Gilbert Gilkes & Gordon Ltd is a privately owned, internationally established manufacturing business based in the UK. Hydro & Pump Specialists since 1856, Gilkes now export to over 85 Countries around the world.
Gilkes Hydro offer a reputable single source solution for a range of hydropower turbines. Our range of Pelton, Francis and Turgo Turbines cover low, medium and high head projects capable of generating up to 30MW per unit and includes compact solutions for the 50kW to 100kW market as well as a Streamline range designed for the sub 1MW market. Having manufactured over 6800 turbines, Gilkes offers complete water to wire solutions for small hydroelectric developments. Activities include design, manufacture, installation, commissioning, testing, routine service and plant upgrade.
With international credentials earned in over 85 countries, a Royal Warrant and 160 years of design and manufacturing experience behind us, we are small enough to be flexible and responsive, whilst large enough to have the technical and engineering competence needed to be one of the world's leading brands.
This year (2019) Gilkes is proud to celebrate the Centenary of the Turgo Impulse Turbine. The Turgo was designed by Gilkes in 1919 by the Grandfather of Gilkes current Chairman. 100 years later and the Turgo maintains its place as one of the most popular hydropower turbine designs, testament to the longevity of the original design and technology.
Gilkes currently employs around 220 staff including a multi-disciplined team of experienced & qualified graduate Engineers and designers, Sales Engineers, and support staff based at our Head Office in the UK, ready to support our UK and International customers. With an office in Tacoma, USA and Tokyo, Japan, we serve the North American and Japanese Small Hydro markets directly.
Gilkes expertise and experience allow a full range of products and services to be offered for the following applications: