Horizontal Francis turbine

Complete Water-to-Wire Packages

Hydro turbine

30 kW-50 MW


30 kW-50 MW

Hydraulic unit

Speed control, water level control

Power plant automation

Excitation system, protection, monitoring

Complete Water-to-Wire Packages

Forward Hydro builds hydroelectric systems to meet the rigid utility specifications of public and independent power producers. In business for more than 65 years, we have gained wide recognition for our highly efficient designs, premium quality components, and superb customer support.
With about 60% of the global hydropower capacity in the world, Francis turbines are the most widely used type of hydro turbine. Forward Hydro has continuously invested in R&D to increase turbine efficiency and developed specific product enhancements to improve machine performance. GE has successfully completed numerous installations of Francis turbines with outputs up to 30 MW

Runner optimized by CFD and FEA calculations

Stainless steel runner milled out of a monoblock

All parts designed with 3D models

3D assembling simulation

Rigorous selection of best suited materials and proper design

Following national manufacturing standard

Spiral case pressure testing

Non-destructive inspection

Francis Turbines + More

Forward‘s systems are built to each customer’s needs. Typical equipment packages include turbine, generator, governor, main in-let valve, hydraulic units and control switchboard, unit control panel. Our experienced mechanical and electrical technical team allow us to provide installation, commissioning, maintenance service all over the world.

Project References

Brillant (Canada)


1×120 MW

Head: 30 m

Qing Shan Dian (China)


2×20 MW

Head: 29 m

Porto Primavera (Brazil)


18 x 101 MW

Head: 10 m