Voith’s portfolio spans renewable energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport. With over 40,000 employees and locations in over 50 countries of the world, it is one of the largest family-owned companies in Europe. Voith Hydro is a subsidiary of the Voith Group, and is a leading supplier of hydropower equipment and services, having manufactured around a third of all hydroelectric turbines and generators.
Voith Hydro Ocean Current Technologies initially tested a 1:3 scale prototype in Jindo, Korea.
Voith’s 1 MW horizontal axis turbine HyTide 1000, with a rotor diameter of 13 m, weighed 200 tonnes. Preparatory works at EMEC commenced in summer 2011 with a 23 m monopile installed in the seabed at EMEC’s tidal test site at the Fall of Warness off the northern island of Eday.
The HyTide turbine was installed at the end of 2013, and was removed in 2015.