England – South West
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.
Baileys & Partners LLP is a bilingual family run Chartered Surveyor practice based in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
We have an impressive resume in energy consultancy and project management and succeed by offering independent advice founded upon experience. We participate in the Natural Resources Wales Hydropower Steering Group and have attended meetings with the relevant Ministers where required to make representations alongside, and on behalf of the British Hydropower Association.
Our services include assisting private and institutional clients with planning, licensing and flood defence consent applications. We also help with private Power Purchase Agreements and have acted in an Expert Witness capacity in relation to hydropower where required. In addition we offer Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services (we are RICS approved) and valuation services related to hydro and energy more generally.
Commitment, quality, innovation and personal service are our cornerstones.
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.
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).
The company has a proven track record of delivering innovative hydropower projects for a wide variety of different contexts, clients and site conditions.
All aspects of scheme implementation are undertaken including the following:
1. Site survey and feasibility
2. Scheme layout planning and specification
3. Construction level design
4. Environmental, planning and OFGEM applications.
5. Contract preparation and project management
6. Scheme installation and commissioning
7. Training for operation, maintenance and servicing
8. Effective communication with all project stakeholders
In addition to providing consultancy and installation services for new hydropower schemes, Hydromatch Ltd has also developed an internet based service to assist developers with the scheme design. This is available at www.hydromatch.com.
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.
Renewables First is one of the UK’s leading small-scale hydropower consultancy, design and installation companies. Established for almost ten years with a proven track record of not only offering consultancy, but designing and constructing hydropower systems as well. We have a highly skilled team of engineers who are both academically trained and trained through practical experience so they really know what they are talking about. We can take a hydro project from feasibility study, through all of the consulting and design stages and on to installation and commissioning. We have a large number of private and commercial customers. We act as principal consultants for several utility companies and government quangos, along with a large number private companies and private landowners.
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.
A district council proactive in renewable energy projects including hydropower. Offers advice and facilitation.
As an individual, I, Keith Wheaton-Green have conducted feasibility studies for hydropower sites in Dorset. e.g. Lords Mead and Hinks Mill. These were commissioned by REAPING (Renewable Energy Alternative Power in Gillingham) a sub committee of Gillingham Town Council. We hope these will be the first of many and there is discussion about a Dorset-wide study & formation of a mill owner support group for Dorset.
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.
Triodos Bank offers a pioneering banking model and the inspiration for a genuinely sustainable financial future. It works exclusively with organisations delivering environmental, cultural and social benefits, from charities and social enterprises to organic farms, supported by a community of thousands of savers and investors. Triodos Bank has a long track record of financing renewable energy, offering loans, investments and project finance. It finances more than 350 clean energy projects across Europe with a combined generating capacity of 2,038 MW of energy, including wind, solar and hydro power.
vento ludens Limited has operated successfully in the UK renewable energy sector since 2005.åÊ Working as developers, we are dedicated to producing clean energy from renewable sources.åÊ From our offices in Edinburgh and Bristol, our team develop hydro, wind and solar projects throughout the UK.åÊ In addition to our in-house capabilities we work with experts in the fields of environment, plannng and construction to ensure we select the right sites and manage the process in a responsible way.åÊ We focus on small and medium scale hydro projects and can offer a complete turnkey service for landowners looking to realise more value from their land assets and generat a reliable and risk-free income.
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.