Water turbines have been produces in Blansko plant since 1904...


Water turbines have been produced in the Blansko plant since 1904. During this time CKD Blansko has gained a strong position among suppliers of hydraulic power plant technologies throughout the world.

In autumn 2007, after more than a decade of absence of Small Water Turbine Division in CKD Blansko, a new company was established together with the management of CKD Blansko Holding. The company continues the tradition of manufacturing water turbines and hydro-mechanical equipment for small hydro power plants that CKD Blansko manufactures since 1904. The newly established company is called ČKD Blansko SMALL HYDRO, s.r.o..

The company specializes in manufacturing and supplies of new turbines with output range from 200 kW to 40 MW on turn-key basis (EPC supplies), i.e. supplies of complete electro-mechanical equipment for hydro power plants (turbine with auxiliaries, generator, LV & MV electrical equipment). Supplies of hydro-mechanical equipment such as main inlet valves (of butterfly, spherical or sluice type etc.) as well as manufacture of other equipment for intake or dam structure (slide gates, stop logs, weir flaps, radial gates etc.) is also a part of company’s product range. Design department boast a team of experts of with long years of experience in the water turbine industry together with experts in the field of electrical equipment. Our design pays maximum attention to the customer’s requirements regarding environmentally friendly operation. Thanks to many years of experience we can offer our customers well-proven quality and we are able to meet their most demanding requirements, whether in the efficiency of the machines or in environmental standards.

The company offers water turbines of all main types such as Kaplan, Francis and Pelton turbines both horizontal and vertical arrangement. Moreover, the company is ready to meet special customer’s requirement and offer reversible (pump) Francis turbines for pump storage plants as well.

Design of our turbines and their accessories also conforms to the requirements for drinking water treatment.



The owner of the Blansko manor, count of Gellhorns, established the first iron-mill in the Punkva river valley - origins of engineering manufacturing.


Origins of water turbines manufacturing.


A hydraulic laboratory with parameters according to the IEC 60193 standards has been put into operation. It is used to develop new profiles of Kaplan, Francis and Pelton turbines..


ČKD Blansko SMALL HYDRO, s.r.o. founded.


Integration to the JSC Tjazhmash group.

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