Installation of a new hydropower plant : in Ockelbo Sweden

University essay from Högskolan i Gävle/Avdelningen för bygg- energi- och miljöteknik; Högskolan i Gävle/Avdelningen för bygg- energi- och miljöteknik

Abstract:

The project consists on the reconstruction of an old and obsolete hydropower plant situated in Ockelbo (Sweden). To carry out this goal it is done firstly a land survey on the place and a preliminary study of which kind of plant should be installed. After that it is done the management part of the project, summarized in the three documents called Business Case, Project Directive and Project Specification. These papers must be written before start running any project.

 

Before start writing the real project, it is explained a short background of hydropower plants and all their components, the current situation of the site studied and also the status of this green energy in Sweden. The name of the site where it is going to be placed the hydropower plant is Wij Trädgårdar and they want to make this area as an example of sustainability with different kind of green energy production.

 

Any project must have a pre-study to assure that the task is possible. The theoretical part explains this pre-study, looking at the best turbine and generator with the conditions given by the land survey. This part also gives an overview of the importance to manage a project, how to do it and people who take part on it.

 

Finally, on the part of the results, the theoretical installation that should be placed with its specifications is defined and also the amount of energy that it can produce. In addition, on the management part, there is concluded how to erect the new installation with the final solution given and those suppliers that will participate on the construction. Also, an economical study is included. The three management documents are added on the appendixes.

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