Natural Power to showcase water well drilling in Dumfries and Galloway

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Helping farmers and landowners to plan and install private water on their own land

Water well drill rig

Ideally placed to support farmers, landowners and households with planning, drilling and installing groundwater abstraction boreholes, Natural Power’s drilling team is hitting the road this summer and taking its drill rig on tour, visiting:

Stranraer Show                     27th July
Wigtown Agricultural Show    3rd August
Stewartry Show                         4th August
Dumfries Show                         6th August
Galloway Country Fair             20th – 21st August

The Natural Power team is keen to demonstrate how it can assist farmers and landowners to identify and install a private water supply on their own land. Natural Power can help determine the required yield and target the most likely geological units to achieve a sustainable, high-yielding supply. As well as providing a reliable source of water for livestock and crops, that is not subjected to the same seasonal vagaries as spring and surface water supplies, this natural (rather than chemically-treated) alternative to mains water also brings a cost saving in terms of annual water bills, typically paying back in one year.

The team has great experience in delivering high yield dairy farm water wells and also maximising marginal geological terrain - such as the greywacke type strata found through much of the Galloway region.

Toby Gilbert, Head of Geotechnical at Natural Power, said: “We are looking forward to showcasing the drill rig and explaining our capabilities when it comes to water well drilling, combining our geological knowledge and drilling expertise to achieve reliable affordable water supplies.”

The water well drilling service is part of Natural Power’s larger geotechnical department that was established in 2005. So with more than 10 years’ experience in this area, the team is well established at delivering within wider construction management teams, integrated with planning, design and constructions processes, and ensuring work is carried out efficiently and to the highest levels of health and safety.

The team regularly completes site investigation work and topographic surveys in challenging and complex terrain, and has the ability to find solutions that combine experienced geotechnical consultancy skills with state of the art contracting services and plant. Natural Power’s fleet of rigs includes large high power machines and smaller all terrain versions to suit most access conditions.

Representatives from Natural Power’s health and safety and renewable heat teams will also be attending the agricultural shows throughout the summer to promote its capability to provide safety consultancy services and advice on renewable heat to local organisations in Dumfries and Galloway and the wider regions of Scotland and the UK.

To pre-arrange an appointment to speak to one of the team, please contact rachelp(at)naturalpower(dot)com

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About Natural Power

Established in the mid 1990s, Natural Power is a leading independent renewable energy consultancy and products provider. The company offers proactive and integrated consultancy, management and due diligence services, backed by an innovative product range, across the onshore wind, offshore wind, wave, tidal, renewable heat, solar pv and hydro sectors, whilst maintaining a strong outlook on other new and emerging renewable energy sectors.

Natural Power has been at the heart of many groundbreaking projects, products and portfolios for more than two decades, assisting project developers, investors, manufacturers, research houses and other consulting companies. With its iconic Scottish headquarters, The Green House, Natural Power has expanded internationally to work in 32 countries, and now employs over 320 renewable energy experts. This project experience spans a portfolio of 69GW which is equivalent to powering 4.7m UK homes.

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Jane Maher
PR and Media
Natural Power
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E: janem(at)naturalpower(dot)com
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