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It's a key step in the process. Water is the essence of the Nant de Drance power plant – that's what it's being built for. Our teams have been working hard for more than ten years to do the digging and install the pipes and the six turbines in the underground cavern. In a few months' time, the plant will be up and running, generating its first kilowatt-hours.
There are always going to be some risks, but in this case they were limited. The pipes are filled up very slowly via two by-pass pipes measuring 25 cm in diameter. We were actually quite excited about opening the valves. It's a major step for everyone working on the site.
It's like climbing a mountain. We haven't reached the top yet, but we're getting there. And when we look down, we can see how much progress we’ve made and all the obstacles we’ve overcome. It's a great feeling!