Woolston confirms expectations
The Woolston project started producing clean energy in summer 2021
Another of our UK projects is completed. The new plant on the Woolston weir in Warrington (England North-West) is running and from summer of 2021 delivers clean energy to the national grid.
The implementation itself consisted of replacing the existing fish passage with improved facilities and installing a brand-new eel passage. The scenery of nature will not be disrupted because together they form a unique view of the wildlife of the River Mersey, located in the picturesque county of Cheshire.
Woolston has a capacity of 520 kW delivered by three Archimedean screw turbines using the flow of 30 m3/s in total and can generate nearly 2,300 MWh of electricity per year.
The entire construction of Woolston was completed in August 2021 with the help of HYDROPOL Group, that delivered the design and EPC contract, including all automation and environmental monitoring. The company will also be fully responsible for the maintenance and operation of this hydropower plant.