Articles From July 2011

Summer Update

Posted in News on Friday 29th July 2011 at 4:22am

The low flows which have been evident all year have allowed WRE to make good progress on a number of sites, and we currently have over 250kW of sites under construction.  The WRE designed system at Mapledurham is developing well under the watchful eye of Greenfords, and the Rehart turbine will be delivered soon.  This is the largest flow of any screw turbine in the UK, and should be operating during October.  In addition WRE is working at two mill sites in Devon, one near Chagford and one near Dartmouth, with a capacity of around 30kW in total, both to be equipped with Ecowave crossflow machines.  A significant project at Buckfast Abbey on the Dart is just commencing, with the screw turbine recently ordered from Ritz-Atro for this site, and is the largest power output turbine from this company installed in the UK to date.

Coupled with this, a significant number of other sites are moving forward, meaning that whilst we will comission more capacity in 2011 than ever before, we are confident that 2012 will result in even more capacity