Archimedes Screw


Settle Hydro - Re-using technology from 3rd Century BC

The Archimedes Screw being lowered into place in October 2009

Vital Statistics

of Settle Hydro's Archimedes Screw

Diameter 2.6m
Length 7.77m
Weight 7 tonnes
Angle of Inclination 22º
Net Head 2m
Variable Speed 7rpm - 28rpm
Nominal Power 46kW


Outflow from Archimedes Screw under high river conditions


Settle Hydro Limited 

Settle Hydro

A pioneering community hydroelectric scheme generating funds for local projects