Hydro power insurance
Here to help with your hydropower project
We understand the challenges and risks your hydropower project faces. So we'll find ways to manage these risks and arrange cover to protect your project – making sure hydro plant insurance is one less thing for you to worry about.
From the planning stage to running a fully operational site, we can support your hydropower project every step of the way. We'll arrange bespoke cover for the following technologies:
- pumped storage
How our hydropower insurance team can help
From micro-projects to large-scale hydropower plants, community or privately funded, whichever end of the scale your business sits, we're here to help.
Our team of experts will find the best way to manage your unique risks, protect your assets and your people. We'll give you the advice and support you need, whenever and however you need it.
Risks to your hydropower project you need to consider
We understand the risks your project faces:
As with all machinery, hydro plants can breakdown; labour and replacement parts are expensive.
Because hydropower sites tend to be remote and rural locations, you may face logistical problems receiving replacement parts. Delays can result in significant disruption to your hydro plant.
Landslides, snowslides, and flooding present a risk of damage to your plant, particularly in the winter months.
Even though other renewable technologies' replacement and repair costs are reducing, the cost of hydro is still high compared with other renewables. But we've got your hydropower plant insurance needs covered.
Many owners are now including battery energy storage systems (BESS) as an extension to the existing plant. Find out the risks associated with a BESS.
Hydro insurance plan protection we can offer when building your project
We'll manage the risks associated with the construction stages of your project, as well as arranging the correct levels of cover to protect your business, including:
- employers’ liability insurance
- public liability insurance
- professional indemnity insurance
- contractors' all risks insurance, including contract works insurance
- delay in start-up and advanced profits insurance
- goods in transit insurance/marine insurance
- environmental liability insurance
- legal expenses
- reinstatement/decommissioning insurance – as an alternative to a bond.
Hydropower insurance for day-to-day risks
Once your project is up and running, you'll need cover to protect against everyday operational risks, such as:
- all risks insurance cover for plant/ equipment
- loss of revenue insurance (business interruption cover)
- public liability insurance
- legal expenses.
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Planning a bigger project?
Whether this is your first project, or you are an experienced investor, getting insurance cover and mitigating the risks should be a priority during the planning process. We can advise on key areas of company risk to help reduce claims and business disruption.
Frequently asked questions
1. they will understand your plant; and
2. you will be able to factor in loss mitigation controls they require from the outset. It is far more financially viable from a Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) perspective to do this than trying to retrofit which can be extremely costly.
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