La Curuxera Power Plant


La Curuxera Hydroelectric Power Plant

Ribota, Llaviana

La Curuxera hydroelectric power plant was built at the beginning of the 20th century in the vicinity of the Nalón river on its way through Llorío.

The building works were carried out at the same time as the construction of the six-kilometre-long diversion canal that supplies the power station. Its masonry works have a great presence at some points, supported by semicircular arches.

The initiative, which came from Sociedad Eléctrica Peninsular, developed a construction company that erected a three-storey building made of snecked masonry with a tiled gable roof. A residential building for the workers was erected in the immediate vicinity. Inside the building, which continues to carry out its industrial functions for the company EDP, the original German machinery has been preserved. It belongs to the protection urban planning catalogue of the council of Llaviana.

Rubén Domínguez Rodríguez