Leliefontein Pump-As-Turbine Station, Wellington, South Africa

April 2, 2019
The Leliefontein Pump as Turbine Station (PAT) is a true marriage between the civil, mechanical and electrical engineering disciplines and serves as an example of how municipalities can use low cost, off the shelf equipment like centrifugal pumps and induction motors to generate clean power using potential energy in their existing infrastructure. In 2015, Aurecon was appointed by the Drakenstein Municipality to augment the supply of potable water to Wellington through the implementation of the Leliefontein Pump Station project. The Pump Station needed to increase the conveyance capacity to Wellington to 30 Mℓ/d in the interim, and to 60 Mℓ/d in the future. This Pump-As-Turbine station is considered a first in South Africa. Learn more about the project: https://www.aurecongroup.com/projects/water/leliefontein-pump-as-turbine-station
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