What does Gilbert Gilkes & Gordon Ltd (Gilkes) do?

Gilbert Gilkes & Gordon Ltd (Gilkes) is an international company offering tailored packages for hydroelectric projects; including design, manufacture, installation, commissioning and full plant modernisation & optimisation.

Established in 1853, Gilkes offers a range of hydroelectric turbines capable of generating up to 20MW from a single unit. The range consists of Francis, Pelton and Turgo turbines (invented by Gilkes in 1919) and includes a new Streamline version for the sub 1MW market.

As well as on-grid solutions, Gilkes can supply turnkey packages that are able to operate effectively both off-grid and in parallel with other generation sets within a mini-grid.

With thousands of installations around the world, Gilkes continues to demonstrate the ability to be sensitive to regional differences and requirements; designing, manufacturing, and installing customised engineered solutions for their clients.  Gilkes customer focused approach, working in partnership with the client builds a lasting relationship than continues long after the turbine starts generating.  

Gilkes have been supplying hydroelectric turbines to Africa for over 100 years and continue to be fully committed to working in Africa and installing Hydro in remote rural areas. 

Products for the Ugandan Area

Mini Grid applications for rural electrification

Full Mechanical & Electrical Packages

Pelton, Turgo & Francis Hydropower Turbines, generating up to 20MW

Plant Modernisation & Upgrade


Gilkes Hydropower Systems Long Banga Micro Hydro The power of hydro, part two - on CNBC


Gilkes Hydropower Systems Brochure 2017 Gilkes: Mini Grids For Rural Electrification Gilkes: Streamline Turbine Range

Gilkes in the news

29 June 2017 - Gilkes Powered Hydro Scheme Inducted Into Hydro Hall Of Fame

A Severn Trent Hydropower Scheme powered by a Gilkes Francis turbine is one of this year's projects inducted into the Hydroworld Hall of Fame.  A first for a UK Company.

Read more here

Gilkes Representatives at Future Energy Uganda

Andy Eaton
International Hydro Sales Manager 
Gilbert Gilkes & Gordon
Andy Eaton is the International Sales Manager for Hydropower at Gilbert Gilkes & Gordon Limited.  With nearly 30 years employment within the company Andy boasts a wealth of knowledge and experience. Having successfully undertaken roles of manufacturing, equipment selection, refurbishment, sales and delivery of hydro equipment worldwide Andy has a broad understanding of the key elements involved with delivering hydro equipment of various scales and in some of the most challenging locations.  With 9 years in his current position Andy is actively involved in new hydro projects and existing plant modernisation projects globally.  Andy is experienced working with private developers who are new to Hydro and just as comfortable working with large international companies.

Jordan Archer
Assistant Hydro Sales Engineer
Gilbert Gilkes & Gordon Ltd
Jordan began his career on a mechanical engineering apprenticeship with Gilkes in 2009 starting on the shop floor machines and working his way up to being a skilled CNC machinist.  Having spent 4 years on the shop floor Jordan progressed into the offices and became assistant sales engineer to the international hydro sales team supporting the enquiry and bidding process on new projects and plant modernisation of existing schemes around the world.  During his time in hydro sales Jordan has attended a number of international industry events, as well site investigation & service visits, showing an ability to be flexible to the demands of an international organisation.
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