Range & benefits

Versatile, minimally invasive power plants

Key benefits :

  • Predictable, constant and competitive energy
  • No civil engineering needed
  • Easy maintenance thanks to rapid return to river bank for dry work
  • Modular design allows for site customization: adaptable to water depth and currents.
  • Very low environmental impact on flora and fauna, neither visual or audible pollution

Turn-key power plant services:

  • Site feasibility studies
  • Manufacturing and assembly
  • Shipping
  • Site installation
  • Electrical connection to the grid
  • Commissioning
  • Training
  • Maintenance programs

Typical project duration is 6 months

Protective screen system on the hydrodynamic fairing support structure.
Floating barge moored to river bed (or fixed support structure) to which the turbine units are attached.
Micro-pile anchoring system in the river bed.
AC/DC/AC transformer compliant with local network standards.
Electrical cables linking the turbine output to the grid.
Benefit of protective screen: large-size debris is deviated, small-size debris passes through turbine easily.
Benefit of transformer: Automatically adapts turbine rotation speed for continuous operation.
Barge: economic and fast to install
Barge enables hydrokinetic turbine to keep operating whatever the current flow rate.
Raised position: easy maintenance and operation with hydraulic jack to raise the turbine out of the water for dry work.
On barge: work platform for safe access to sides of turbine units.

Life Time

Over 25 years

Fast implementation and installation

Average 6 months to commissioning

40 or 80 kW

power rating per hydrokinetic turbine with flow speed of 3.1 m/s

120 KW to 5 MW

Installed power in farms

HIGH LOAD FACTOR

65 % to 95 % or 2-4 times higher than solar (21 %) and wind (40 %)

COST OF MWH PRODUCED

€50 to €200 per MWh depending on the site and farm size

Modular solutions for large and small rivers

HydroQuest River 1.50

  • River current turbine with one level containing two turbines.
  • Minimum water head: 2.2 m
  • Nominal power output: 50 kW with current flow speed of 3.1 m/s

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HydroQuest River 2.100

  • River current turbine with two levels containing two turbines each.
  • Minimum water head:  4.2 m
  • Nominal power output: 100 kW with current flow speed of 3.1 m/s

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