Big hydro, small details. Hydro progressing but its the “devils in the detail”bit

The central pipe section with Afon Cwm Llan in spate. The measure of our success will not only be the energy produced but also the landscaping and restoration

The central pipe section with Afon Cwm Llan in spate. The measure of our success will not only be the energy produced but also the landscaping and restoration. 

Friday  i spent the day at Hafod y Llan with Senior managers on a show and tell day. This did give me some time to walk up the hydro a “few times” and look at the installation process and where we are up to. The site looks dramatic in terms of progress but also tidy in terms of operation.

Top left - one of the many silt traps installed along the length of the hydro. Upper middle - the fittings when moving from SDL 26 (26mm diameter) pipe to the 52mm higher pressure pipe. Top left - A pack of pulverised peckers BOTTOM LEFT - pipe joint number. some of the has been sent off to be tested (it too has the same number) BOTTOM RIGHT - a trail stone panel of what the weir cladding will look like

TOP LEFT- one of the many temporary silt traps installed along the length of the hydro. UPPER MIDDLE – the joint fittings for the link between SDL 26 pipe (26mm diameter) on to the 52mm higher pressure pipe. TOP LEFT – A pack of pulverized peckers BOTTOM LEFT – pipe joint number. some of bead has been sent off to be tested to ensure a strong joint (it too has the same number) BOTTOM RIGHT – a trail stone panel of what the weir cladding will look like

I also had to time to see the progress on the Gorsen 15kw hydro. the Power house is looking good. The estate Larch is looking a bit raw at the moment but it will soon grey off and fade into the background.

TOP LEFT - the tail race is now in (the pipe whihc take the water away from the turbine) I have to say Ifor is a master with turf. this was only installed a few days ago and you cant tell he has been there! TOP RIGHT - a naked interior ready for clever stuff and the turbine. BOTTOM RIGHT - dave installing estate metal fencing around the power house (we had some left over and Sir Edward Watkin had this fencing installed around the area.

TOP LEFT – the tail race is now in place (the pipe which takes the water away from the turbine) I have to say Ifor is a master with turf. this was only installed a few days ago and you can’t tell he has been there! TOP RIGHT – a naked interior ready for clever stuff and the turbine. BOTTOM RIGHT – Dave installing estate metal fencing around the power house (we had some left over and Sir Edward Watkin had this fencing installed around the area.

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