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  • Three generations of technical skills

    Three generations of technical skills

  • Fifteen years of experience in business in China

    Fifteen years of experience in business in China

  • To become your partner for import from the largest country in the world.

    To become your partner for import from the largest country in the world.

  • Ghiggia

The Francis turbine is a reaction turbine that was invented in 1848 by James B. Francis, an English engineer living in America. This is a reaction turbine because it exploits the pressure differential between the runner inlet and outlet.

The Francis turbine

The Kaplan turbine was invented in 1913 by an Austrian professor, Viktor Kaplan. It is a hydraulic reaction turbine that works with small pressure heads to few dozen meters. It is a propeller-type turbine, and can be single or double regulation.

The Kaplan turbine

The Pelton turbine was invented by carpenter Lester Allan Pelton in 1879 while he was working in California, and to this day it is still the turbine with the best efficiency profile. This type of turbine it’s ideal for big heads and small flow rates.

The Pelton turbine

Tubular turbines are starting to getting a growing interest across the globe and are often used instead of Kaplan turbines in very low pressure head situations.These turbines are characterized by the axial flow of the fluid and they do not require a snail-shaped conduit

Tubular turbines

Ghiggia - Hydroelectric turbines - Products and Services for the Energy

The hydroelectric power, with over 1.2 TW of capacity installed across five continents, representing 61% of the total of renewable energy sources in the world, of which 7% is from small hydro (< 10MW) and still today, after years of development remains the most important source for investments and production capacity.

Today China is the first country in the world for the capacity of plants installed up to 10 MW followed by United States of America, Japan, Italy and Norway. Together, these five countries (Top Five Countries), covering 67% of the worldwide capacity installed in the industry. With 3.173 MW of hydropower from small plants, Italy is the first country in europe for installed capacity.

(Source: UNIDO – World Small Hydropower Development Report 2016)


With more than fifty years of experience in the hydroelectric industry, Ghiggia Srl, in cooperation with the Chinese company Zhejiang Jinlun Electromechanical Co. Ltd, has supplied to Europe today about forty turbines for the construction of 30 hydroelectric plants from 50 to 10,000kW of power installed.



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