A new hydro scheme was proposed  near the Heights of Kinlochewe. Based on the company’s past experience within the renewable sector and in projects in remote and environmentally sensitive locations McGowan Ltd were awarded the project to construct the new hydro scheme.

Location: Kinlochewe
Type of works: Hydro Scheme
Contract Value: £903,000

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Project Notes:

  • Upgrading of 2500 metres of existing access track
  • Buffer zones installed to form protection zones around archaeological sites
  • Installation of temporary cofferdam and bypass channel at intake location
  • Construction of Intake and chamber
  • Works undertaken under SEPA CAR License
  • Trench excavation and laying of 1500 metres of 630mm HDPE pipe
  • Installation and laying of 2,250 metres of signal cable from powerhouse to chamber
  • New Turbine House construction
  • Access track reinstatement upon completion of works
  • Silt mitigation adopted and maintained throughout the Construction Phase