Roe Valley Hydro Electric Scheme
Northern Ireland Environment Agency
RPS was appointed by the NI Environment Agency to undertake a feasibility study into the refurbishment of a redundant hydro scheme in Roe Valley County Park, Co Londonderry in Northern Ireland. RPS carried out a feasibility study looking at revenue potential vs capital costs and subsequently carried out a detailed design of all aspects of the works, environmental impact assessment, acted as planning consultant, produced contract documents and procured a contractor to undertake the works. The project was complicated by the fact the building housing the redundant turbine was Grade 2 Listed, the River Roe was a key salmon river and the park was designated as an ASSI. Overcoming all of these challenges enabled the scheme to be progressed to construction in early 2012. The scheme is currently on site and is due for completion in early 2013.