Ardgour Hydro Scheme is a 95kW scheme that was built on the Allt Nan Lunn burn, near Kilmalieu. Being designed by Campbell of Doune, we were contracted by the Abernethy Trust to complete all Civil Engineering aspects of the scheme, which included:
- Constructing the In-River Water Intake and Header Tank.
- Installing 840 metres of 250mm diameter HDPE pipework with 120 metres head.
- Construct the Powerhouse, complete with Tailrace and Headwall.
- