In the Cantabrian town of Torrelavega, the Solvay industrial plant is located. There, the Saja River derives part of its channel for the industrial process that the plant requires.
Taking advantage of the concession for the use of water and a small existing waterfall, we installed 2 parallel Hidroscrews © able to produce a total of 70kW of power, 35kW each.
The first requirement is always to know the natural details with which the site where the Hydroscrews © will be installed. In the case of Solvay, we have a height of 2 meters, and a flow rate of 5 cubic meters per second between the two turbines.
The entire project is 4 months, counting on the development of all the civil works necessary for the implementation, as well as the development and manufacture of the turbines, which is carried out by MILSA. Thus, work will be carried out in parallel with these developments, resulting in an agile project with the highest quality.
The energy produced will be used for sale to the electricity grid, and also for experimental non-domestic self-consumption projects.
This project is a 100% Fish-Friendly development, taking advantage of an approved fish scale already existing in the environment in which the turbines will be installed. These, in turn, impede the entry of the fluvial ecosystem in its lower part, and are capable of transporting the fish, due to the geometry of its blades.
The return for the customer lies in the sale to the grid of the energy produced by this micro-hydraulic power plant, and will be amortized between 7 and 8 years after its start-up, in the summer of 2018.