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Heidenheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, 2013/07/24 - Dr. Roland Muench, Member of the Board of Management of Voith and President of Voith Hydro Holding, participated at the opening session of HydroVision International along with other executives of the industry - Voith.com. FSE: VO2A
HydroVision International the largest global hydropower gathering - takes place this week in Denver, Colorado, USA.
Many Voithians join for HydroVision International 2013 conference and exhibition where Voith acts as platinum sponsor. Voith employees are participating in and leading some of the conference panel discussions and sessions. Topics discussed in this week’s conference range from asset management and dam safety, over a broad range of technical papers up to the latest developments and trends in hydropower.
The opening session included a roundtable with hydropower top executives, including Voith Hydro CEO Dr. Roland Muench. The current challenges, opportunities and future prospects of the global hydropower market were discussed in depth. As Dr. Muench proclaimed, hydropower’s proven reliability and the growing need for more renewable, climate-friendly energy will call for even more hydropower in the future. He is convinced that hydropower - despite its long-standing history, is a very modern energy form that will continue to play an important role in the global energy mix.
The Importance of Hydro Power
Hydro power is the largest, oldest and also most reliable form of renewable energy generation. Worldwide it makes an indispensable contribution to stable power supplies and hence to economic and social development - in industrial countries and also in rapidly growing regions. At the same time, hydro power significantly contributes to climate-protecting energy generation. Voith has been a leading supplier of this technology since the early beginning of hydro power utilization, and continuously develops and improves this technology.
Voith (voith.com) sets standards in the markets energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith employs almost more than 42,000 people, generates €5.7 billion in sales, operates in over 50 countries around the world and is today one of the biggest family-owned companies in Europe.