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Congratulations to everyone involved in the Ben Mor Hydro Scheme on receiving the Scottish Green Energy Award for Best Community Engagement Project.
Gilkes are proud to have played a part in this project by supplying the 500kW Streamline Pelton Turbine. The turbine was successfully commissioned in December 2016 and is expected to generate 1,450MWh of electricity annually. Gilkes Streamline Pelton, designed for the sub 1 MW market uses high performance runners to maximise efficiency and at the same time simplify the civils interface requirements, synonymous with hydro schemes.
Gilkes Hydro Sales Manager, Matthew Crosher said "It was a pleasure to be involved in a community scheme that will benefit the local community directly for many decades to come. It was a credit to the site team to achieve completion on time, despite the tight deadlines imposed by the feed in tariffs."