WCA September 2023

Industry News

Individual cable carrier system for hydropower plant

The project, for hydroelectric power plant company CNR, included the largest travel length that Kabelschlepp France has ever implemented. The hydroelectric power plant was to be equipped with the new cable carrier system as part of maintenance work. “It guides the power, communication and sensor cables to the valve,” explained

An international team at Kabelschlepp France has implemented a robust cable carrier system for the safety valve at the Châteauneuf du Rhône hydroelectric power plant in the South of France. The purpose of the valve, which moves across the entire power plant, is to prevent over-speed of the turbines. In an emergency, a heavy barrier is used to block the ingress of water.

Photo credit: Tsubaki Kabelschlepp

Maintenance work at the hydroelectric power plant included the installation of a new cable carrier system

than the rail, as there is no risk of bad contacts. The extreme conditions at the site required a robust design. Installed on the retaining dam, the cable carrier system is exposed to high winds, and optimum functioning has to be ensured even at temperatures below freezing in winter. In addition to the RSC MC0950 cable carrier, the solution included all required cables, the guide channel, floating TKFMD drivers including driver arm, the substructure/wall brackets and the roof system.

Pascal Berg, industry man ager cranes and long travel at Tsubaki Kabelschlepp. For the movement of the valve across the large distance of 120m, the customer ordered a cable carrier system from Tsubaki Kabelschlepp to replace the old conductor rails. The carrier can transport more cables of different types than the conductor rail, including telephone and sensor cables. The system is also more reliable

The cable carrier runs on a guide channel over a total distance of 120m

Tsubaki Kabelschlepp GmbH www.tsubaki-kabelschlepp.com

Photo credit: Tsubaki Kabelschlepp

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