Melk power plant
|Melk power plant|
|place||Melk / Emmersdorf|
|Kilometers of water||km 2037.96|
|owner||VERBUND Hydro Power AG|
|operator||VERBUND Hydro Power AG|
|Bottleneck performance||187 megawatts|
height of fall
|Expansion flow||2,700 m³ / s|
|Standard work capacity||1,222 million kWh / year|
|Turbines||9 Kaplan bulb turbines|
|Generators||9 synchronous generators|
The Melk power plant is a run-of-river power plant on the Danube in the immediate vicinity of the famous Melk Abbey in the state of Lower Austria . The Österreichische Donaukraftwerke Aktiengesellschaft started it in 1979 and put it into operation in 1982.
Each of these sets consists of a Kaplan bulb turbine , each with a directly coupled three-phase generator . The turbines have a nominal output of 22,300 kW each , a nominal flow rate of 300 m³ / s each and an impeller diameter of 6.3 m. The nominal speed is 85.7 per minute. Starting in 2016, seven of the turbines will be gradually replaced with newer models, one annually while the power plant is in operation.
In order to impair the landscape as little as possible, the electricity generated is not transported to the high-voltage network via overhead lines , but via underground cables in the dike on the right bank.
A bird pond was created and a gravel island was raised in the AltLauarm , which is a valuable retreat for water birds. A new relaxation area was created around the oxbow lake as a leisure paradise.
- Gerhard A. Stadler, Manfred Wehdorn , Monika Keplinger, Valentin E. Wille: Architektur im Verbund (= series of research in Verbund 100). Springer Verlag, Vienna et al. 2007, ISBN 978-3-211-75795-6 .
- Gerhard A. Stadler: The industrial heritage of Lower Austria: history, technology, architecture (excerpt from books.google.de, accessed on December 31, 2016).
- Information on German television in autumn 2016. Phoenix