Hydropower Services

Our hydropower services are tailored to site and customer requirements. In addition to installation, we can offer project development activities including environmental and planning applications, scheme design, site survey and feasibility work, performance comparisons and tender specifications. References for our engineering services from previous commissions which include both public and private sector clients are available on request.

Project development
We offer flexible feasibility and project development packages. Elements which may be required typically include the following:

1. Hydropower site assessment

• Resource assessment including flow modelling
• Selection and sizing of suitable hydropower equipment
• Power and energy capture estimates
• Likely installation cost range

• See also software at ‘Hydromatch Online‘ and Level 1 Assessments

2. Site survey and detailed evaluation

• Site survey for measurement of head and flows
• Assessment of existing structures and waterways
• Long term flow characterisation
• System optimisation and layout
• Preparation of project budgets
• Discussion of options

3. Scheme design and planning

• Network operator liaison for grid connection
• Environmental, flood risk and planning consultation
• Optimised scheme design and installation drawings
• Permission and consent applications

4. Installation

• Detailed component specification for tender documentation
• Selection of suitable civil subcontractors
• Procurement of system components
• Mechanical and electrical installation
• Close co-operation with all parties to ensure successful development

5. Commissioning and maintenance

• System test and commissioning
• Grid connection agreement
• OFGEM registration
• Feed-in Tariff applications
• Post commissioning maintenance
• Call out service