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12 October 2012
First spin of the ORCHID© turbine

Here we are!

Our 1MW ORCHID© ORC module installed in FMGC factory near Châteaubriant (a foundry situated in Pays de Loire Region) is now assembled, connected to the foundry process and the site electrical grid. The module is fed with heat generated by the cooling system of the factory’s cupola blast furnace. The heat vaporizes the organic fluid which is then expanded to run the turbine.

 

The turbine turned  for the first time on October, 11. You can now witness these key moments and the enthusiasm of the team!