England – North West
Aaron & Partners LLP has offices in Chester, Manchester and Shrewsbury. åÊIt works for businesses, public authorities, charities and individuals. åÊIt provides specialist services such as planning, environmental, mineral and waste, renewable energy, road haulage and warehousing, and insolvency & restructuring advice.
ALSTOM Power Ltd – Hydro Systems UK is a design and project management company specialising in the supply of new, and refurbishment of existing, equipment for hydro electric power generation. The Company is a UK based unit of one of the world’s largest and most experienced design authorities and suppliers of hydro electric generators, turbines and balance of plant. The scope of supply and services extends from the supply of components to the turnkey supply, installation and commissioning of complete new or refurbishment and updating of existing hydro electric power stations. The Company retains the original design data for water turbines manufactured by English Electric and Neyrpic Ltd, and for generators manufactured by Metropolitan Vickers, BTH, AEI and GEC.
Beckside Construction has successfully built Beckside Hydro, a 87kW run of the river scheme including all project management, civils and associated work.åÊ The scheme was commissioned on budget and on schedule in August 2012. The company offers its services to project manage and build out schemes in North West England
Border Hydro Ltd works across all sectors tackling all aspect of hydro projects from initial feasibility through to the mechanical and electrical installation and all the other significant steps in-between.åÊ
The company has gained good experience with a varied portfolio of installations roughly half of which are off-grid.åÊåÊ Systems include high-head Pelton and Turgo wheels through to low-head Francis turbines.åÊåÊåÊ
In-house technical expertise can offer clients bespoke and innovative solutions to such logistical problems as transmitting power over long distances or integrating hydro with other renewable technologies, these being just a couple of examples.
Border Hydro Ltd also supply turbines, batteries, PMG generators, G59 panels – check the website.
Derwent Hydroelectric Power Limited is an active hydro site owner/ developer/ generator operating nine sites with a combined capacity of over 1400kW located in England and Wales. Since incorporation in 1988, we have built up extensive experience-based knowledge in all aspects of micro hydro and can offer services such as feasibility studies, design, build, supply, refurbishment and commissioning. We can provide new schemes in the range 1-1000kW and we also have a small number of second hand turbines available. We look forward to seeing more of the UKÛªs hydro resource sensitively developed in the future.
Developer of a commercial/residential site which is powered by an on-site run-of-river hydro installation.
Ellergreen Hydro designs, develops, constructs and operates small hydro schemes.åÊ It can understand all aspects of hydro development from feasibility through to engineering and construction, ranging in size from less than 20kW to up to 1 MW.åÊ The company truly understand hydro as it develops and operates its own sites, and has a broad range of clients from farmers and landowners to charities.åÊ Headquartered in the English Lake District from which Northern England and Scotland are served, it also has an office in Cardiff supporting its growing activitiy in Wales.
Manufacturers of high pressure air compressors. Typical applications; Turbine Govenor Control and Turbine Blowdown (tail water depression). 5-760m3/h (3-450cfm) – 10-100 barg (150-1500 psig).
Gilkes offer a complete service to the hydro-electric industry including contracting services, manufacture of medium and high head water turbines, refurbishment, service and maintenance. Gilkes hydro power solutions are continually improved and developed, turning the force of water into profitable renewable energy. With experience in over 80 countries and a global network of offices, our machines operate worldwide on heads from 20m to 750m and generate up to 15MW of electrical power per unit. Gilkes turbine range is covered by 3 machine designs, Francis, Turgo Impulse and Pelton. For each type there are a number of different specific speed variations enabling wide head / flow variation and power outputs to be achieved. Gilkes also offer a comprehensive range of micro hydro turbines, including, Pelton and Cross Flow machines in addition to Gilkes very own Compact Turgo Design.
Hydroplan is a leading engineering and environmental consultancy with over 20 years specialist experience in small to medium hydropower generation projects. Our client list varies from the largest utilities to the smallest mill owners. Our range of service includes:
– Definition: survey, feasibility studies, plant condition surveys
– Hydraulic: hydrology, 2D river modelling, 3D CFD, surge analysis
– Power & Control: Turbine optimisation, power system and grid design; control and governing design
– Environmental: Environmental Impact Assessment; intake screens; fish pass design
– Project Delivery: Specifications, tenders and contracts; project management , civil and mechanical detailed design
– Site Services: Supervision of installation, commissioning and performance testing.
Leroy-Somer is the specialist in electrical rotating machines and generators, including low, medium and high voltage (up to 15kV), for powers up to 20 MVA.
