A Key aspect of any good hydro-electric project is a well designed cost efficient intake. Poorly designed intakes will create head loss, poorly constructed ones will allow debris down the pipe, damage your turbine or simply wash away.
At Hydrover we design build and install a variety of different intakes to suit all sizes of river and scheme. By looking at the design flow, terrain, bedrock level and accessibility we can come up with a unique solution for your scheme.
We currently offer a feasibility study to assess what may be required for your hydro-electric project. After assessment we may send our builders up to construct an efficient poured concrete weir whilst our fabrication team build a bespoke stainless wedge wire intake screen to be fitted on completion. Alternatively, you may benefit form a stainless steel intake box, complete with wedge wire screen. This would fit on to a precast wing wall and could sit on a cast concrete slap or even sit on legs supported on bedrock, for those really tricky locations.
Maybe you have started a project and have a contractor who has already designed and constructed and intake, or perhaps someone has already told you you need a steel intake box. Simply send us the dimensions of what you require and we can build stainless wedge wire screens and steel intake boxes to your existing plans.
All our wire designs and intake boxes are designed for easy pigging access.