Llys Y Fran, Wales - United Kingdom

Order execution in a record speed

By end of September 2017, the order for the HPP Llys Y Fran in Wales, had been finalized very successfully and in record time. Within only eight months, the entire order execution, starting from the complete new design of the Mini Compact Francis turbine, purchasing of the entire scope of supply, transportation to site, as well as the workshop assembly and installation at site, was concluded. The scope of supply consisted of one horizontal Mini Compact Francis turbine, the hydraulic power unit, one synchronous generator and the inlet butterfly valve.

The ANDRITZ Hydro turbine is integrated into the local drinking water supply and is operated with the raw water from the reservoir with the same name, Llys Y Fran.

At the end of September 2017, the customer Dulas Ltd. had successfully commissioned ANDRITZ Hydro's equipment. The drinking water turbine is running to the utmost satisfaction of the customerand the operating company Welsh Water Ltd. Complete hand over of the scheme is scheduled for beginning of 2018.

TECHNICAL DATA

Total output: 266  MW 
Scope: 1 x 266  MW
Voltage 0.4 kV
Head: 29.6 m
Speed: 750 rpm
Runner diameter: 478 mm

Author: Hans Wolfhard

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