Starogard SHPP

Wierzyca river

A fish pass that produces electricity

Starogard SHPP

A fish pass that produces electricity

Historical view

The dam on which the new SHPP was installed was an element of the technical infrastructure of the now defunct Starogard Mills, which was situated several hundred meters downstream.

The first mentions of the Mills come from the Teutonic Knights. At that time, it was an object with one water wheel situated in the mill canal (the canal has survived to this day). However, the true renaissance of Starogard's milling was much later, only at the end of the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century. It was then that the mill was expanded and the machinery park was modernized. In the 1920s, a hydroelectric power plant was built at Młyny.

The new SHPP, equipped with an active fish pass, uses the biological flow of damming.


Diameter 2800 mm
Head of 4,88 m
Power 110 kW

Technologies used

  • Archimedes' screw with automation

The cooperation with the client included comprehensive implementation of the project in the turnkey formula, including: design, manufacture, assembly and commissioning of a hydro unit equipped with an Archimedes' screw with automation.

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Scope of work

Investment planning

Carrying out the technical concept of the entire investment project

Updating the construction design and obtaining a building permit

Implementation in the general contractor formula

Carrying out construction and building works as a general contractor

Delivery, assembly and start-up of the Archimedean screw and fish ladders in the form of a fish elevator

Implementation of complete hydro junction control and automation installations with video monitoring

Delivery and installation of accompanying infrastructure, including:
– emergency valve
– relief valve
– flap valve of the flushing outlet
– steel elements

Carrying out a technological start-up