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  • Archimedes screws largest in diameter

    At the quayside of Landustrie Sneek BV two large hydropower screw turbines, with a total weight of 64 tons, were boarded. Both Archimedes screws head for North Yorkshire, England. With a diameter of 4.5 meters, these are the largest screws manufactured by Landustrie so far and therefore too large for regular transport by road. On location in England the hydropower screws are installed in an ...


    By Landustrie Sneek BV

  • Hydropower illuminates a piece of history

    Hydropower is making its return to one of the UK’s grand houses, which almost 140 years ago pioneered the use of water to provide electricity. A modern version of an ancient device, the Archimedes screw, has been installed at the Cragside mansion, in north-east England, to harness the power of a stream in the grounds and provide lighting for the house − which in 1878 became the first ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Surge in UK hydropower schemes

    The number of small-scale hydropower schemes to generate energy from rivers in England and Wales has surged in the last decade, according to figures from the Environment Agency. The number of new licences issued by the Government agency for hydropower schemes has increased by a factor of six since 2000. Thirty-one new licences for ...


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