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Heidenheim, Germany, 2013/10/02 - At the fair and conference “HydroVision Brazil 2013”, Voith Hydro was awarded "Project of the Year" in the Refurbishment and Modernization category for the hydropower project Ilha Solteira, located in São Paulo, Brazil - Voith.com. FSE: VO2A
• Voith was awarded for the Refurbishment and Modernization of the hydropower plant Ilha Solteira, in São Paulo, Brazil;
• Voith in Brazil supplied equipment for the Small Hydro power plant Anhanguera, that received the award for the best project in the category Environmental Sustainability.
Voith modernized the generating units that were installed in the plant. The criteria of the award were vision, project scope, practicality, ingenuity and inventiveness of the solutions provided, as well as the benefits brought by the project.
Additionally, Voith is a supplier for the Small Hydro Power Plant Anhanguera, in São Carlos, Brazil, which received the award for the best project in the Environmental Sustainability category. Based on a partnership between Celan (Central Elétrica Anhanguera), Volkswagen and other companies, the project reduces environmental impact while qualifying local labor.
The fair and conference took place from September 24 to 26 at Transamerica Expo Center, in São Paulo, Brazil. Voith showcased its innovative solutions for hydropower plants and presented latest developments in automation systems. The company also presented technical lectures that discussed in detail current equipment application case studies and discussed industry trends.
“The further development of our knowledge in integration has already become an advantage that allows us to meet market demands", explains Osvaldo San Martin, President & CEO of Voith Hydro in Brazil. "We offer complete solutions that are perfectly adaptable to a wide range of projects", he concludes.
Voith (voith.com) sets standards in the markets energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transportation & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith employs more than 42,000 people, generates € 5.7 billion in sales, operates in about 50 countries around the world and is today one of the biggest family-owned companies in Europe.
The Importance of Hydropower
Hydropower 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 both in industrial countries and in emerging markets. At the same time, hydropower significantly contributes to climate-protecting energy generation. Voith has been a leading supplier of this technology since the early beginning, and continuously develops it further.