Mott MacDonald has been appointed by npower renewables to provide engineering design on the new river E hydroelectric project.

The Mott MacDonald team will be working on the detailed civil design of the hydroelectric scheme which includes an intake weir with screen, a 4.2km pressure pipeline, power house, and tailrace pipe to return the water to the river.

The scheme is due for completion in 2007 and is being developed under the Renewables Obligation initiative.