Posted on February 28, 2013

We were asked by Energias de Portugal to place a Lobster Pot camera at their new project - the Foz Tua Hydroelectric Plant, in the north of Portugal. This is our first 4G Lobster Pot - so controlling it remotely from our Bristol HQ or uploading high quality images to our secure servers is super-fast! The project includes an underground power station (252MW), two hydraulic circuits and a 108m tall arch-gravity dam, coming in to service in 2016. It will produce enough energy to save emissions of 450,000 tonnes of CO₂ per year - the same as generated by 200,000 cars. Luke and Sara installed the camera this week - we've been lucky enough to be able to do this before the river diversion, so we'll capture the whole build of the dam. The camera, like the work, is running 24/7 - to construct the dam, they will have a two-year continuous concrete pour! We particularly like the shots the camera is taking at night - the floodlighting gives a great effect: (a larger version can be seen here) For more information, please visit the project website