Wales – North
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.
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.
Welsh Water is a regulated water and sewerage company. Since 2001, it has been owned, financed and managed by Glas Cymru, a company with no shareholders and unique in the UK water sector. It provides over three million people with a continuous supply of high quality drinking water and takes away, treats and disposes of the wastewater that is produced. Hydro-generation is a natural fit for our organisation. We have several large reservoirs with hydro turbines (currently leased and operated by Infinis) and an expanding portfolio of small hydro on sites such as water treatment works and small reservoirs. Our current hydro investment includes options to extend this coverage into the water distribution and waste water networks.
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.
eTec provides a service for the design, supply and installation of Valves for Water Isolation and control.
Bespoke valves designed and manufactured to customer specifications for Hydro, Thermal Power stations, and water control schemes.
Refurbishment service for all types of Thermal and Hydro valves up to 3000mm diameter
Engineering Services including design improvements to latest requirements, condition assessment, structural integrity and residual life analysis.
Site supervision for installation, assembly and commissioning of valves.
Specialist support when interfacing with turbines and existing control systems.
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).
Greenearth Hydro Limited designs and installs micro-hydro systems for domestic and commercial applications in Wales and the West Midlands.
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.
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.
North Wales Hydro Power specialise in the development of hydro schemes with landowners as a developer. We operate mainly at the small to medium scale of the market with our business model allowing for either Joint Venture arrangements or through an Option and Lease agreement, whereby the landowner is paid a rent for having a scheme on their land.
We would be pleased to speak to anyone looking for a partner or a developer to take a potential scheme forward on their land at any location across the UK. We see oursleves as an enthusiatic, approachable, community-orientated company, which is passionate about working closely with individuals to build relationships, which result in profitable partnerships over time.
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 Rheidol Hydro Electric Scheme is the largest of its kind in England and Wales. Since 1962 the scheme has generated renewable energy by using the rainwater that falls on the surrounding mountains.
Located within and above the scenic valley of the river Rheidol near Aberystwyth in Mid-Wales, the hydropower plant is made up of an interconnected group of reservoirs, dams, pipelines, aqueducts and power stations, and covers a total area of 162 square kilometres. The annual energy production is about 85GWh – enough to power approximately 12,350 homes.
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.