Starogard SHPP

Wierzyca river

A fish pass that produces electricity

Starogard SHPP

A fish pass that produces electricity

Historical overview

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

The first mentions of the Mills come from the chronicles of the Teutonic Order. At that time, it was an object propelled by one water wheel that derived its power from water flowing in the mill canal (the canal has survived to this day). However, the true renaissance of Starogard's milling had not begun until much later - namely 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 the damming to generate electircity.


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

Technologies used

  • Archimedes' screw with automated control system

The cooperation with the client included comprehensive implementation of the project in the turnkey formula, including: design, manufacturing, assembly and commissioning of a hydroset equipped with an Archimedes' screw that was paired with an automated control system.

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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 construction 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 a complete hydro junction control and automation installations and its video surveillance systems
  • Delivery and installation of accompanying infrastructure, including:
  • – emergency gate
    – relief gate
    – flap gate of the flushing outlet
    – steel elements
  • Carrying out a technological start-up