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Hydropower Bearings Applications

Hydropower bearings

OILES has been supplying self-lubricating bearings for hydropower and water gate applications for over 60 years, and now, OILES self-lubricating bearings are used in more than 2,000 facilities in the Hydropower industry throughout the world.


Water Turbine

  • Wicket gate / guide vane bushings
  • Wicket gate / linkage bushings
  • Operating rings / guide plates
  • Main shaft / guide bushings, seal bearings
  • Kaplan runner / blade bushings
  • Inlet butterfly valve / bushings

Water Gates

  • Radial gate / trunnion bushings
  • Roller gate / roller bushings
  • Ship lock gate / pintle bearings, cylinder bearings

OILES bearings / bushings, plates, pads

Metallic bearings

Plastic bearings / composite bearings

Our high-performance metallic and plastic bearings are specifically designed for use in the hydro industry.

Features of OILES bearings


Reduce the lubrication quantity and frequency or that can be used without oil or grease.


Protects the environment against contamination from oil.

Reduction of running costs

Reduces lubricating oil consumption and equipment maintenance costs and enables a remarkable reduction in operating costs.

Corrosion resistance

Can be used in corrosion environments, such as wet environments.


Possible to choose from metallic and plastic bearing according to the conditions for use.

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