McGowan Environmental Engineering has delivered many hydro energy schemes and provided a range of services such as access infrastructure, penstock and outfall installation, temporary burn diversion, turbine house construction and the installation of cables and pipework. These are often complex engineering projects in fragile and challenging environments, requiring extensive planning and careful execution.

Scotland’s renewable electricity capacity has shown steady growth in recent years with the average annual capacity increase over 800MW since 2009. Onshore wind is the biggest single technology, accounting for 70 per cent of installed capacity, while offshore wind, hydro and solar are Scotland’s other major sources of renewable power. Hydro power contributed almost a fifth of renewable electricity output.