ANDRITZ HYDRO Hammerfest (UK) Limited
Photo4ANDRITZ HYDRO Hammerfest develops and supplies turn-key tidal power arrays to the global energy market. Building on more than 15 years of knowledge and experience in hydropower, wind energy, as well as offshore oil and gas industry, ANDRITZ HYDRO Hammerfest strives to be the leader in the development of technologies capable of providing full turnkey solutions to customers by harnessing the high energies and predictable power potential of tidal streams. Established in 1997 in Norway and moved to Glasgow in 2009, the company has been a frontrunner in the design and installation of tidal turbines and was the first in the world to successfully generate electricity from tidal currents and deliver power to the electrical grid.
ANDRITZ HYDRO Hammerfest provide the entire set of services and products needed to commit with a successful project in the global market.
Engineering and pre-design
Well-proven project management methodologies combined with a project oriented approach are the basis for optimal tidal power solutions. ANDRITZ HYDRO Hammerfest is capable of applying all of the required knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to meet customers’ expectations thanks to the highly qualified and experienced engineers and project developers, working in close cooperation to develop the best solution for each specific site.
Project execution and implementation
In the continuous quest to achieve customer satisfaction, the quality of service provided is equally as important as the quality of the product. Therefore a global presence and the cooperation with strong partners enable ANDRITZ HYDRO Hammerfest to provide professional solutions that ultimately satisfy every requirement of the customer. Systematic project management guarantees the fulfillment of quality, cost and timeline requirements.
Service and maintenance
ANDRITZ HYDRO Hammerfest offers comprehensive and tailor-made service and maintenance programs for its products. The turbines incorporate a condition monitoring system to provide a predictive maintenance capability. This avoids costly unplanned repair activities and potentially extends the planned maintenance intervals beyond that predicted. ANDRITZ HYDRO Hammerfest’s global structure and organization, as well as international partnerships enable to undertake service and maintenance activities in close proximity to the sites, minimizing not only the potential downtime periods, but also associated costs.
Tidal current electricity is clean, renewable, reliable and predictable. While ocean currents move slowly relative to typical wind speeds, they carry a great deal of energy. Governments have recognized the great potential of ocean energy and have begun significant incentive programmes to harness it. In several countries worldwide marine energy is currently one of the technologies receiving the highest level of subsidies per MWh of energy generation
The UK has been identified as one of the countries with the greatest tidal energy potential. Its economic potential for tidal stream energy is estimated to be approximately half of Europe’s resource potential Other territories with significant tidal power potential include Canada, the USA, Argentina, Russia, France, Australia, New Zealand, India and Korea. Andritz Hydro Hammerfest has ongoing discussions within UK for Sound of Islay Tidal Power Project and has initiate discussions for projects in Canada and Indonesia.