3.8 MW Seawater Hydropower Plant Commissioned in South Korea

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.

Shin Seocheon, South Korea, 2021

Scope of Supply: Kaplan Turbine, Gear Box, Hydraulic Power Unit,

Number of Units
Total Output (kW)
3 821
Head of water (m)
Flow (m3/s)
Runner Diameter (mm)
2 600
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