Voith modernizes small hydroelectric power station for one of the UK’s largest energy suppliers
After the upgrade, the Mucomir small hydroelectric power station will satisfy stringent environmental standards. The special design of the new turbine runner reduces adverse effects on fish and makes it easier for them to pass through it. SSE is working with local fishery interests and recognizes how important Mucomir operations are to the sustainability of the migratory fish in the local catchment area.
“We are delighted to be working with Voith as our partner on this important project. The modernization will help ensure the economic viability of the power plant while taking account of ecological aspects and using the most effective technological solution,” says Peter Diver, SSE’s Hydro Asset Manager.
The Mucomir small hydroelectric power station, which has been in operation since 1962, is part of the Great Glen Hydro Group and one of around 70 SSE hydropower plants in Scotland.
Voith sets standards in the markets for energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials, transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith employs more than 20,000 people, generates €4.3 billion in sales, operates in over 60 countries around the world and is one of the largest family-owned companies in Europe.*
* Excluding the discontinued Group Division Voith Industrial Services.