Hydro turbines

Setting the industry standard and reaching new levels of efficiency in hydro power

Alstom provides a full range of hydro turbines from a few MW up to 900 MW to meet all customers expectations, with the world’s most efficient machines whatever the head.

  • Bulb turbines
    Alstom bulb units provide the most efficient solution when faced with heads up to 30m.
  • Francis turbines
    The Francis turbine has the widest range of applications among the various types of turbines available. 
  • Kaplan turbines
    Alstom's Kaplan turbines in operation cover low head applications ranging from about 15 to 50 meters, and outputs up to 130 MW.
  • Pelton turbines 
    we offer vertical shaft machines that are equipped with multi-jet collectors up to an output of about 350 MW, and with runner diameters up to 4 m.
  • Pump turbines
    Our complete line of pump turbines are suited for heads ranging from 5 m to 1,200 m with production potential ranging from 50 MW to 500 MW for all types of applications.

Our dedicated Global Technology Centres use powerful calculation tools and state-of-the-art testing facilities to give our customers the optimal technical solution.

Our comprehensive range of products - combined with knowledge and experience gained through decades in the field – makes us uniquely positioned to meet our customers’ specific needs.