Facts and figures

What makes HSI turbines stand out?

  • Durable, compact, easy to install, low-maintenance constructions
  • We only use standard parts as wear parts
  • Adjustment of the guide vane apparatus takes place out of the water (external regulation)
  • Standardized sizes, with related short delivery times and low prices

Further advantages:

  • Good price-performance ratio
  • Can be adapted flexibly to existing structures (buildings)
  • Up to 30% higher annual yield when replacing Francis and cross-flow turbines with higher remuneration (applies starting from a 10% improvement in output in Germany)

Continuous product development and advancement:

Year Milestone
1982Founding of HSI Hydro Engineering GmbH
1999Peter Marx assumes management duties
2005CFD analysis of an HSI Kaplan bulb turbine with the University of Stuttgart
Kaplan bulb turbines driven by seawater and affected by the tidal range (6 x 1 MW)
2006Kaplan bulb turbines driven by seawater and affected by the tidal range (6 x 1 MW)
Delivery of six HSI Kaplan bulb turbines to South Korea
2007- ECOTEC 2007 at the site of the Zeche Zollverein Essen as part of an EU meeting of environment ministers, invitation by the Ministry of Environment
2007- Presentation of the Kaplan turbine, construction type B with PM generator as well as the mobile hydroelectric plant with overflow and underflow
The first ever use of the permanent magnet synchronous generators of the K&A company.
2007-2009Development of the mobile hydropower plant with overflow and underflow
2008Development of a 6-bladed spiral turbine for higher drop heights (up to 25 m)
2009Construction of a prototype of the mobile hydropower plant with underflow and overflow
2010-2012Construction of two large mobile hydropower plants with underflow and overflow within the framework of an EU LIFE project
2010Development of a new 5-blade turbine (bulb turbine) with the Technical University of Munich
2012Environment Week | Visit to the Federal President, presentation of the realised projects (DBU and EU LIFE) with the mobile hydropower plant with overflow and underflow
2013Development of a new 3-blade turbine with the Technical University of Munich (bulb turbine)
2013-2015Construction of 6 additional mobile hydropower plants in Germany, Austria and Switzerland
2015Various mobile hydropower plants in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France and the Netherlands are currently in the approval stage

References:

  • More than 290 customer projects carried out worldwide

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