Electrical design and engineering

KGAL offers clients comprehensive electrical design and engineering services for hydropower, water control and moving structures. Building on our contractor heritage and our structural, mechanical and hydraulic expertise, we’re able to deliver safe, robust and cost-effective solutions: be it a single asset relocation programme, a MEICA (Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Control and Automation) project or a complete water to wire hydropower development.

Our collaboration experiences range from working with private clients and civil consultants on modest developments, through to significant infrastructure projects for government agencies and major high voltage clients such as SSE (Scottish and Southern Energy).

The over-arching consideration in all our work is for safety: the immediate occupational and environmental hazards as well as the risks to the wider community of fires and explosions. We know that with the proper attention to safety, and by minimising the risks of hazard as far as is practicably possible, we can protect individuals, businesses, our own reputation and corporate conscience, and thereby avoid the far-reaching traumatic and financial implications. 

As a very basic example, we always make sure that any warning or monitoring device is connected to the actual system or function being monitored, not the switch which activates that function.

We always think in terms of what’s safe for the user, not what’s safe for us as experienced electrical engineers. In this way we make risk control part of the design criteria: systems which are, within the boundaries of their application, simple and safe to operate;­ systems which meet user expectations as opposed to asking users to adapt their behaviour to fit the technology.

Our electrical engineering services include electrical and electrical / mechanical design, control panels, LV and HV, grid connection and distribution, project management, site installation and commissioning services.