The widest range of applications available
With about 60% of the global hydropower capacity in the world, Francis turbines are the most widely used type of hydro turbine. GE 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 800 MW, including one of the largest Francis turbines ever made - each with a runner diameter of 10 meters and weighing over 450 tons.
Francis turbines are very able to sustain the high mechanical stress resulting from high heads.
Runner configuration can be adapted to get the highest level of efficiency in its whole range of application.