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HYDRO TURBINE GENERATING SET FOR VERY LOW HEAD

A new turbine for Very Low Head applications and low environmental impact
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June 2010

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MJ2 TECHNOLOGIES
4 rue de la Mgisserie 12100 Millau (France) www.vlh-turbine.com Tel: + 33 565599946

vlh-turbine@vlh-turbine.com

HYDRO TURBINE GENERATING SET FOR VERY LOW HEAD PUBLIC SUPPORT & FUNDING FROM
French Agency of environment and Energy Saving ADEME.

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French Minister Education.

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Natural Ressources Canada

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Why a new type of hydroelectric turbine?


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No Manufacturer in the world offers a Turbine fitted for heads of less than 2 m. The most profitable sites are already built in developed countries. The remaining potential is located below 2 m gross head. Same comments are valid worldwide

HYDRO TURBINE GENERATING SET FOR VERY LOW HEAD


Concrete Volume & Relative Runner Diameter at constant Output
9 Concrete Volume & Runner Diameter
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8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 1,2 1,6 2,0 2,4 2,8 3,2 3,6 N et Head Concrete Volume Runner Diameter

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Civil Work cost is 5 times higher under 1,5m head than under 3 m head

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Vertical Siphon Kaplan Single regulation

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Bulb Turbine Set Fully Underwater

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Very Low Head Turbine Generating Set

HYDRO TURBINE GENERATING SET FOR VERY LOW HEAD

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HYDRO TURBINE GENERATING SET FOR VERY LOW HEAD

Product Description
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Very Low Head turbine

Scientific R&D Program Fish Friendliness Description of the Product

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The VLH is patented worldwide

HYDRO TURBINE GENERATING SET FOR VERY LOW HEAD

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HYDRO TURBINE GENERATING SET FOR VERY LOW HEAD


Turbine Set Extraction for Heavy Maintenance and flood protection

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HYDRO TURBINE GENERATING SET FOR VERY LOW HEAD

Main Features:
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Integrated Generating set for very low heads Optimally reduced Civil Works Completely Submersible no Visual Impact Simple ,reliable & silent Directly Driven Permanent Magnet Generator with variable speed => Well suited for big head variation Fish friendly Fitted for heads bellow 3,4 m Fitted for Isolated Network operation Standardized Products Range for competitive pricing and swift delivery

HYDRO TURBINE GENERATING SET FOR VERY LOW HEAD

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Product Range: 5 diameters (3150, 3550, 4000, 4500, 5000, mm) Gross Head Range: From 1,4 to 3,4 m (up to 4,2 m with optional reinforced structure for DN 3150, 3550 and 4000 only) Flow Range: From 10 to 30 m3/s Output Range: From 100 to 500 kW (At Generator Terminal Box)

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HYDRO TURBINE GENERATING SET FOR VERY LOW HEAD

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VLH site assembly procedure Total duration 1 week

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Fish Friendliness

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Tests with live eels Fish Friendliness confirmed


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Recovery system

Recovery Platform

Injection Device

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Eels size 0,7 up to 1,2 m

Eels Injection

Fishing the eels with a dipnet

HYDRO TURBINE GENERATING SET FOR VERY LOW HEAD

Test results
Injection in 3 points Survival rate over approximately 100 individuals : Inner 100% Injection Median 97% Point of Eels Outer 84% Average survival rate over 92 % Mortality is from 3 to 5 times lower than that of an identical conventional turbine. Objective of improvement of the survival rate above 97%

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Median

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Inner

Outer

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VLH Eels passage Test


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Eels are individually examined before and after the tests. Eels are divided in two batches according to their size (above and bellow 1 m length) After the passage eels are classified in 2 categories : Living eels are in perfect state and 100 % survive 48 h after the tests Dead eels are neatly cut in two.

Eels are pinched at runner blade end

HYDRO TURBINE GENERATING SET FOR VERY LOW HEAD

Possible improvement of the VLH


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The survival rate can be improved, with a small modification of the runner discharge ring shape Death rate could be divided by 3 allowing a survival rate estimated above 97 - 98% New tests with the new spherical profile early 2010

Cutting area at blade end

New spherical profile at blade end

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Visual Impact

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La Roche HPP

Upstream
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and intake

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Downstream and Control Room

HYDRO TURBINE GENERATING SET FOR VERY LOW HEAD

Canal dHuningue

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Empty navigation lock before VLH

VLH & Electric Equ. in working position

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Clairvaux Hydropower Plant

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Les Barrets Hydropower Plant


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HYDRO TURBINE GENERATING SET FOR VERY LOW HEAD

Some recently realised projects


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Transport of the VLH 3550 of La Roche on the Mayenne River

HYDRO TURBINE GENERATING SET FOR VERY LOW HEAD

Canal dHuningue

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Electric and auxiliary Equipment Container


Exterior upstream view Inside views Control cubicle and aux frequency converter Cubicles

HYDRO TURBINE GENERATING SET FOR VERY LOW HEAD

Canal dHuningue

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Prefabricated supporting structure of the VLH and its electric equipment container

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Aulx les Cromary First project with 2 VLH installed side by side

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Marcinelle (Belgium) Double lifting device

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References VLH Site
Millau* La Roche*
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VLH References
Nom Output
410 kW 140 kW 278 kW 198 kW 142 kW 386 kW 207 kW 400 kW 145 kW 357 kW 500 kW 323 kW 448 kW 360 kW 500 kW 200 kW Tarn Mayenne Aube Canal Huningue Canal Huningue Garonne Ognon Moselle Mayenne Brembo (Italy) (Italy) Sambre (Belgium) Vezere Oder (Poland) Agout Doubs

May 2010

Turbine Type
DN 4500 DN 3550 DN 3550 DN 3550 DN 3550 DN 3550 2 DN 3550 DN 4500 DN 3550 DN 3550 DN 4500 2 DN 3550 2 DN 4000 4 DN 5000 DN 4500 2 DN 4000

River

Customer
Forces Motrices de Farebout SHEMA (EDF) CHBC S.A.R.L. Forces Motrices de Huningue Forces Motrices de Huningue SNC APAS Nature Energie S.A.R.L. SHF SHEMA (EDF) STE-ENERGY STE-ENERGY Merytherm Energie Verte de Terrasson INECO Sp. St Hydrolectrique du Moulin de Resse SOPEF

Clairvaux* Huningue 1* Huningue 2* Les Barrets* Moncey* Frouard* LAme* Vila D'Alme Montodine Marcinelle Terrasson Lipki St Jean de Rives Fraisans
*Commissionned

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More than 700 visitors at our demonstration site of Millau