Gilkes have been supplying hydro turbine products to the global market from as far back as 1856, since then we have delivered more than 6800 units to over 85 countries.
Our world-renowned hydroelectric turbines comprises Francis, Pelton and Turgo turbines (invented by Gilkes in 1919).
They are capable of generating up to 30MW from a single unit and also include compact solutions for the 50kW to 100kW market.
Every Gilkes Turbine is designed and optimised to provide the best annual energy production figures.
THE ORIGINAL TURGO DESIGN
Gilkes are the original designers of the Turgo Impulse Turbine. Designed in 1919 by the Grandfather of Gilkes current Chairman, the Turgo concept was a side entry impulse turbine which would run, typically, at twice the speed of a Pelton turbine when operating on the same head. Thus the "Turgo Impulse Turbine” was born and a Patent was applied for in 1919 and granted to the young engineer, Eric Crewdson.
Over 100 years later the Turgo maintains its place as one of the most popular hydropower turbine designs, testament to the longevity of the original design and technology.
Made up of both Pelton and Turgo turbines the Gilkes compact range has been specifically designed and engineered for the sub 100kW market. Our simple case design coupled with precision-engineered runners and spear valves have produced a range of cost effective, highly reliable turbines suitable for a wide hydraulic duty.READ MORE READ MORE
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Our technical sales team can assist with choosing the right turbine at the very early stages to ensure full optimisation of your scheme. Contact us now to discuss your project requirements. Tel: +44 (0)1539 720028Send us an enquiry