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Saddleworth Hydro penstock connection

Saddleworth Hydro penstock connection

The penstock is being connected to the existing pipe work within the valve house and will divert water (flow) towards the turbine house. The configuration of the pipework enables the asset owner to isolate the flow from the penstock at any time, thus maintaining the physical separation of the reservoir asset from the Dovestone hydro scheme.

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Pershore Weir hydro scheme commences

Pershore Weir hydro scheme commences

Given that the Archimedean Screws will sit adjacent to the main weir, water from the River Avon will be diverted to and away from the turbines via specially excavated inlet and outlet channels.

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Screw turbines for Pershore hydro scheme

Screw turbines for Pershore hydro scheme

Renewables First design a Twin Arcimedean Screw hydro system that will generate 848,000 kWh’s of electricity per year, equivalent to powering 200 UK homes and annually offsetting 3,601 tonnes CO2.

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Archimedes Screws for Pershore Weir hydro scheme

Archimedes Screws for Pershore Weir hydro scheme

Renewables First are commissioned to provide a turnkey package to specify and design the Twin Archimedean Screw hydroelectric system, secure the appropriate consents and project manage the construction, installation and commissioning of the hydro system.

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Renewables First design Saddleworth Community Hydro project

Renewables First design Saddleworth Community Hydro project

Renewables First design expertise integrates a 55 kW Crossflow into the existing dam infrastructure at Dovestone Reservoir. The key design principles of the project are to maintain the compensation flow to the Chew Brook, generate electricity from the flow released and allow for reservoir draw-down during emergency procedures.

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Case study: Archimedes screw turbine at Buckfast Abbey

Case study: Archimedes screw turbine at Buckfast Abbey

Located on the River Dart, the Buckfast Abbey hydro scheme is part of a major redevelopment of the whole site, formerly consisting of five working mills. Both the redevelopment works, coupled with physical site constraints due to the tight proximity of buildings, meant that this was potentially a difficult installation.

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Case study – Mapledurham Watermill turbine on River Thames

Case study – Mapledurham Watermill turbine on River Thames

With an interest in maintaining the working history of the mill, Mapledurham Estate was granted planning permission to replace an old vertical shaft Francis turbine installed way back in the 1920’s. Although this once supplied electricity to the manor house, it had long since fell into disrepair. With a desire to bring the old turbine back to life, the owner approached Western Renewable Energy (a subsidiary of Renewables First) for an objective appraisal and recommendations for moving forward.

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Case study: Rochdale hydropower Archimedes screw turbine

Case study: Rochdale hydropower Archimedes screw turbine

The Rochdale hydro scheme helps to power Rochdale’s £11.5 million Transport Interchange, linking bus and rail services for Rochdale and the surrounding area. It is reputed to the first Interchange in Europe to run partly on hydro-electric power, thanks to the 21 kW Archimedes screw turbine harnessing power from the River Roch.

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Case Study – Micro hydro Archimedes Screw turbine at Tipton Mill

Case Study – Micro hydro Archimedes Screw turbine at Tipton Mill

The Tipton Roller Mill hydro scheme comprises a 28 kW grid connected Archimedes screw turbine. The scheme is located between Tipton Weir and the Roller Mill. The turbine is housed in a newly constructed channel between the existing leat and the River Otter. The turbine will churn up to 1500 litres water per second over a 2.6m head.

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Case study: New Mills Archimedes Screw

Case study: New Mills Archimedes Screw

Project managed by Western Renewable Energy (a subsidiary of Renewables First), this hydropower scheme involved crane lifting the 63 kW Archimedes screw turbine from a high road bridge into the river gorge.

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