Who we are

What is behind the WKV AG?

As one of the globally leading manufacturers of small and medium-sized hydro power plants, we look back to a long and international experience. In more than 50 countries, several hundred power plants “made by WKV” and "really made in Germany"are successfully operated.

Wasserkraft Volk AG does the complete design and manufacturing of hydro power stations for the customers. The WKV AG, as the one and only specialized company worldwide, has the know-how for producing the four turbine types (Pelton, Francis, Turgo and Crossflow), as well as synchronous alternators and the complete control system all really made in Germany in our own factoty.

The Wasserkraft Volk AG operates the first special factory for hydro power and special alternators. Beside the needs for the own power systems, we manufacture for our customers, not least for competitors in the turbine market, a wide range of power output and various mechanical designs for all kinds of operation and prime movers.

As we do operate our own hydro power stations, we know exactly: A lot of companies are able to deliver machines. But what you really need for a successful operation of your power plant is the perfect interaction of all components, from the hydraulic structure over the electro-mechanical equipment up to the feeding point into the network.

A careful project analysis in correlation with a comprehensive conception and a reliable aftersales service are the basis for our customer relations.

Our service offer

  • Delivery, mounting and commissioning of the electro-mechanical equipment
  • We are not fixed to specific turbine types. For every site and condition, we can offer the optimized power plant:

    • WKV Pelton turbines up to 35 MW
    • WKV Francis turbines up to 35 MW
    • WKV Turgo turbines up to 10 MW
    • WKV Crossflow turbines up to 3 MW
    • High Efficiency synchronous alternators in standard and special performance up to 40 MVA / 15 kV / 120 tons
    • WKV switchboards and control systems
    • Medium voltage switchgears
    • High voltage switchgears
    • Power transformers
    • WKV governing systems
    • WKV SCADA systems
    • Design and delivery “water-to-wire”

  • WKV turbines are ongoing developed in our own laboratories. Based on these tests we can seriously grant highest efficiencies.
  • Our machines are distinguished by sophisticated technics, first-class workmanship and highest reliability for continuous operation over decades.
  • We can offer any kind of control system, from a simple manually controlled small power plant up to an unmanned automatically controlled plant. A special department designs and manufactures controllers and system technology.
  • Every project is carefully and extensively documented. This ensures a reliable spare parts supply system for decades.