Gilkes brings more hydro to Balmoral

3 January 2019

Gilkes has announced it is to supply two Francis turbines for a new hydro project on the Balmoral Estate in Scotland. 

As Royal Warrant Holders for the supply of hydroelectric turbines to HM The Queen, these will be the 4th and 5th turbines Gilkes have installed on the Estate continuing a relationship for over 120 years.   The first turbine was supplied to provide electric light to Queen Victoria in 1895.

 The Francis turbines were selected to maximise renewable energy generation from the available resource on the estate and will generate 2MW of power.

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