Leroy-Somers offers a global service including alternator selection, installation / commissioning, maintenance and inspection / repair.
At the heart of energy production plants our generators ranges are the result of 90 years experience in manufacturing rotating, electrical machines.
Leroy-Somer alternators can be customized to various requirements and adapted to most types of turbines (Francis, Pelton, Kaplan, etc Û_).
Mann Power Consulting Ltd brought the Archimedean Screw hydropower system to the UK in 2004 and now have over 10 systems operating. This hydropower system offers an efficient, fish-friendly alternative to conventional turbines and is particularly well suited to low head, run-of-river sites. Our expert services are tailor-made to your requirements offering a choice of single or multi-phase consultancy from feasibility studies to scheme design, license application, construction, project management, installation and beyond. Over the past four years, MPCL has become established within the national hydropower industry as a leader in the field designing bespoke hydro-generation installations, specialising in low-head and ‘difficult’ sites which previously may have been considered unsuitable for such applications.
Mott MacDonald is an employee-owned management, engineering and development consultancy with more than 80 years experience of hydro power in the UK and worldwide.
Our experience and services include screening and feasibility studies, site selection and investigation, procurement, design and construction of all sizes of hydroelectric, pumped storage and tidal barrage schemes. These range from mini hydro-electric projects of less than 100 kW capacity to major international projects of 5GW, with or without reservoir storage, and which include both low head mill weirs and highland run of river schemes.
We have specialist in-house expertise in project economics, power system studies, planning and environmental services, hydraulics, dam and reservoir engineering, tunnelling, civil engineering, electrical and mechanical engineering, transmission lines and operation and maintenance.
As one of the leading providers of renewable energy insurance, we have developed strong relationships and specialist insurance covers over the last 7 years with key insurers in the renewable energy market.
Independent specialist insurance brokers providing a bespoke service to businesses operating in the renewable energy and recycling sectors. Our services include the following:
Business Continuity Planning
Health & Safety Support
Hydro power is one of our key market sectors along with Bio Energy, Solar, Wind & Recycling.
RWE npower renewables is the UK subsidiary of RWE Innogy and is one of the UK’s leading renewables energy developers and operators, committed to developing and operating wind farms and hydro plants to produce sustainable electricity. The company operates 17 hydroelectric power projects and 22 wind farms in the UK, including the country’s first major offshore wind farm, North Hoyle.
RWE npower renewables is also working with marine energy technology partners to deliver new wave and tidal stream power projects in the UK.
Spaans Babcock was established in 1897 and has been supplying equipment into the water industry since this date. The company are the World’s largest supplier of Archimedes Screws having thousands of screws installed throughout the UK & tens of thousands worldwide.
Archimedes “Screw generators” are perfectly suited to low head applications, they offer several advantages over alternative technologies including no requirement for fine screens, fish friendliness, non-blocking and low maintenance due to the simple & robust design. The Screw generator is offered in various alternative designs to suit given site circumstances.
Spaans have agreements in place with many of the UK Water companies & agencies for the design, manufacture, supply, installation and maintenance of their equipment.
Centrally based in Heywood, the company offers a full range of services from supply only contracts through to development of complete bespoke packages. Project management is handled by the companies own project teams and the company has its own SHE officer to ensure compliance with the stringent UK requirements. All installation and maintenance work is handled by in house teams of engineers.
The Forestry Commission is one of the UK’s Biggest Landowners with a total landholding of over 1million ha. The Commission is in the process of developing it’s own hydro renewable resource both in partnership with the private sector and utilising our own in-house experience.
JBA is a water environment and engineering consultancy specialising in managing weather and environmental risks and opportunities for clients in the following sectors: energy and utilities; government & regulatory; sustainable development, third sector, transport & infrastructure. We have an internationally-recognised specialism in hydraulic modelling and flood mapping, having competed on the EA’s principal flood risk management consultancy framework contract for the last 17 years.
We are also on NRW’s Expert Marine & Coastal Casework Framework, Welsh Government’s Construction Consultancy infrastructure framework, SEPA’s Flood Risk Framework for hydraulic modelling, flood forecasting and survey and OPW’s Framework for provision of Environmental Consultancy Services for Flood Risk Management.
Sustainable Control Systems (SCS) were established in 1999 and are the UK’s leading provider of control systems for the micro hydro industry. SCS controllers are designed specifically for hydro generation and more than 500 systems have been installed to date. End to end design and manufacture ensure an expert understanding of the system and cost effective solutions.
SCS are experts in grid connection (single, split and three phase), off-grid systems, load management, monitoring and remote control. They also supply generators and for high head site Pelton turbines.