Siemens Energy and Voith have agreed that Voith will take over Siemens Energy's 35 % stake in the joint venture Voith Hydro. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price, and the transaction is still subject to the approval of the authorities.
With its portfolio Siemens Energy focuses primarily on transporting and storing energy, decarbonising industrial processes, and generating electricity by low or zero carbon tehnologies. However, to date the hydropower sector has had a subordinate role. The Voith Hydro joint venture (formerly Voith Siemens Hydro Power Generation) was founded in 2000 when Siemens and Voith merged their activities in the field of turbine and generator technology for hydropower plants. As part of the creation of the independent Siemens Energy, the shares in Voith Hydro were transferred from Siemens AG to Siemens Energy in 2020.
Dr. Jochen Eickholt, member of the executive board at Siemens Energy commented: "The transaction is further evidence that we’re consistently aligning our portfolio with our core business. Less complexity, more efficiency – this is how we want to position Siemens Energy for the future. With the takeover of all the shares, our previous partner Voith will be able to pursue the expansion of hydropower in the electricity mix even more consistently, which is the optimal solution for everyone involved."