Ritakoski, Finland
Built 2004
Hiitolanjoen Voima

Ritakoski is one of the five power plants originally built for Simpele paper mill close to Finnish Russian border. The present power house was built in year 1920 and it was supplied with two vertical francis turbines. Waterpumps WP Oy modernized the plant with four fixed flow compact turbines.

The work included civil works, control panels, remote control system and network connection with 400 to 20 000 kV transformer. The refurbishment work will be continued with automatic trash rake and sluice gates.
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Turbine units are installed in two rows one on other into the old waterways of the plant. Installation minimized the removal of old concrete structures and enabled the conservation of the power house with historical values.