GUGLER commissioned a 3.8 MW seawater Kaplan Pit Turbine in South Korea. The successful installation is another proof of GUGLER’s experience in special-purpose and special-material hydropower projects. The hydropower plant of Shin Seocheon is part of a highly efficient and eco-friendly power plant complex. Since the processed fluid is seawater, the application of special duplex steel was necessary to ensure a long lifetime of the turbine.
The Kaplan Turbine is designed for an operating range from 3.0 to 9.7m head and a rated discharge of 43.3m³/s. The diameter of the 3-blade Kaplan runner is 2.6m.