Benburb Hydroelectric Developments

Doran Consulting was commissioned to advise on the civil works and provide cost estimates for two proposed schemes on the River Blackwater at Benburb, Northern Ireland.

The site on the north of the river has a installed capacity of 75kW, while the site on the south of the river has an installed capacity of 175kW.

Our client's tender to NIE under NFFO-1 (NI) was successful and we were appointed to act as lead consultant and to carry out detailed design of the civil works. Planning permission approval required an environmental impact assessment, which we also prepared.

The project required extensive negotiations with government fisheries bodies. Once the planning approval was given, Doran Consulting completed the detailed design and supervised construction.