Small hydropower plant in Bieleckie Młyny

Small hydropower plant in Bieleckie Młyny

Czarna Nida river

Archimedes screw in Natura2000 area

In locations with very low slopes, located in environmentally valuable areas, the Archimedes screw is the optimal solution. It is characterised by high efficiency, even at low flows, and its impact on the environment is minimal.


Średnica 2800 mm
Spad 1,5 m
Moc 37 kW

Scope of Work

Cooperation with the customer included comprehensive turnkey implementation of the project, including: design, execution, installation and commissioning of a hydropower unit equipped with an automatic Archimedes screw.

The overall scope of activities within the project:

  • Feasibility study
  • Technical and financial concept of the investment project
  • Obtaining the right to administer the land
  • Acquiring the decision on environmental conditions
  • Obtaining a water law decision
  • Obtaining a subsidy for the project from the European Fund
  • Agreement on the implementation of the project with the Provincial Conservator
  • Obtaining a building permit
  • Execution of the executive design
  • General contracting for construction works
  • Delivery of a complete hydropower unit of the Archimedes screw
  • Obtaining the occupancy permit for the facility
  • Obtaining a license to sell electricity.


"All works have been conducted in accordance with the building art with due diligence. I value cooperation mainly for comprehensive support throughout the entire project implementation process and during the operation of my power plant", says  – Małgorzata Komorniczak - the owner.

Historical outline

The first written mention of the mill comes from 1746 from the General Inventory of the Kielce and Samson Estates and it indicates that the mill existed already at the end of the 17th century and from October 22, 1700 it was owned by Jędrzej Wieczorek. In the 20th century, the mill was a district property for several years, and in 1957 it was bought by Teodor Komorniczak.

Teodor Komorniczak dismantled the wooden mill and in its place he built a brick mill in which a Francis turbine was installed (the mill was used until 2001). The currently preserved water system from the 19th century has already been declared a monument.

The hydropower plant with the Archimedes screw is adjacent to the old mill building.