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Hydropower Technical Due Diligence

Technical hydropower due diligence services

Our whole-project experience ensures our technical due diligence is robust and realistic

Our whole-project experience ensures our technical due diligence is robust and realistic

Hydropower due diligence needs to be reliable and quick!

Renewables First has provided comprehensive engineering services to more hydropower projects than any other UK hydropower consultancy. Our scope extends from the pure consultancy of feasibility and design, through to consenting and then onto installation and commissioning. Expertise in all of these stages, particularly installation and commissioning, is essential for high quality hydropower due diligence work.

The scope of due diligence work will depend on what stage your project is at, the size of the project and what your precise needs are. We complete hydropower due diligence reports for a range of clients from site owners seeking a design review to banks and investors who want to scrutinise the financials. Our flexibility means we can tailor our service to meet your needs and we can deliver the final report within an agreed and reasonable timeframe.

Select one of our most popular packages below, or design your own bespoke report to suit your needs.

Service Comparison
Quick Check Comprehensive Report
A quick and concise assessment of project viability. A comprehensive assessment of project viability, including a site survey.
All essential technical aspects are reviewed, providing a reliable independent judgement of the project’s potential. If you’re looking for a more detailed cost analysis and thorough risk identification, this report is recommended.
Includes:

All aspects below, except those showing the symbol ‘COMP’.

Includes:

All aspects below, including those showing the symbol ‘COMP’.

Fees:

Typically £6,000 – £10,000 ex. VAT

Exact fee depends on the scale of the hydro project, its stage in development, and the amount of information made available to us.

Fees:

Typically £10,000 – £20,000 ex. VAT (+ travel) Exact fee depends on the scale of the hydro project, its stage in development, and the amount of information made available to us.

Lead time:

15 working days

Lead time:

25 working days

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Bespoke Due Diligence Report

Design a bespoke hydro due diligence report based on your own specific requirements, or modify one of our standard packages to suit your needs.

Contact us today to submit a Bespoke Report enquiry.

Due Diligence Checklist

Our technical due diligence includes detailed reviews of capital cost and construction schedules

Our technical due diligence includes detailed reviews of capital cost and construction schedules

A good hydropower proposal will demonstrate:

1. Understanding of the hydro resource and site constraints
2. Sound engineering design
3. A robust project delivery plan

We assess these qualities by reviewing the following documentation.

Item What Is Included
Site survey A site survey is included in the Comprehensive Report only *COMP
Resource & energy capture calculations
  • Hydro resource assessment (head and flow)
  • Energy capture assumptions
  • Energy capture conclusions (compared with our own calculations)
Design
  • Site layout plan
  • Ground conditions
  • Outline design drawings
  • Temporary works arrangements
  • Foundation design to suit ground conditions *COMP
Hardware specification
  • Turbine selection
  • Mechanical & electrical (M&E) specification and suppliers
Technical aspects of permits
  • Grid connection
    • Technical restrictions
    • Grid code compliance, timescales, responsibilities *COMP
  • Planning conditions
    • Technical restrictions
    • Work required to discharge conditions *COMP
  • Environmental permits
    • Technical restrictions
    • Environmental mitigation measures *COMP
    • Timescales, responsibilities, risks *COMP
Capital cost estimates
  • Cost estimate (reviewed for detail & accuracy)
  • Contingency provision
  • Factors affecting capital cost
  • Detailed project costing *COMP
  • Site-specific turbine package cost (quotes requested) *COMP
Financial performance estimates
  • Government incentive schemes
  • Export supply model & power purchase agreement (PPA)
  • Operation & maintenance (O&M) costs
  • Income conclusions
  • Factors affecting income
  • Overall sensitivity analysis
Construction schedule
  • Construction schedule (reviewed for detail & accuracy)
  • Factors affecting schedule
  • Impact of schedule changes
Health & safety information
  • Health and safety design considerations for construction and operation *COMP

Items marked *COMP are included in the Comprehensive Report only.

For further information, please Contact us today to discuss your enquiry.

Are you considering a hydropower project in the UK, Ireland or overseas?

Renewables First have considerable experience and full project capability, from initial feasibility study through to system design and installation.

The first step to develop any small or micro hydropower site is to conduct a full feasibility study.

Contact us about a feasibility study today!

Once complete, you will understand the site potential and be guided through the next steps to develop your project. You can read more about hydropower in our Hydro Learning Centre.