual testing (VT), magnetic particle testing (MT), penetrant inspection (PT), radiographic testing (RT), ultrasonic testing (UT), automated ultrasonic testing (AUT)
  • Surveying work
References

Reference Projects Hydropower

Adams Schweiz AG for ENGIE Deutschland GmbH

Assembly of ball valves at Reisach power plant

 

Scope: Dismantling of ball and ring valves, installation of new ball valves weighing 72 tons each.

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Stephan Ebner Head of business area Hydropower
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