Friesach Run-of-River Power Plant

VERBUND’s Friesach power plant is a run-of-river power plant on the River Mur, situated in the municipality of Deutschfeistritz in Styria.

Technical Description 

The Friesach power plant was constructed between 1995 and 1998. The construction of the power plant took place using the dry construction method and a river bed had to be created upstream as well as downstream. The foundations for the power house and the weir facility are on solid green slate- and what's more, the gravel for the cement was taken from the actual site. Two Kaplan spiral turbines with a rotor diameter of 3.85 metres produce on average around 60 GWh per year. The Friesach power plant is furthermore equipped with a fish bypass.

Technical data:

Owner: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Operating company: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH                                 
Beginning of operation: 1998
Type:  Run-of-river
Country, State: Austria, Styria
Waters: Mur
Capacity: 12 MW
Annual generation: 60.560 MWh
Turbines: Kaplan (2)
Fish bypass: yes