Gabersdorf Run-of-River Plant

Technical Description 

The Gabersdorf power plant was constructed between 1972 and 1974. Following exploratory work starting in January 1972, the first closed sheeting of the construction pit for the weir facilities took place and along with this, the diversion of the river Mur. Two Kaplan bulb turbines with an 8.6 metre rough drop height generate an average annual output of around 68 GWh. Furthermore, the Gabersdorf power plant is equipped with a fish ladder. 

Technical data:

Owner: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Operating company: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH                                 
Beginning of operation: 1974
Type:  Run-of-river
Country, State: Austria, Styria
Waters: Mur
Capacity: 14,5 MW
Annual generation: 68.248 MWh
Turbines: Kaplan (2)
Fish bypass: yes
Cross-section of the weir field at the Gabersdorf power plant