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Results of the first operational tests at the pilot plant Leinau/Wertach October 2020


Installation of the pilot plant Leinau

October 1 2020

 

The installation of the FishProtector at the Leinau hydropower plant has been successfully completed.

In only 3 days, the cables and the tensioning mechanism were installed. First functional checks were undertaken in dry condition before the channel was flooded again.

 

Commissioning of the entire installation (FishProtector and hydropower screw) is scheduled for early December 2020.

 

 


Construction of pilot plant Leinau

August 25 2020

 

The construction of the hydropower screw at the Leinau hydropower plant in Kaufbeuren, including the FishProtector as a fish guiding device, is progressing steadily.


The installation of the FishProtector and the control system took place in August 2020.

Left: Tensioning mechanism of the FishProtector at the Albatros Engineering GmbH plant; Right: Inlet structure to the hydropower screw in the channel, bed and embankment foundations of the FishProtector.
Left: Tensioning mechanism of the FishProtector at the Albatros Engineering GmbH plant; Right: Inlet structure to the hydropower screw in the channel, bed and embankment foundations of the FishProtector.

Pilot plant Leinau

On April 27 2020 the "Vereinigte Wertach-Elekrizitätswerke GmbH" (VWEW, German engery supplier) decided to build a residual water power plant including a FishProtector as a fish guiding structure at the WKA Leinau. This should ensure an increased amount of water in the river as well as safe donwstream passage for fish.

The site will be completed autumn 2020 and is financially supported by the "Bayrische Landeskraftwerke GmbH" as part of a research funding. In early 2021 extensive biological functional test will be run.


HyFish  at RENEXPO 2019 in Salzburg

HyFish and the Team participated in the RENEXPO in Salzburg for the first time on the 28. and 29.11.2019.