Yorkshire's biggest hydropower plant

Kirkthorpe Weir is Yorkshire’s biggest hydropower plant, powering over 800 homes. The project has gained recognition from high profile figures such as Yvette Cooper, MP, and Deputy Chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission, Sir John Armitt.

UK First cleaning mechanism

Our client had two major priorities. Firstly, they wanted to guarantee that the expensive turbines housed within the hydro station would be protected from the debris. Secondly, they needed to ensure a constant and strong flow of water would reach the turbines.

The solution

• Manufacture of protective steel screen
• Design and manufacture of automated mechanical screen cleaner
• Streamlined design to ensure optimum water flow
• Design also ensures no harm to marine wildlife
• Cleaning mechanism the first of its kind in the UK

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