Gilkes are the leading hydroelectric turbine manufacturer in the UK for projects up to 20MW
Established in 1853, Gilkes is an international company offering complete water to wire solutions for "small" hydroelectric developments; activities include design, manufacture, installation, commissioning, testing, routine service and plant upgrade.
Gilkes offers a range of hydroelectric turbines capable of generating up to 20MW from a single unit. The range consists of Pelton, Francis and Turgo turbines (invented by Gilkes in 1919) and includes compact solutions for the 50kW to 100kW market.
Drawing on the vast experiences gained from over 160 years of designing, manufacturing and commissioning hydro schemes, Gilkes truly excels when it comes to servicing and plant modernisation - from single part replacement to fully rehabilitating whole installations back to their optimum working efficiencies.
Gilkes exports to over 87 countries from the main manufacturing facility in Kendal, Lake District UK, with additional service centres in Fort William and Invergordon, Scotland. Gilkes also has offices in Vancouver, BC and Tokyo, Japan servicing the North American and Far East hydro markets directly.
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