We Provide Consultancy, Construction Services & All Hardware For Your Hydropower Scheme

MannPower can plan, design and implement your Archimedean Screw hydropower turbine – and we’ve got the most experienced, professional team in the business to do exactly that. You can cherry-pick the level of investment you wish to commit to at any given time.

Of course we would prefer you to use MannPower to take you through the whole process, from the initial study through to the delivery and commissioning of a fully-functional hydroelectric turbine – it’s the most effective means of ensuring best practice and a quality service throughout the evolution of the build. That said we’re committed to offering the same unrivalled levels of professionalism and friendliness irrespective of our levels of involvement.

Feasibility Study

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At the end of this stage you will have an appraisal of the viability of your scheme, including potential revenue and costs. This will have involved:

  • Site visit.
  • Discussion of client requirements and aspirations.
  • Carry out detailed measurements of all structures and watercourses.
  • Desktop estimation of flow data and initial assessment of potential energy capture.
  • Assessment of suitability of your site for the various types of available equipment. We supply Archimedean Screw turbines where the site is suitable, but will always recommend other systems if these would provide a better solution.
  • Calculation of system outline cost, likely revenue and economic payback time.

 

Design Study

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At the end of this stage you will have an outline of the basic parameters of the scheme in terms of size, anticipated output, layout, environmental considerations, necessary consultation and budget costs. Our design study services will include:

  • Revisit site and confirm access/environmental issues.
  • Initial discussions with Environment Agency and planners.
  • Procurement of flow data specific to your site to generate accurate energy capture information and to size equipment.
  • Budget quotations for the supply and installation of equipment.
  • Sketch drawing of scheme.
  • Establishment of likely project timescale.

Detailed Proposal and Permissions

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At the end of this stage you will have an outline of the basic parameters of the scheme in terms of size, anticipated output, layout, environmental considerations, necessary consultation and budget costs. Our work will include:

  • Revisit site and confirm access/environmental issues.
  • Initial discussions with Environment Agency and planners.
  • Procurement of flow data specific to your site to generate accurate energy capture information and to size equipment.
  • Budget quotations for the supply and installation of equipment.
  • Sketch drawing of scheme.
  • Likely project timescale.

LANDUSTRIE Archimedean Screw Turbines

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Our unrivalled experience with Archimedean Screw turbines from different suppliers has led us to supply LANDUSTRIE Archimedean Screw turbines. LANDUSTRIE has 100 years of engineering experience, offers the most reliable bearings, including flood-proof options, guarantees high efficiencies, and gives great aftercare.

We source other mechanical and control equipment from trusted UK manufacturers. We can offer all necessary ancillary equipment and integration services for developing your hydropower scheme.

We’re also experienced in the design & supply of enhancements to improve screw schemes built by other suppliers.

Construction & Installation

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At this stage it is up to you how much or how little you would like MPCL undertake. Our available services include:

  • Selection of civil contractor.
  • Development of final construction drawings.
  • Negotiation of suitable power purchase agreement with an electricity trading company.
  • Project management of system construction.
  • Supply, installation and commissioning of all Mechanical and Electrical equipment. We are proud to hold the exclusive rights in the UK and Ireland to sell Archimedean screws manufactured by Landustrie BV, who are located in Sneek, The Netherlands. They have been building screws for 130 years, producing around 150 every year so are extremely experienced in this field and have a full range of spares available in stock for next day delivery if required. Their manufacturing facility is capable of building the largest diameter screws in the world, over 20m long and up to 5m in diameter.

Commissioning

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Commissioning: We commission equipment which we supply, as part of our handover and warranty package. In addition we can offer related services such as:

  • System integration.
  • G59 electrical testing.
  • Review and improvement of systems installed by others.
  • Operation and maintenance training.

Remote Monitoring & Control

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By their very nature hydropower turbines tend to be situated away from the comforts of hearth and home…or office for that matter! And while there’s no doubt having invested time, money, energy and passion in getting your Archimedean Screw up and running you’ll want to make regular visits to see it in action, it’s good to know that with MannPower’s system you also have the option of monitoring and controlling the Screw from your PC.

With our system you will be able to monitor many aspects of data, including:

  • Flow rate
  • Kilowatts power output
  • Turbine efficiency
  • Compliance with your abstraction licence

You can also control the water flow rate through the turbine remotely – an important capability in flood conditions particularly.

With our remote monitoring systems you can not only keep an eye on the operational efficiency of your turbine – you can also monitor the amount of money it is generating for you, every hour of every day. Minute by minute you can watch your investment being repaid.

Aftercare

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Our commitment to our clients doesn’t end when their Archimedean Screw is fully commissioned and generating electricity. The success of each and every hydropower scheme in which we’re involved is very important to us. We’re dedicated to providing our customers with an unrivalled aftercare service.

Drawing upon our expertise and experience, we’re always there to provide any help or guidance our customers might need regarding the operation and maintenance of their Archimedean Screw turbines. We believe passionately in this technology and it’s important to us that our clients enjoy the full benefits they provide.

And without blowing our own trumpets too much, there is simply no better source of guidance on Archimedean Screws than our hydropower engineers.