HPP Markersbach was put into operation

June 3, 2017

The acceptance certificates on HPP Markersbach equipment upgrading were received from Vattenfall Wasserkraft GmbH & Co. KG. The project was implemented by the affiliated company of JSC TYAZHMASH — ČKD Blansko Holding (the Czech Republic).

HPP Markersbach is located in Saxony (Germany), it was put into operation in 1979. Its hydropower capacity is 1050 MW. It is the second largest pumped-storage power plant in Germany and one of the largest hydroelectric power plants in Europe.

In 2015 the contract on upgrading of ball gates (DN 2500/ PN 47), parts of Francis reversible turbine (runner diameter is 3.98 m) was signed. The equipment was successfully put into operation in January 2017.