Haakon Støle, a scientist and professor at NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) developed the "Serpent
Sediment Sluicing System", a new sediment technology
that can improve the performance of many hydropower plants
throughout the world by reduced investments and increased energy
Statkraft (Norwegian Energy Corporation) has licensed the
technology, and this patented system have broken new ground in
the field of water resources development in river basins with
severe sediment loads.
The Serpent Sediment Sluicing has been used in River Tinau in
Nepal. Prior to this, it was tested at
Svartisen hydropower project in northern Norway.
Read more research news from the the SINTEF group and NTH in
their magazine Gemini.