Project Commissioning – NilwandeHEP 2 x3.5 MW + 20% COL, India
We are pleased to announce the successful commissioning of Nilwande HEP in Maharashtra, India. The project was commissioned and synchronized to the grid on 19th November 2015.
Nilwande Hydro electric project is built on toe of the Nilwande dam, Maharashtra state of India. The project is installed with 2 units of 3.5 MW +20% COL, this project had two major challenges i.e. very wide range of operating head i.e. 20m to 60m and requirement of positive suction setting as penstock center line was fixed as penstock was embedded during construction of dam.
In the view of above challenges FLOVEL designed a very special Full Kaplan turbine with eight bladed Kaplan runner of 1.6 m runner diameter, operating mechanism is housed inside the oil free runner hub of diameter 900 mm. This installation is a unique example in India as well one of the few example in the world
The project parameters are as follows:
Type of Turbines: Vertical Full Kaplan Turbine
Rated Head: 40.00 m
Installed Capacity: 2 x 3,500 kW + 20% COL
About Flovel Energy:
FLOVEL name has been synonymous with the hydro power sector for over four decades. FLOVEL is a full-line supplier of electromechanical equipment and services for small and medium size hydro power plants manufacturer of hydraulic turbines, valves and turnkey supplier of electro mechanical packages for hydro power projects and ranks amongst the leading players globally. FLOVEL manufacturers complete range of Pelton, Francis, Kaplan, Axial Flow turbines and Valves for hydropower projects. The strength of FLOVEL is in its ability to offer all-inclusive solutions (Electro Mechanical-Turnkey Packages).