England – South East
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.
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.
Dyrhoff is a world leader in the design and supply of inflatable rubber dams and spillway gates for water level control. We have supplied over 50 pneumatic dams and gates across 17 countries in the last 5 years, ranging from major engineering projects to small run of the river hydropower applications.
The Dyrhoff rubber dam is designed using expertise acquired from Sumitomo Electric, the worldÛªs longest established rubber dam manufacturer. We are also the European agent for the popular Obermeyer spillway gate. Our products can be supplied in heights up to 6 metres, and length up to 100 metres.
Dyrhoff products are suitable for many applications with benefits including relatively low cost, ease of installation and operation and low maintenance.
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).
Hallidays Hydropower are a multi-award-winning team dedicated to the installation of low-head Hydro Screw turbines.
With 30 years experience working with listed buildings and on heritage sites, Hallidays Hydropower have the ability to sensitively incorporate modern technologies into a traditional environment.
Hallidays Hydropower are able to take care of your bespoke hydro projects from initial feasibility study through design, licensing, commissioning, handover, and maintenance of the Hydro Screw. We aim to provide the most appropriate, efficient and competitive solution customised to our clients’ needs.
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.
KGAL offers a complete structural, mechanical, hydraulic and electrical engineering service in the field of Water Control, through all stages of a project from conceptual design development to final commissioning on site.
Now recognised as the UK’s leading specialist in the field of Water Control Gate design, KGAL’s portfolio has grown to cover all manner of specialist moving structures and systems, including; Pumping Stations, Hydro Schemes, Moving bridges, Ro-Ro linkspans, Boatlifts and bespoke construction equipment.
Our services include:
Design concept and feasibility
Detailed engineering drawings
Control system design engineering
Finite element and analysis
CAT 3 design checks
Site inspection and surveys
Probabilistic reliability assessment
Lycetts offers tailored insurance solutions for renewable energy projects.
From domestic/farm-based biogas and run-of-river hydro-electric schemes to wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and large scale biogas projects; we are able to arrange bespoke insurance cover on a Û÷cradle to graveÛª basis from project inception to completion and beyond.
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.
Multiconsult is a multi-disciplinary, engineering consultancy company with expertise that covers all project stages, from conceptual studies and impact assessments to implementation, construction supervision, commissioning and evaluation.åÊ We have broad experience with the rehabilitation and expansion of existing plants for both domestic and international assignments.
Multicosult has unique expetise and experience from planning,design and construction supervision of hydropower plants, and comprehensive water resource management and watercourse safety, and also provide services to private investors and project developers in a number of technical fields and markets,
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.
Founded in 2001, SmartestEnergy has grown to become the UKÛªs leading purchaser of energy generated by the independent sector. We are also a UK licensed business electricity supplier to large industrial and commercial organisations.
Our current portfolio of Power Purchase Agreement customers covers 500+ generation sites ranging from blue chip companies with large-scale power plants to community organisations operating a single wind turbine.åÊ
With our knowledge and experience of the market, we have helped many energy entrepreneurs realise their ambitions.
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.
TLS Hydro develops, own and operates hydro-electric power stations throughout Scotland, England and Wales. Specialising in small-scale developments, we have a record of successfully developing new run-of-river and storage sites. We also have considerable experience in the renovation and refurbishment of disused hydro schemes.
If you have access to a watercourse that you believe could be developed for hydropower, or you are looking for a partner in a joint venture, then we would be happy to hear from you.
Our sister company, LoCO2 Energy, is a green electricity retail business registered for FiTs. If you have a power station, we would like to purchase your output so please get in touch for a quote.
VerdErg has developed the Venturi Enhanced Turbine Technology (VETT).
VETT produces cost effective hydrodynamic power from head (pressure) differences in fluvial flows that are too low (typically 1m ÛÒ 3m) to economically power conventional hydropower turbine-generator equipment. This is achieved by using a proportion of the volumetric flow to increase the pressure difference across the turbine.
Amplifying the pressure difference reduces the size and cost of the entire installation. Compared with the huge slow-moving machinery that would otherwise have been needed at such low driving heads VETT uses small, high speed turbines without gear boxes, requires therefore a smaller civil works footprint, produces no noise and has very low visual impact.
Working with social enterprises, private owners and large corporate project developers, VerdErg is able to provide environmentally considerate hydropower solutions. VETT’s scalable versatile design allows it to operate in low head river environments, which previously may even have been considered unfeasible, up to multi-GW marine and estuarine installations. VETT’s innovative design and environmental credentials lead to VerdErg’s success in winning the 2010 Rushlight Natural Energy Award.
Bruce Stevenson Insurance Brokers is recognised as the leading renewable insurance broker to the sector, with over 20 years experience. Our specialist team provides a comprehensive range of insurance solutions and with our breath of knowledge we can anticipate all the major challenges project developer face. Long strong and excelling associations with the leading renewable energy insurance ensures our clients receive the best protection available.
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.