Voith Hydro inaugurates its new office at Kathmandu, Nepal


    Kathmandu, Nepal: Voith Hydro is a global hydropower leader having full
    range of Electromechanical equipment for hydropower projects from mini
    and small hydro to currently largest possible capacity of 1000MW per unit).
    Voith provides solutions for all types of hydro- power projects from low
    head Kaplan and Bulb to Francis and high head Pelton machines including
    Pump and Pump storage applications and handles completes scope of
    Water to Wire. The company subscribes to the philosophy of bringing state
    of the art global technologies & expertise to all parts of the world and yet
    be a local player in order to serve its customers efficiently. Till date Voith
    has supplied over 300,000 MW worldwide, 1/3rd of the total hydro capacity
    in the world.

    Towards this endeavor, Voith Hydro Pvt. Ltd completed yet another
    milestone by opening its office in the capital city of the picturesque
    Himalayan country, Nepal.

    Voith has a long history of cooperation in Nepal starting from the year 1968
    when it installed 3 units of 5.5 MW for Gandak HEP for Nepal Electric
    Authority. This was followed by other projects including 4 units of 3 MW for
    Trishuli HEP in year 1970, 2 units of 30 MW for Kulekhani No. 1 HEP in

    year 1982, 3 units of 26 MW for Marsyangdi in year 1990 and 2 units of
    37.9 MW for Middle Marsyangdi in 2008.

    After the formal ceremony at the office in the morning to mark the occasion
    of inauguration of its office, a get together was organized in the evening by
    Voith which was attended by more than 70 esteemed guests – covering
    customers, consultants, developers, bankers and other stake holders. The
    guests were welcomed by Mr. Ravi Kalra, Managing Director & CEO of
    Voith Hydro Pvt. Ltd.
    Mr. Martin Andrae, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) from the parent
    company, Voith Hydro Holding GmbH who had flown in especially for the
    event, expressed his gratitude to all the guests for being part of this
    momentous occasion.

    While addressing the esteemed gathering Mr. Andrae said “ Nepal is a key
    component of Voith’s focus in the future and the company believes in
    being closer to its customer in order to serve them better”

    Voith Group also celebrates its 150 th year of existence in this year, having
    been founded in 1867 and continues to be one of the largest family owned
    companies in Europe. Today, Voith Group has a sales turnover of over 4.3
    Billion Euros and has presence in more than 60 countries with around
    19,000 employees.

    Hydropower is the biggest, oldest and most reliable form of renewable
    energy generation and Voith Hydro has been a leading supplier of this
    technology and is constantly refining and improving it.

    Nepal is a country that has an abundant potential for hydropower and it is
    a matter of time before it could become a leading hydropower generating
    nation. Voith recognizes this and would like to contribute to and become a
    part of this development.

    Establishment of the branch office in Kathmandu, Nepal is a step to be
    closer to the customers so as to be able to meet the needs and provide
    services to the customer.

    The Indian subsidiary, Voith Hydro Private Limited, is responsible for this
    market of Nepal besides South East Asia. It draws upon the experience of
    having executed the largest power plant of 1000 MW in India. It is currently
    executing a number of projects in India, Nepal, Bhutan, SE Asia and Africa
    besides supplying to all of Voith’s global locations.

    In Nepal, currently, Voith Hydro is executing the prestigious projects of 3
    units of 37 MW Rasuwagadhi, 3 units of 9 MW Dordi Khola, 3 units of 7.2
    MW Lower Hewa Khola, 2 units of 6.8 MW Thapa Khola and 3 units of 14
    MW Mistri Khola.