Gilkes are the leading hydroelectric turbine manufacturer in the UK for projects up to 20MW
GILKES SITE OPEN DAY & Turgo Centenary Celebrations
Thursday 13th June 2019
Keltie Water, Drummond Estate, Scotland
Come along to see a working hydro site and help us celebrate the Centenary birthday of the Gilkes Turgo.
This year we celebrating the Centenary year of our Turgo Impulse turbine, designed in 1919 by Eric Crewdson, the Grandfather of our current chairman. We are thrilled to be able to hold our open day at a Turgo site, giving visitors the opportunity to learn more about the Turgo’s heritage. The Open day is also a unique opportunity for future site owners, developers and those with a keen interest in Hydro to see all aspects of a hydropower installation.
Keltie Water is a 1MW site about 10 minutes from Callander, housing a 25” twin jet Turgo turbine, and owned by Drummond Estate. Guided tours of the powerhouse and intake will take place throughout the day and Gilkes staff will be on hand to discuss any questions you have about the installation itself and any potential hydroelectric schemes in development. Refreshments will be available.
Callander is also the location of our third service centre recently opened to service the Trossachs area.
Places are limited for this event; so if you would like to be part of this opportunity, please register your interest online today. Further information will then be sent to you about the site location and details of the day itself nearer the time.