Witulin SHPP

Świślina river

The water system of the former cardboard factory in the service of SHPP

Witulin SHPP

The water system of the former cardboard factory in the service of SHPP

Historical view

The site where the SHPP is located was used for energy about 430 years ago (the first written records of this facility come from 1586). The first mill had one water wheel. However, in 1782 it was rebuilt, on the initiative of Jakub Plew, the main element of modernization was the installation of two water wheels. Unfortunately, due to frequent floods of Świślina, the mill's potential was not fully used.

In 1885, the mill was handed over to Leon Kotkowski - Witold Gombrowicz's grandfather and was in the writer's family until World War I. At that time, it underwent a complete modernization and began to function as the most advanced cardboard factory in the Russian Empire. It is believed that the factory started operating in 1912.

In 1949 the property was nationalized and the property passed into the hands of Warszawskie Zakłady Papiernicze in Konstancin-Jeziorna. Unfortunately, after a few months, most likely as a result of sabotage, the building with the main engine burned down.
Since 1980, the entire complex has been under the protection of the conservator.
In the 1990s, it was decided to adapt the turbine building for SHPP.


Diameter 820 mm
Head of 9,0 m
Power 220 kW

Technologies used

  • Kaplan turbine in the Z layout

Our company has carried out a full investment process related to the preparation and construction of a small hydropower plant with a capacity of 220 kW equipped with a Kaplan turbine in the Z layout.

Business Development Director
Scope of work

Investment planning

Support for the investment process until obtaining a building permit;

Consulting and design

Development of multi-industry technical documentation;

– environmental documentation;

– water law survey and water management manual;

– construction and detailed design;

Implementation in the general contractor formula

Comprehensive delivery and assembly of a hydro unit equipped with a Kaplan Turbine;

Technical acceptance and delivery of as-built documentation;

Obtaining a license to generate electricity;

Obtaining contracts for the provision of electricity distribution services and electricity sales contracts;

Design and implementation of a system enabling continuous, remote collection of electrical and non-electrical data, archiving of this data on a server in the cloud and visualization through a dedicated application.

All works were performed in accordance with the contract, the principles of technical knowledge, construction art and legal regulations, in particular technical and construction standards in this area.
Edward Głuszek - owner