Gerhard Wolf and Ralph Edelhäußer, Mayor of Roth, surveying the hydroelectric power plant at Heckerwehr

Gerhard Wolf and Ralph Edelhäußer, Mayor of Roth, surveying the hydroelectric power plant at Heckerwehr

Gerhard Wolf and Ralph Edelhäußer, Mayor of Roth, surveying the hydroelectric power plant at Heckerwehr
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FAS – now available for German fish, too

After the success of our pilot project in Pilsing, Austria, we were delighted to celebrate the first fish migration screw FAS System Rehart/Strasser in Germany.

The plant in Heckerwehr, located near the Middle Franconian town of Roth, comprises a hydrodynamic screw which with an output of 74 kW can supply regenerative energy for almost 180 four-person households, and also a fish migration screw (FAS) that makes it easy for the fish to reach the headwaters from the underflow. With its construction of an endless welded jacketed spiral, the FAS can do no harm to the fish and other river dwellers ascending. The very slow rotation speed of only 6 rev./min. ensures the fish can safely make their way up river.

The official opening celebration took place with a barbecue at the plant – the weather couldn’t have been better. Among the guests were the Mayor of Roth, Ralph Edelhäußer and Gerhard Wolf and Klaus Schülein, operators of the plant, were also there to answer any questions the guests had.
The party was a great success and afterwards Klaus Schülein summed up: “With the FAS fish monitoring still outstanding, we are hoping for the same good results we have had in our pilot project in Austria and trust that the acceptance for such a solution will increase and that the approval procedures in Germany will also become easier.”