This is a scheme in the the South of Cumbria at the site of a former hydro installation on the River Leven, which flows out of Lake Windermere.

The scheme has been completely re designed to include a new intake with new sluice gates, a refurbished leat which takes water from the weir on the river to the powerhouse , a new powerhouse and tailrace.

The turbines, 2 no. screw type turbines are being fabricated by Spaans Babcock in Holland and are due to be delivered to site in September 2011.

Some facts and figures:

Turbine cost is circa £650,000.
Civils cost is circa £500,000.
Total project cost will be circa £1.3M.
Annual power is expected to be 1,946MWh.
Peak power is expected to be 213kW for each machine, 426kW total.
Design flow is 4,000l/s for each machine, 8,000l/s total.

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