Glenample Hydro Scheme

February 2, 2021

Project Name

Glenample Hydro Scheme

Project Location

Lochearnhead

Client

Glenample Hydro Electric Company Ltd

Client’s Project Manager

Green Cat Renewables

Plant Info

  • 450kW Run-of-River
  • Gross Head 267m

Additional Info

  • Works within the Trossachs National Park

  • 1.7km pipeline

  • Access difficulties

Description

Green Cat Contracting were appointed as Principal Contractor for the BoP works on the Glenample Hydro Power scheme. Works included the access tracks and drainage, intake structures, 1.7km of buried pipeline, powerhouse, tailrace, and cable trenching; all to the strict protocol of the Trossachs National Park Authority.

With access even to the powerhouse compound across a significant length of unclassified and unpaved track, access to site with materials proved difficult. An onsite borrow pit was utilised to generate stone, structural concrete had to be mixed and rigorously tested on site, and pipework, rebar and other materials were flown in by helicopter.

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