Combined Electricity and Pumping Installation

• Installed on Mayfield Hinds Irrigation Scheme in Mid Canterbury.

• Turbine drives two irrigation pumps delivering 180 L/sec plus up to 190 kW generated back into national grid.

• Turbine maximum flowrate of 4.2 m3/sec with operating head 7.2 m.

• Takes all the water out of the scheme main race, extra water is bypassed down the adjacent baffled spillway.

• Capital cost of approximately $350,000.

• Annual electricity offset or export of approximately $90000.

• Crosstech Engineering was responsible for design and supervision of total scheme, manufactured and installed the crossflow turbine and other associated mechanical components and constructed civil works.

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Combined generation and pumping water turbine – Hinds

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