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Shenfield Mill Archimedes screw turbine

Shenfield Mill Archimedes screw turbine

The Shenfield Mill Archimedes screw turbine will have a maximum generating capacity of 60kW, which would be sufficient to meet the annual electricity needs of approximately 78 English homes. The scheme will also involve the construction of an intake, discharge and turbine channel adjacent to the Weir, construction of a generator building and reinstatement of landscape and a planting scheme.

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Radyr Weir hydro scheme commissioned

Radyr Weir hydro scheme commissioned

The Radyr Weir hydro scheme located on the River Taff, South Wales, is now fully completed and operational. The 2 x 200 kW Archimedes screw turbines, with their combined capacity of 400 kW, were commissioned in December 2015.

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Nant Peris hydro scheme completed

Nant Peris hydro scheme completed

This 350 kW Pelton turbine on the Afon Gafr, Nant Peris, will generate around 1,100,000 kWh per year, equivalent to powering roughly 333 UK homes (based on a median UK consumption of 3300 kWh, EST 2012), as well as a carbon saving of around 473 tonnes per year.

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A drone’s eye view of Radyr Weir scheme

A drone’s eye view of Radyr Weir scheme

Construction work is forging ahead with installing the Radyr Weir Archimedes screws. Renewables First were hired by Dawnus to produce the detailed designs for the 400 kW Radyr Weir Archimedes screws, project managed and installed by Dawnus.

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Nant Peris Hydro scheme nearing completion

Nant Peris Hydro scheme nearing completion

Work is proceeding apace on the Afon Gafr hydro scheme at Nant Peris, Snowdonia. Throughout the last six weeks, Renewables First has project managed the civil, mechanical and electrical engineering elements of the hydro scheme. The 350 KW Pelton turbine is now installed inside the newly constructed turbine house.

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Hydro scheme commissioned at Pershore Weir

Hydro scheme commissioned at Pershore Weir

The Pershore Weir twin Archimedean screw hydropower scheme, designed and installed by Renewables First, was successfully commissioned on 20th August 2014 by Spaans Babcock. The scheme has since won an Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) award for innovation.

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Pershore Leisure Centre Hydro Powered

Pershore Leisure Centre Hydro Powered

One of the technical challenges of this project is getting electricity from the turbine house to the point of consumption at Pershore leisure centre on the opposite side of the river some distance away.

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