A Socio-Technical Turbine


Inspecting the archimedes screw turbine at Freeman’s Reach

In bright sunshine today, we visited the hydro-electric turbine at Freeman’s Reach in central Durham. Students who have recently completed the course met new students, and we had a good look at the turbine.



site-visit in 2014

Things have certainly moved on since MSc students visited the site in 2014, when construction was in full flow. Then we saw the concrete channels being constructed and heard about the building of the ‘bat hotel’ under the site. Today the turbine is installed and commissioned, but a dry summer meant there was no action for us to see. We’ll look forward to coming back another day.

discussing turbines!

We an also look forward to the students taking over the blog very soon!


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