Scotland Highlands & Islands
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.
Two x 500 kW hydro schemes in Highland Perthsire.
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.
A jointly owned run of river hydro. åÊGBB estates Ltd & James MacDonald-Buchanan.
Broadland Properties Ltd are owners and developers of hydro electric schemes. Currently we have 3 schemes ranging from 250kW to 1MW and further schemes are under construction. We hope to commission these schemes by Dec 2010 and have an installed capacity of 3.7MW. We have option agreements on other land and are interested in all commercial ventures.
D A MacDonald (Contractors) Ltd is a family run civil engineering company with around 50 employees, a large modern fleet of plant, equipment and heavy goods vehicles, which are operated and maintained by ourselves. We have successfully carried out contracts for private clients, local authorities, utility companies and as subcontractors for major national construction companies.
We have been involved in Hydro Construction since 1988 and since 2004 have built 7 Hydro Schemes as principle contractor.
Our Health, Safety and Environmental record is excellent and we have been registered and approved by Constructionline since June 2001 and Achilles Verify since 2006.
Dulas Hydro delivers turnkey solutions for projects from 100kW to 2MW. Services include: full resource assessment and feasibility studies, design, installation, project management, commissioning, refurbishment and troubleshooting, operation and maintenance, and SCADA installations for remote monitoring and pipeline repairs. With over 8MW of installed or refubished capacity since 1982, Dulas has the practical expertise, knowledge and reputation to carry out work to the most stringent quality standards.
Dulas also supply AquaShear Coanda intake screens, designed to provide high abstracted flow capacities which can significantly increase plant availability and output, with minimal maintenance issues or cost.
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).
Green Highland specialises in developing small scale hydro electric projects of commercial viability from about 200kW to approximately 2MW. The main focus is to provide advice and solutions to landowners through the whole process of design, procurement and operation.
The company is structured to deliver using a dedicated team of professional staff, augmented by its close partnership with SSE, and wider support from specialist sub-contractors.
The core functions are as follows:
Consulting and Evaluation,
Delivery of Project Consents,
Provision of Finance to Build and Operate,
Environmental and Engineering Design,
Procurement of Plant, Equipment and Construction Services,
Training and Mentoring,
Monitoring, Operation and Maintenance.
The Company has a wide portfolio of projects across Scotland.
We specialise in the design and installation of micro-hydro systems ranging in capacity from 2 to 200 kW. Our design methodologies and operating procedures have been tailored to minimise overheads and improve the feasibility of schemes within this band. We operate throughout Scotland and can take sites all the way from concept to commissioning. We also offer a range of maintenance services.
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.
MEG Renewables is a developer of small to medium scale hydro schemes between 300kW and 2MW.åÊ Our aim is to develop projects which generate green energy for the M&Co retail business, which we are a subsidiary of.
As an independent and privately funded developer, MEG Renewables provides the risk captial to progress projects through each of the development stages.åÊ We are able to offer a range of financial options to landowners, ranging from a straightforward rental arrangement through to share equity partnerships.
We are currently seeking opportunities with landowners who think they may have a river with potential, or who have partly progressed aåÊscheme, but need a development partner for technical and funding assistance.
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.
Osspower aims to develop four run-of-river schemes totalling 6.1MW on separate watercourses near Crianlarich, Stirling, Scotland. The first 2MW scheme commenced construction in 2011 and is expected to be operational mid 2012. The three remaining schemes are fully consented and will be constructed as soon as possible.
River Energy Systems specialises in taking a product, project or company from concept to commercial realisation.åÊ We have a wide ranging experience across many industries and use this experience to develop projects in diverse fields.åÊ Our experience in oil and gas, transport, construction and nuclear energy equips us with the knowledge and contacts to drive every project towards completion.åÊ With a focus on renewables, we have experience in Biomass, Anaerobic Digestion, Wind, Wave, Tidal and Hydro projects, with a proven track record of successfully converting ideas into commercial success.
We currently manage the River Energy Systems Hydro project which is an innovative in-river hydro device which requires no civil works and whose turbine blade never travels faster than the speed of the flowing water.
For decades Ross-Shire Engineering has provided specialist hydropower engineering services throughout the UK, delivering hundreds of projects for a strong and growing client base.
Scotland is known as ÛÏThe Hydropower NationÛ and Ross-Shire Engineering is proud to have played a major part in the building and maintaining that reputation. Whether engaged during new build or refurbishment projects our hydropower specialisation has been engaged on the majority of major hydropower sites throughout the country for a strong, loyal base of blue chip clients. Our delivery footprint extends to projects throughout the UK, including major hydropower works in Ireland and Wales.åÊ
In addition to a full one stop service from design through to commissioning we can also supply and install full RSE hydropower turbine sets ranging from 50kW to 50MW, covering a comprehensive range of turbines which suit high to low head applications.
Full 3D design using AutoCAD and Inventor Systems
Hydraulic modelling and analysis
Turbine selection and optimisation
Francis, Turgo and Pelton Turbine supply, bespoke to scheme design requirements
Full Warranty / Performance Guarantee
One-Stop M & E Supply and Installation : åÊMIV, Hydraulic Power Unit, Generator, Incomer / Control Panel, Transformer, Telemetry, Building Services Etc.
Commissioning, G59 and Performance Testing
Routine Servicing and Reactive Maintenance
Mobile Engineering Teams
Condition assessments, Refurbishment, Efficiency appraisal
Extensive Stainless / Carbon Steel Workshops and Industrial scale Machine Shop
Fully HSEQ accredited : ISO18001, ISO 14001 and ISO 9001
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.
Scottish Water is a publicly owned company answerable to the Scottish Parliament and the people of Scotland.åÊ Its job is to provide 1.3 billion litres of drinking water every day and take away 840 million litres of wastewater daily.åÊ
Scottish Water has been actively installing hydro turbines since 2010 and to date has installed turbines at over twenty Scottish Water assets. This is primarily to offset onsite power consumption of associated on-site treatment works, with any surplus exported to the grid.åÊ We currently have 5.5 MW of installed hydropower capacity with an ambitious programme ahead to install a further 2MW of installed hydro capacity in the next 6 years through dedicated hydro frameworks.åÊ
We are currently builiding a 100 KW scheme and will be generating in February 2013.
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.
Weir Power & Industrial – a division of FTSE 100 company The Weir Group PLC – delivers excellent engineering solutions to customers worldwide.
Weir Power & Industrial designs and manufactures engineered products and provides aftermarket support for flow control and rotating equipment in many power generation sectors. Our long-established hydro service capabilities have been strengthened by our recent acquisition of American Hydro: a leading
supplier and installer of large equipment for the hydroelectric and water distribution industries specialising in the design, manufacture, upgrade and servicing of high-performance hydro-turbines and pumps.
Our strategically-placed service centres supported by a network of partnerships ensure that Weir Power & Industrial can deliver innovative engineered solutions which enhance the performance and lifespan of your equipment, thus improving the efficiency of your hydro operation.
Visit www.weirpowerindustrial.com for further information on our excellent hydro power solutions.
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.