Hydro Power

Hydro Power Overview

KGAL'S unique level of experience in design and engineering of Water Control Gates for Hydropower applications is unparalleled in the UK. From feasibility studies and detailed design for new power stations to inspection and refurbishment of existing equipment, KGAL offer a complete service in this field.

KGAL specialise in Control and Regulation of water within the complete Hydro Generation process, through; Dams and Holding Reservoirs, Intakes, Headworks, Draft Tubes and Tailworks.

Individual Gates are designed to provide bespoke solutions to each particular application, including;

For Dams and Reservoirs
For Power Intakes and Headworks
  • Access Doors and Bulkheads
  • Maintenance Stoplogs and Bulkhead Gates
For Draft Tubes and Tailworks
Gate Operating Systems
  • Fixed or Travelling Hoists
  • Hydraulic Cylinder and Power Units

Our expertise is founded on Engineers with extensive previous experience in the "Design and Build" marketplace with major UK suppliers including; Ransomes and Rapier, Newton Chambers Engineering, Armfield Engineering, Biwater Hydro-Power, Kvaerner Boving and GE Hydro.
Recent contracts include;

  • Complete detail design of all Gates and Screens for the Diversion Works, Dam Bottom Outlet, Power Intake, Tailrace and Aquaduct on the Glendoe Hydro Scheme - Scotland 
  • Site Survey and Review of Current Operating Criteria for all Gates at the Power Intake, De-silting Chamber, Dam Spillway, Draft Tube and Tailrace on the Nathpa Jhakri HEP - India
  • Site Inspection and Condition report on the Power Intake Control Gates at Ffestiniog Pumped Storage Scheme - North Wales
  • Design Evaluation and Approval of Construction Details for Distribution Gates - Vietnam

Whilst KGAL are recognised as the leaders in design for Radial/Tainter Gates, Bulkhead Gates, Wheel Gates, High Pressure Slide Gates, Stoplogs, Trashracks & Screens and all associated operating systems, we can demonstrate a track record in reverse engineering and refurbishment of large valves, governors, turbines and special hoisting equipment


Xayaburi HPP July 2014

Glendoe hydro scheme

Rannoch Weir

Radial gates refurbishment at Aigas and Kilmorack

Automatic tilting weir gates, Bonnington

Stainless steel smolt screen, Cassley Intakel

Bulkhead gates, Cruachan
Radial gates, Derbendi-Khan
Fishbelly gate design, Dolgarrog
Radial gates, Dundreggan
Intake gates, Earlstoun

Replacement trash screen, Invergarry

Tidal Energy & Hydropower
Ports & Marinas
Flood Defence
Hydropower & Dams
Trashracks & Screens
Radial Gates
Wheel Gates
High Pressure Slide Gates
Moving Bridges
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