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Gilkes delivers innovative, single source solutions to the Small Hydropower and High Horsepower Engine markets.

Working meticulously with our customers to ensure the very best in product design, total cost of ownership and operational excellence, our range of Hydropower turbines and engine cooling pumps deliver solutions to meet the most demanding of technical specifications and environments.

With international credentials earned in over 85 countries, a Royal Warrant and over 160 years of design and manufacturing experience behind us, we are small enough to be agile and responsive, whilst large enough to have the technical and engineering competence needed to be one of the world’s leading brands.


24 March 2020

The UK Government’s latest “stay at home” guidance to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, has asked shops that sell non-essential goods to close. Pubs and restaurants etc. are already closed.  Other businesses can stay open, but all workers must work from home unless it is impossible for them to do so.

Gilkes’ supports critical infrastructure industries involved in:

  • Generating electricity for the national grid
  • Supplying primary and back-up power to medical facilities
  • Supplying primary and back-up power for data centres

In support of this, we have arranged for almost 95% of our office staff to work from home whilst those in critical operational roles such as machinists, assembly teams, installation technicians, commissioning engineers, stores and logistics staff will continue to attend work.

These measures have been taken to help contain the COVID-19 pandemic, safeguarding our employees’ health and well-being whilst ensuring operational continuity in what is an extremely turbulent time.

Due to the rapidly evolving nature of COVID-19, these measures will be reviewed continuously and modified accordingly.

I’d like to reassure our customers, suppliers and business partners that Gilkes remains steadfast, in the face of this challenge, safe In the knowledge that our people’s agility, responsiveness and total commitment will see us through this.

Please take care and stay safe.

Andy Poole
Chief Executive Officer


Gilkes Hydro manufacture Pelton, Francis and Turgo turbines from 50kW to 30MW. 

We offer customised, engineered solutions for hydroelectric developments, including design, manufacture, installation, commissioning, testing, service, and complete plant modernisation and upgrade.

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Bespoke solutions designed & manufactured to IATF16949:2016 provide coolant & seawater cooling for Diesel and Gas powered Engines.

Renowned for their durability our range of lubricating oil pumps for the Steam & Gas Turbine markets adds to our fluid handling portfolio.

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6 Countries in which we have local representatives

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