Peak Hydro Services and Voith Hydro's After Market Business Division Combine to Create Voith Hydro Services

Voith Hydro Services will offer customers a one-stop shop and full-service provider for turbine and generator parts and repair

Jul 16, 2012, 14:04 ET from Voith Hydro

YORK, Pa., July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As of July 16, Peak Hydro Services and Voith Hydro's After Market Division will merge to create Voith Hydro Services. Voith Hydro Services will be a one-stop shop and full-service provider for turbine and generator parts and repair. Combining Peak Hydro's (formerly Weldmart) 27 years of best in class weld repair, field machining, and site maintenance with Voith Hydro's 135 years of engineered reliability as OEM supplier of turbines and generators in the United States will provide customers with unmatched experience and service in the hydropower industry. Voith Hydro Services will have three offices in the Unites States in York, PA, Springfield, OR, and Chattanooga, TN.

"Voith Hydro Services will combine the strengths of Voith Hydro's two after market divisions to provide our customers with unparalleled service for their hydropower parts and repair needs," said Voith Hydro Services President Rodney Orwick. "Our customers can turn to any of our three offices located throughout the United States for a customized solution to whatever problem may arise. We look forward to continuing and strengthening our shared history in the hydropower repair and service industry."

In addition to weld repair, field machining, and site maintenance, Voith Hydro Services is the global Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) for AEG/Hydro, Allis-Chalmers, Ansaldo, Fuji Electric/Hydro, Hydro-Art, Kössler, Riva, Riva Hydroart, S. Morgan Smith, Shanghai Hydro-Power, Siemens, Tosi, Valley Iron Works, VG Power, and Westinghouse.

Specific areas of expertise for Voith Hydro Services include:

  • Cavitation damage
  • Discharge ring and draft tube liner
  • Emergency services
  • Fractures
  • Gates and bushings
  • Generator service: maintenance, components, pole refurbishments, rotor rim re-shrink, and stator rewind
  • Grout and concrete
  • Pumps
  • Runners: repair and restoration of hydraulic balance
  • Stay vanes: replacements and extensions
  • Shop machining: turbine shafts, runner balancing, and complete component restoration
  • Testing services: generator testing, vibration analysis, efficiency testing, and shafting/rotating mass analysis and balancing
  • Turnkey rehabilitation
  • Unit alignment
  • Valves

Voith Hydro Services offers a full scope of services for the rehabilitation of a single component or a complete facility. Voith Hydro Services has the expertise and customized solutions to meet its customers' hydropower generation needs in a timely fashion, which reduces costs and outage time.

Voith Hydro Services will operate in three locations to cover the United States. Specific contact information for each location is below.

Southern United States
Scott M. Smith
Voith Hydro Services
1023 Pineville Road
Chattanooga, TN 37405
Toll Free: 800-344-1363
Phone: 423-267-7549

North Central United States
F. Craig Stinson
Voith Hydro Services
760 East Berlin Road
York, PA 17408
Phone: 717-792-7640

Western United States
Steve Potter
Voith Hydro Services
2885 Olympic Street
Springfield, OR 97478
Toll Free: 888-868-1831
Phone: 541-868-1831

About the Company

Voith sets standards in the markets energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transportation and automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith employs almost 40,000 people, generates € 5.6 billion in sales, operates in about 50 countries around the world and is today one of the biggest family-owned companies in Europe.

Voith Hydro is a Group Division of Voith and – with a workforce of approx. 5,300 employees and a sales volume of more than 1.2 billion Euros in the business year 2010/2011 – belongs to the world-wide leading companies for hydro power equipment.

The Importance of Hydropower

Hydropower is the largest, oldest and most reliable form of renewable energy generation. Worldwide, it makes an indispensable contribution to stable power supplies and hence to economic and social development – both in industrial countries and in emerging markets. Hydropower also makes a significant contribution to climate-protecting energy production. Voith has been a leading supplier of this technology from the early beginning and continuously develops it further.

Contact: Lewis Lowe

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