Aschach Run-of-River Plant

VERBUND's power plant at Aschach is a run-of-river plant situated on the Danube and in the municipality of Aschach in Upper Austria.

Technical Description 

The Aschach power plant was built between 1959 and 1964 and was the second Austrian Danube power plant to be built, between Sauwald and Mühlviertel. The power plant dams up the Danube 14.9 m high and also has the highest drop height of all Austrian power plants on the Danube. From 2006 to 2010, after 40 years in operation, it took only 4 years to renovate the main engine in the power plant. In the powerhouse, which is located in the middle of the power plant between the lockage (on the right bank) and the weir system (on the left bank), there are 4 machine units with vertical shafts, each made up of 1 Kaplan turbine and a built-in three-phase current generator. There is an average annual output of 1686 GWh of generated electricity. Get an inside look at the working environment at the Aschach power plant in flow, the VERBUND blog.

Excavation work at the Danube

With the excavation work in the storage space of the Danube power plant Aschach, VERBUND compensates for the natural surroundings within the storage space in the area between Engelhartszell and the Schlögener sling. The start of the excavaton work is February 2017.

Mit den Baggerarbeiten im Stauraum des Donaukraftwerks Aschach kompensiert VERBUND die natürlichen Umlagerungen innerhalb des Stauraums im Bereich zwischen Engelhartszell und der Schlögener Schlinge. Beginn der Bagger-Arbeiten ist Februar 2017.

Pressrelease about the construction

 Technical data:  

 Owner:  VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
 Operating company:  VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
 Beginning of operation:  1964
 Type:  Run-of-river
 Country, State:  Austria, Upper Austria
 Waters:   Danube
 Capacity:  287 MW  
 Annual generation:  1.686.400 MWh
 Turbines:  Kaplan (4)
 Fish bypass:  in the planning process
Cross-section of the weir field at the Aschbach power plant