16 – 18 October 2023 | Edinburgh International Congress Centre (EICC)
"New ideas for proven resources" is the motto of Hydro 2023. The three-day conference will focus on the contribution of hydropower to sustainable and climate-neutral energy supply and the associated technical challenges from planning to maintenance.
We are pleased about our participation in the conference and the accompanying exhibition! Jürgen Schiffer will give a presentation on "Causal analysis for cavitation damage on a Francis-runner and customized design optimisation" (Monday, 16.10.2023, Session 6: Hydraulic machinery - II) and provide insights into a challenging refurbishment project at the HPP Almus hydropower plant in Turkey. With the help of the CFD-simulation, it was found that the cavitation damages can be explained by several flow phenomena that are independent of each other.
In addition, we are also pleased to welcome the contribution by Helmut Benigni from the Institute of Hydraulic Fluid Machinery HFM of Graz University of Technology on the topic "Gratkorn: Hydraulic design for a compact powerplant limited by given geometrical boundary conditions and the dimension of the tailwater gate".
We kindly invite you to visit us at our exhibition booth no. 232, in Exhibition Area 2. We look forward to the personal exchange of experience and knowledge and many inspiring conversations!
Scotland produces around 88 per cent of the UK’s hydropower, with an installed capacity of about 1800 MW at conventional hydro plants and 740 MW at pumped-storage plants. It has 78 large dams and 54 medium/large hydro plants, with more than 300 km of associated tunnels. More than 5000 MW of new pumped-storage capacity is currently being planned.
Scotland is also a world leader in the development and deployment of wave and tidal energy technologies. It hosts: the world's leading wave and tidal test centre, the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney; the world's largest tidal stream array; and, the world's most powerful tidal stream turbine.