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A drone’s eye view of Radyr Weir scheme

A drone’s eye view of Radyr Weir scheme
Radyr Weir Archimedes screws

Looking down from near the top of the crane as the Radyr Weir Archimedes screws are lifted into place.

Construction work is forging ahead with installing the Radyr Weir Archimedes screws. The following aerial shots of the scheme were recently taken by Dave Powell of Aerial Photography Wales: Media with Altitude. See Aerial Photographer to find out more about what they do.

What follows is a sample of aerial views taken from a drone. Only from above can the scale and complexity of this scheme be fully appreciated. Some brief descriptions are included in the caption spaces below the photographs.

Radyr Weir Archimedes screw

Notice attached to the front of the trucks delivering the Radyr Weir Archimedes screws.

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One of two Archimedes screws arriving at Radyr Weir.

Radyr Weir Archimedes screw

Each screw has a generating capacity of 200 kW.

Radyr Weir Archimedes screw

Dawnus Construction is the main contractor for the Radyr Weir hydro scheme. Renewables First was hired to undertake full feasibility and produce the detailed designs.

Radyr Weir Archimedes screw

View from above the weir, looking across to the turbine housing for the Radyr Weir Archimedes screws.

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This shot clearly shows the 3.5 metre drop in height levels at the Radyr weir scheme..

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The entire development is entirely protected by sheet piling.

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This shot shows clearly the arc shape of the development. Water will be diverted from the run of the river through an inlet channel to the turbines.

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Looking down into the concrete structure that will house the Radyr Weir Archimedes screws.

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Lifting the first of the Archimedes screws during installation.

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Locating the screw into the concrete housing.

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Another view looking down to the weir and construction works.

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