Castlewellan Hydroelectric Development

Doran Consulting was commissioned by Ulster Weavers to investigate the potential for development of a hydroelectric station at their textile factory near Castlewellan, Co Down.

Our study concluded that the development was feasible with a potential head of 14.3m and a flow of 1 cumec, allowing an installed capacity of 110kW. Following submission of our report, we were appointed to act as lead consultant, carry out the detailed design and tendering exercise and supervise the construction works for this high head hydroelectric scheme.