The vento ludens UK team is delighted to announce that construction of the Kelburn and Ledard Hydroelectric Plants are now complete. The civils construction was managed successfully by M.A.M. construction Limited, the Turgo turbines were manufactured and installed by Hydrover Limited, with construction project management carried out by babyHydro Limited.

 

The projects required significant diligence by the vento ludens Project Manager in organising the different contractors, as well as coordinating with the landowners, statutory bodies, local planning authorities, grid connection provider and other parties. This was in addition to the high river flows throughout and a constrained programme for the plants to be commissioned and accredited under the Feed in Tariff. In summary, a very good result following the hard work of Gabriel English and the team. Both turbines are now operational with a good yield so far and long may it continue.


Kelburn

Installed capacity: 100 kW

Gross head: 156m

Turbine type: Hydrover two jet Turgo Turbine

Commissioned: September 2017


Ledard

Installed capacity: 100 kW

Gross head: 56,6m

Turbine type: Hydrover four jet Turgo Turbine

Commissioned: September 2017