Articles From October 2011

Holystreet

Construction Updates

Posted in Projects on Wednesday 5th October 2011 at 2:22am

WRE is currently installing a new 23kW crossflow turbine at a site on Dartmoor.

The system is equipped with an advanced control system which can be operated via the internet, and controls not only the turbine itself, but also ancillary equipment such as the screening equipment.  This type of control system is increasingly being deployed on even moderate schemes to maximise output and minimise downtime.

It can also make operation and maintenance by WRE more straightforward.

Construction Updates

Posted in Projects on Wednesday 5th October 2011 at 2:16am

Construction has commenced at a site on the Dart for a new 90kW screw turbine to be completed in 2012.

Construction Updates

Posted in Projects on Wednesday 5th October 2011 at 2:14am

A small system similar to the system at Cotehele is under construction currently.  The old mill has a small flow and modest head, but can generate 5.5kW when complete.  The system is designed, built and commissioned by WRE and will be equipped with a small crossflow turbine when complete. 

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Mapledurham Mill

Mapledurham Turbine

Construction Updates

Posted in Projects on Wednesday 5th October 2011 at 2:10am

The largest screw turbine hydro system operating on the Thames, designed by WRE has generated successfully.  The system uses 8 cubic metres of water per second, on a 1.7m head, and is the largest flow screw turbine operating in the UK.

The system was challenging because it was built so close to the existing historic mill building.