KGAL offers a complete hydropower engineering services; from economic viability assessment through conceptual design development to final commissioning: both for new equipment and for the refurbishment and upgrade of existing equipment.
Employing over 30 mechanical, electrical and hydraulic specialists across three offices in the UK, KGAL’s engineers have more years of M&E experience than any other UK hydro consultant. It’s why our range of clients includes energy suppliers, leading international engineering consultants, major contractors, private asset owners and government departments in the UK, and in over 20 countries overseas. And it’s why we have such a long history of renewed contracts and repeat business; itself an indication of the strong and satisfying relationships our clients enjoy with KGAL.
We have the skill and scale to deliver outstanding M&E solutions, either as the overall scheme designer or as part of a team. We can provide professional guidance and expert advice at every stage of a project’s development; we can manage your suppliers and contractors through quality assurance, and control and inspection services to ensure a timely and profitable outcome for your project. Whether you’re the owner, operator, contractor or civil engineer appointing, recommending, or making a simple preliminary enquiry our experience means there’s less risk for you.
Our hydro consultancy services address everything from testing and hydraulic simulation to complete water course management; from asset assessments to equipment design and specification (gates, valves, penstocks, turbines, governors, control systems): truly water to wire.
The images show the delivery of one of two 93T Voith main inlet valves bound for Scottish and Southern Energy’s Foyers hydropower station in Scotland in 2014. KGAL managed the project through the design, manufacture and delivery stages and provided planning and coordination of the installation and testing.