DIVE Turbinen GmbH & Co. KG
DIVE Turbinen GmbH & Co. KG was founded as a new company by FELLA Maschinenbau GmbH in 2012. It focuses on all activities related to technical solutions for small hydroelectric plants, especially developing and marketing DIVE turbines. Both companies are located in Amorbach, about one hour south of Frankfurt am Main. Together they have the capacities, knowledge and experience to manufacture reliable products for small hydropower.
The DIVE turbine is a turbine for low drops (2 to 25 m), with a capacity of 50 to 1300 kW per turbine. The entire unit, consisting of turbine and generator, runs entirely under water with a unique sealing system that needs no maintenance and is not subject to wear and tear, at variable speeds and without noise. It must be emphasised that a highly efficient permanent magnet generator is connected to the turbine runner directly, without mechanical transmission. This feature considerably reduces the expense of building the power plant as a whole and minimises the operating risk and costs during operation. At the same time, it ensures high efficiency for the entire plant, from the water to the network. What is more, the DIVE turbine is capable of integration into ecological power plant concepts with little trouble, which enables the requirements with regard to fish protection and ecology to be fulfilled.