WATER INTAKE AT SUSASCA POWER PLANT

Autor: Roland Gruber , 25.07.2016

In the autumn of 2015 modifications were undertaken on the La Jenna water intake of the Susasca Power station in Susch, Switzerland.The main point of the project was the conversion to a fine grid with a new ...

... horizontal machine for clearing the grid. The decision was taken to install a purely electromechanically driven version from Wild Metal, the South Tirol-based specialist in water-related steel structures. This was both an efficient and a robust
solution. The machine is protected against the weather by a closed Plexiglas canopy which also acts as a safety barrier. Fine and coarse flotsam is now removed fully automatically by the screens at all times of the year. Wild Metal also supplied the bottom outlet and the sluices which also incorporated further innovative solutions. The
operators of the power company OESS SA were clearly delighted. Wild Metal is one of the most innovative companies in the field of modern water-related steel structures for today’s alpine hydropower requirements.

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Susasca Power station in Susch, Switzerland

photo credits: Wild Metal