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Hydro scheme commissioned at Pershore Weir

Hydro scheme commissioned at Pershore Weir
Renewables First - pershore weir hydro scheme commissioned

Renewables First – Pershore Weir hydro scheme commissioned

The twin Archimedean screw hydroelectric scheme, designed by Renewables First, was successfully commissioned on 20th August 2014 by Spaans Babcock, manufacturer and supplier of the Archimedean screws and generator system.

renewables first - pershore weir hydro scheme commissioned

Inlet channel for Pershore Weir hydro scheme

renewables first - pershore weir hydro scheme commissioned

Pershore Weir twin Archimedes screws commissioned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With the bulk of the project works done, finishing works to the site are now being undertaken. From above, the newly created inlet channel takes on the appearance of a natural meander in the river, as it curves round and directs water to the twin Archimedean screw hydro scheme.

The tree-covered area just upstream of the turbines is now segmented from the mainland, becoming an island adjacent to the weir. In a short time the exposed brown soils will match the green of the surrounding countryside and the scheme will blend in, as it was designed to do. The hydro scheme will also continue the historic thread of taking advantage of the natural fall of the river, only this time the site will be used to generate a clean and reliable supply of electricity for the future.

Renewables First - pershore weir hydro scheme commissioned

Inside the Pershore Weir turbine house.

Renewables First - pershore weir hydro scheme commissioned

Water discharging from the Pershore Weir archimedes screws.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Renewables First are extremely satisfied with the design and execution of the Pershore Weir project, which stands as an exemplar of what can be achieved when the civil, mechanical and electrical disciplines of engineering are brought together under the umbrella of their in-house consultancy and project management services.

Are you considering a hydropower project in the UK, Ireland or overseas?

Renewables First have considerable experience as a hydro consultant and have a full project capability, from initial feasibility study through to system design and installation.

The first step to develop any small or micro hydropower site is to conduct a full feasibility study.

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Once complete, you will understand the site potential and be guided through the next steps to develop your project. You can read more about hydropower in our Hydro Learning Centre.

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