2015 saw McGowan Ltd undertake its first Hydro Scheme for the Uppat Trust. Works involved the temporary burn diversion to allow the scheme’s intake construction, access track, penstock and outfall installation. All works undertaken under SEPA CAR Licence.

Location: Uppat, Brora
Type of works: Hydro Scheme
Contract Value: £426,000

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Project managed by Glen Hydro Ltd, McGowan Ltd were awarded the works to construct the new hydro scheme.

Works entailed the initial construction of an 1300 metre long access track, undertake a temporary burn diversion to facilitate intake construction, installation of 1200 metres of 500mm diameter HPPE pipe between intake and turbine house, and to construct a tailrace and outfall.

All in water works were covered under a SEPA CAR Licence, with additional constraints placed due to local ecology & archaeology in the area