Hydroelectric Power Plants in South Georgia

Grytviken
Location: South Georgia
Operator: British Antartic Survey
Configuration: 1 X 230 kW Turgo
Operation: 2008
T/G supplier: Gilkes Ltd
EPC: Morrison Intl
Quick facts: The British overseas territory of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands is in the far South Atlantic. South Georgia is a large, rocky island with only a handful of permanent inhabitants, mostly concerned with various scientific pursuits, An old hydropower station on the island was abandoned in the1960s and replaced with diesel gensets. As part of a general overhaul and refurbishment of the main base at King Edward Port, the old structure were rebuilt and a new turbine installed.

Photograph courtesy of Gilkes Ltd
Posted 30 Oct 2010

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 15-Jun-2013

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