Westcoastpower supports interested parties from the private, commercial and public sector with the selection, design, construction and operation of hydroelectric power plants. These services include:
Analysis and forcast
The water supply for every river and every stream can be calculated and forecast for the future years based on historical and current values of rainfall and most modern calculation methods.
Based on the calculation of water supply of the chosen site the operation cost is calculated. Depending on the product and the site various types will be taken into account.
Support for approval
West Coast Power takes care of all registration formalities on behalf of each client.
Upon approval West Coast Power starts with the design and execution according to detailed plans:
(1) site investigation and planning of transport
(2) planning of construction and operation
(3) planning of accessibility
(4) planning for fish passes
West Coast Power delivers a turnkey project, offers clients high standards of professionalism, proficiency, and guarantees. In addition, we are taking into account local conditions and resources.
Principles of design
(1) carrying out the necessary interventions in nature as gently and minimal as possible
(2) fast installations achieved by tight planning
(3) re-naturalizing the access routes and the power line corridors after construction is finished
West Coast Power does the initial commissioning of the plant for a period of the first years (1-5) with the aim to adjust the system in terms of environmental impacts and efficacy.
Maintenance and service
We perform maintenance and service work as well as the monitoring of each system in response to customer orders. Monitoring is managed through the so-called WCP-Safety Kit
This includes three main tasks:
(1) Operational monitoring
Here, the Security Kit monitors the operation of the system while maintaining the technical parameters.
(2) Yield monitoring
The kit monitors the output and reports any significant deviations to the owner or to the control centre.
(3) Site monitoring
Due to the remoteness of most water turbine systems, a 7/365 “round to the clock monitoring” is required. The toolkit provides monitoring using the latest satellite-based communication technology as well as selected security tools.