Just over a year ago the internationally renowned GUGLER Water Turbines GmbH successfully completed its most recent Latin American project – in Panama.
On behalf of the operating company, Naturgy, the Upper Austrian turbine specialists fundamentally renovated the La Yeguada hydropower plant, originally built in the 1960s. The project requirements encompassed the provision of a complete package of electro-mechanical and control technology, including two horizontal-axis 3-nozzle Pelton turbines with two directly coupled synchronous generators. The machines were constructed for a net head of 283.5 m and each can process a maximum discharge volume of 1,550 l/s for a nominal capacity in excess of 7.3 megawatts. GUGLER’s latest reference plant has already been commissioned in Panama and is fulfilling its main function of achieving a significant improvement in grid stability in the immediate area.