Environment Minister Rupprechter visits Greifenstein

3/21/2014Greifenstein

As a visitor at the Turbine Inspection

On time for tomorrow's World Water Day (22.3.) Austria's biggest provider of electricity from hydropower, VERBUND, is pleased with the high turn-out of visitors. In Greifenstein, Environment Minister Andrä Rupprechter could see proof that VERBUND electricity doesn't come from a plug, but from hydropower.

During times of low water levels every year, the Danube power plant turbines are turned off and dried off. In three weeks, the enormous, over 7 metres large turbine rotors will be inspected and, where necessary, improved. The delicate storage of the turbines will be checked, corrosion protection applied and the blades will be reground. Works will be completed by the beginning of April and the machine should be up and running once more.

For technical details regarding the power plant visit:

www.verbund.com/greifenstein

Caption: Deep under the Danube, one of the 9 power plant turbines at Greifenstein:

Heinz Allmer (Verbund Hydro Power AG), Federal Minister Andrä Rupprechter, Günther Rabensteiner (Member of the Board at VERBUND AG), Michael Amerer (Member of the Board at VERBUND Hydro Power AG)

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