SuDS Design

Green Cat Renewables are experienced in the designing of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) techniques to facilitate sustainable drainage solutions.

Green Cat Renewables (GCR) design SuDS solutions on various sites ranging from hydrogen production facilities to battery storage sites and wind farms. GCR also has expertise in Drainage Impact Assessments and Flood Risk Assessments.

GCR utilises the simple index approach as outlined by SEPA to determine appropriate levels of treatment to the proposed site. InfoDrainage software is used to design and model SuDS networks and to produce calculation outputs.

SuDS techniques are often costly, so GCR aims to provide passive SuDS that are also financially practical. Such SuDS techniques can be viable if consideration is given to them at the earliest opportunity in the design process. SuDS offers passive treatment of surface water run-off and attenuation; they also add green space to a project.

Often a renewable projects will be constructed adjacent to a river or stream and hence construction activities must not pollute the existing ecosystems. GCR are also experienced in dealing with construction run-off.

The goal of all drainage systems is to mimic the existing Greenfield state as closely as possible utilising costeffective techniques.

  • SuDS techniques GCR use: Detention / Retention Ponds and basins, Swales, Filter trenches, Porous paving, Infiltration designs, Culvert Design
  • Construction drainage techniques GCR are familiar with designing and implementing: Open ditches with check dams, Temporary or permanent settlement ponds, Silt Catchment Channels with Straw bales or Gel flocculants, Level spreader outfalls