France, St. Christophe, Reallon, Charmaix
In December 2015, ANDRITZ HYDRO successfully commissioned two Mini Compact hydropower plants in France: HPP Saint Christophe and HPP Reallon.
Both hydropower plants are located in the French Alps and are owned by SERHY Ingénierie, a company very active in hydropower development.
The Saint Christophe hydropower plant required rehabilitation of one existing unit and the installation of an additional horizontal Pelton turbine. HPP Reallon, equipped with a six-jet Pelton turbine, was a new plant with integration constraints since it is located in the middle of a village. Both projects were realized simultaneously and put into operation in less than one year. ANDRITZ HYDRO provided turbines, generators, inlet valves, and a high pressure unit (HPU).
The long-term and successful cooperation between SERHY Ingénierie and ANDRITZ HYDRO will also continue in 2016. A new Mini Compact contract for the supply of a five-jet, vertical Pelton turbine for HPP Charmaix was signed at the beginning of the year 2016.
Commissioning of all projects is scheduled for the end of the same year.
|Runner diameter||790 mm|
|Runner diameter||820 mm|
|Runner diameter||670 mm|