Electricity can potentially be generated wherever there is a difference in level of moving water. The potential for the development of hydro power is well known, and many large scale schemes have been in place for a number of years.
Technological developments have more recently opened up significant opportunities for the development of low head hydro power worldwide. Low head hydro requires less of a difference in water level than has traditionally been required, and this means that electricity generation is feasible from smaller, abundant water courses.
We offer the following services to support the development of hydro schemes:
- Desktop pre-feasibility studies
- Initial site and resource assessment
- Detailed feasibility studies
- Energy yield prediction
- Environmental assessment
- Planning applications
- System design
There are also a number of existing hydro schemes that have fallen into disrepair or are in need of refurbishment. Wood Group has the expertise to inspect these schemes and develop a rehabilitation or refurbishment package in order to make use of the existing infrastructure.
In addition, we can also assist in implementing projects:
- Providing project management through construction phase
- Installation or construction supervision
- Operation and ongoing maintenance
Get in touch with us to find out how Wood Group can assist in the development of your hydro project.