Ardnacrusha is an 86MW hydro power project. It is located on Shannon river/basin in Clare, Ireland. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. The project construction commenced in 1925 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1929. Buy the profile here.

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The project was developed by Siemens and is currently owned by Electricity Supply Board.

Ardnacrusha is a run-of-river project. The gross head of the project is 28.5m. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, are 4 in number. The penstock length is 41m. The penstock diameter is 6m. The project generated 332 GWh of electricity.

The project has 1 electric generator installed at the site. The generator capacity is 25 MVA.

The project has 3 electric generators installed at the site. The generator capacity is 30 MVA.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 1925 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1929.

Contractors involved

The turbines for the hydro power project have been supplied by Andritz Hydro and Voith Hydro Holding.

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About Siemens

Siemens AG (Siemens) is a technology company. Its operations span electrification, automation, and digitalization fields. The company designs, develop, and manufactures products, and installs complex systems and projects. It also provides a wide range of customized solutions for individual requirements. Siemens focuses on power generation and distribution, and intelligent infrastructure for buildings and distributed energy systems. It provides smart mobility solutions for rail and road transport, medical technology, and digital healthcare services. Siemens has research and development facilities, production plants, warehouses, and sales offices across the world. It serves customers in various industries such as energy, healthcare, infrastructure, process and manufacturing, and others. Siemens is headquartered in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.

This content was updated on 22 April 2024

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