Green Highland’s UK centre of operational and maintenance excellence is supporting Voith Hydro to provide management, operation and maintenance services for two run-of-river hydropower schemes, consisting of 12 units, in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania.
The team have installed an interface device, enabling secure visibility of operations at their control centre in Perth, Scotland. The remote monitoring and assessment package enables the team to measure and review operations and maintenance performance to ensure the projects operate and deliver their best performance.
The team will use data, advanced analytics, and insight to identify areas of improvement and optimisation to maximise output and value for the project.
Green Highland is also supporting projects in Africa, including large-scale hydropower schemes in Ethiopia. Green Highland is helping local teams to improve the reliability and availability of existing projects and help reduce reliance on Carbon intensive generation. Green Highland is proud to be helping developing countries access zero-carbon electricity.
This support has been made possible by the German overseas development fund. The Green Highland team looks forward to working with the UK development funds to ensure UK companies can play a leadership role and deliver a fair transition to Net Zero for all.
Green Highland, CEO Alex Reading, commented:
”Our extensive experience and knowledge of delivering, operating and maintaining hydropower projects in the UK and Scotland, provides the perfect platform to apply this knowledge in other countries. Hydropower is critical in achieving Net Zero, in the UK and worldwide. It’s the oldest form of electricity generation, delivering low-cost, flexible, and predictable renewable power. As a next step, we would like to work with UK Government to ensure that we continue to unlock this service around the world while creating jobs and investment in the UK.
Notes to editor:
Green Highland is a leading developer and operator of hydropower. The team have developed, and are now responsible for the operation, maintenance and management of over 50 hydropower projects.
Green Highland is home to some of the world's leading hydropower experts, covering every aspect of development, operations, maintenance and management.
Green Highland is part of the Voith Group, a company founded in 1867, with around 20,000 employees, sales of € 4.3 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide.
Link to Green Highland services video: https://www.greenhighland.co.uk/services3/