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  • Transformer arrives

    Electricity North West deliver the transformer ready to receive the low voltage supply from the hydro electric plant and transform it to the high voltage supply to the national grid.  

    Posted at 11/09/2014 | By : | Categories : News / Blog | Comments Off on Transformer arrives
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  • Whalley Community Hydro wins national award

    At UK Community Energy Awards ceremony in Oxford this evening Whalley Community Hydro wins Start-up of the year.   Graham Sowter (right), chair of Whalley Community Hydro receiving the award.

    Posted at 04/09/2014 | By : | Categories : News / Blog | Comments Off on Whalley Community Hydro wins national award
  • ITV Granada Reports video of screw delivery day

    See ITV news report Hydro-electric power plant milestone on River Calder. .

    Posted at 03/09/2014 | By : | Categories : News / Blog | Comments Off on ITV Granada Reports video of screw delivery day
  • BBC video on the lifting of the Archimedean screw

    See BBC NW Tonight video Whalley Hydro project's giant Archimedes screw fitted.

    Posted at 03/09/2014 | By : | Categories : News / Blog | Comments Off on BBC video on the lifting of the Archimedean screw
  • Whalley Community Hydro sign up with Good Energy

    Good Energy is a utility which only supplies electricity sourced from renewable energy. People who receive their electricity from Good Energy know that they are cutting their fossil fuel use and not using carbon emissions for their power.

    Posted at 01/09/2014 | By : | Categories : News / Blog | Comments Off on Whalley Community Hydro sign up with Good Energy
  • Archimedean screw leaving the works in Holland for Whalley Community Hydro

    The screw is on its way. This is the screw that will generate the power from the water in the river for Whalley Community Hydro. It weighs 13 tonnes and measures 12m long and 3.6m diameter. Delivery to the site is due at 9 am on Tuesday 2nd September. A crane will then lift it into position later that morning probably around 11 am to 12 noon. The operation can be viewed from the bridge in Whalley ...

    Posted at 29/08/2014 | By : | Categories : News / Blog | Comments Off on Archimedean screw leaving the works in Holland for Whalley Community Hydro
  • Archimedean screw delivery date rescheduled

    The screw delivery has now been rescheduled for Tuesday 2nd September at 9 am. Lifting into position will be later that morning probably between 11 am and 12 noon. Heavy rain last night brought in some silt which has to be cleared to enable concreting of the plinth for the screw which was scheduled for today. We have been fortunate with the weather so far this spring and summer. Commissioning and handover dates are not ...

    Posted at 22/08/2014 | By : | Categories : News / Blog | Comments Off on Archimedean screw delivery date rescheduled
  • Archimedean screw delivery 28 August

    The Archimedean screw for Whalley Community Hydro will be arriving on Thursday 28 August around 9 am at the site on the Billington side of the weir at Whalley. It is the mechanism which transforms the power of the river into electricity as the weight of water turns it. Measuring 12-metres long, 3.6 m diameter and weighing 13 tonnes the screw was designed and manufactured by water treatment and power specialists, Spaans Babcock Ltd, The scheme ...

    Posted at 20/08/2014 | By : | Categories : News / Blog | Comments Off on Archimedean screw delivery 28 August
  • A new director for Whalley Hydro

    We are delighted to announce the appointment of a new director, Bill Wilkinson. Bill  is a mechanical engineer who has been advising us on our contracts and is project supervisor during the construction phase. He lives in Wiswell and is about to retire as Director of Estates at Calderstones Partnership NHS Foundation Trust in Whalley where he has been responsible for managing the Trust’s property portfolio and within this role has introduced a wide range ...

    Posted at 18/08/2014 | By : | Categories : News / Blog | Comments Off on A new director for Whalley Hydro
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