Turgo Turbines

Versatile Power Generation for Medium to High Head Applications

Our Turgo impulse turbines are designed to excel in medium to high head applications, bridging the gap between Pelton and Francis machines. These versatile turbines are particularly well-suited for “run of river” schemes, offering the ability to handle some level of “dirty water” while maintaining excellent performance across a wide range of flow rates.

While Turgo turbines may have a slightly lower peak efficiency compared to Francis machines, they often outperform them in terms of overall energy generation. This is attributed to their unique combination of a flat efficiency curve and high partial load efficiency. These qualities make Turgo turbines highly advantageous in scenarios where significant water supply fluctuations are encountered.

To address potential pressure surges in upstream pipework, the use of deflectors can effectively mitigate any issues, even during full load rejections. This ensures a smoother and more stable operation of the turbines, enhancing their reliability and longevity.

Completed Horizontal twin jet Turgo Turbine installation

Horizontal Twin Jet Turgo Turbine


  • Compact design
  • Available in single, twin or three jet configurations
  • Robust design and manufacture
  • Designed for minimal maintenance.
  • Fixed, manually variable or fully automated flow regulation.
  • Horizontal or vertical configuration
  • Can be manufactured in a range of materials to suit the customers requirements.
  • Output to 10MW per machine.
Completed Installation of a Horizontal Single Jet Turgo Turbine in Tamar Hydros Containerised solutions.

Single Jet Containerised Turgo Turbine

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Take the first step towards renewable energy with Tamar Hydro. Connect with us to discuss your hydropower needs and explore the perfect turbine solution. Begin the journey to a sustainable future by completing our Turbine Enquiry Form.

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