Wallsee-Mitterkirchen Run-of-River Plant

VERBUND's Wallsee-Mitterkirchen power plant is a run-of-river plant situated on the Danube between the towns of Mitterkirchen in Upper Austria and Wallsee in Lower Austria.

Technical Description 

The Wallsee-Mitterkirchen power plant was built between 1965 and 1968 in a loop in a large construction pit near the original Danube riverbed. The "dry construction method" used for the construction of this power plant became the model for the rapid and economic expansion of hydropower on Austrian rivers. In the power plant on the south bank there are six machine units with vertical shafts each made up of a built-in Kaplan turbine and three-phase generator. Thus, every year around 1,342 GWh of electricity are produced. The power plant is also equipped with a fish ladder.
 

Technical data:

Owner: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH 
Operating company: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Beginning of operation: 1969
Type: Run-of-river
Country, State: Austria, Lower Austria
Water body: Danube
Capacity: 210 MW
Annual generation: 1,342,260 MWh
Turbines: Kaplan (6)
Fish bypass: yes