Complex engineering tasks in a fragile and challenging natural environment required extensive planning and careful execution to achieve the objective of establishing a hydro scheme on this estate.

Location: North West Scotland near Kinlochewe
Type of works: Enabling civil works for a hydro scheme
Contract Value: £750,000

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McGowan was contracted by Glen Hydro in Blairgowrie to provide enabling works for the installation of a hydro scheme on Lochrosque Estate. The initial contract was for one section of track and one bridge; the successful completion of the works resulted in a new contract to provide the entire infrastructure, comprising six kilometres of road, and five substantial bridges with spans ranging from 15 to 25 metres. McGowan skills and expertise helped deliver a problematic site fraught with access difficulties and environmental constraints. The scale of the project required up to 12 on-site employees at a time, including shuttering joiners, steel fixers, scaffolders, machine and dumper operators.