Company profile

GLOBAL Hydro – water as a natural source of energy

GLOBAL Hydro is a worldwide renowned name in the field of hydropower plant technology. We are specialists in Kaplan, Pelton and Francis turbines with capacities of 100 kW to 30 MW.

Our customers trust us because we offer sustainable package solutions for a plant’s entire life cycle. With our highly qualified employees, state-of-the-art production facilities, locations and strong partners all across the globe, we aim to provide our international customers with top solutions, while being based in Austria.

With our responsible management of the natural resource, water we positively contribute to our planet’s future. We continually drive to develop our sustainable technology, drawing inspiration from the natural power of water.


Core competences

Production of core components in Austria

GLOBAL Hydro stands for top quality. All system-relevant core components are manufactured in our state-of-the-art production facility in Niederranna. Our quality assurance tests all products which are dynamically balanced according to ISO 1940. Surfaces are tested and documented in accordance with DIN EN ISO 4287 and are tested on surface rupture and pores by means of dye penetration tests in accordance with DIN EN ISO3452-1. Additionally, welding seams are inspected by means of ultrasound and x-rays to exclude any defects. GLOBAL Hydro has been certified in accordance with ISO 9001:2008.

Tailored engineering

State-of-the-art 3D CAD systems provide tailored design and photo-realistic visualisation. Hydrological and geological conditions, professional plant documentation are important parts of the design process. Geometry is verified by means of model tests and CFD simulations. Components are tested for their static and cyclical loads (rigidity, tensions and life cycle, among others) by means of finite element calculation.


General refurbishment including the supply of replacement runners and new control technology complement GLOBAL Hydro’s full service portfolio.

Commissioning with professional support

GLOBAL Hydro combines full service with extensive technical know-how. Our specialists stay with every project from assembly to first operation. After hand-over, we provide professional support including a wide range of training courses. Maintenance agreements and remote service options guarantee swift help as needed.

ISO certificates

Integrated Management Systems at GLOBAL Hydro: as one of the few companies in Austria we meet all three standards and so we are even better prepared for future challenges. 

  • Quality Management Systems ISO 9001
  • Environmental Management Systems ISO 14001
  • Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems ISO 45001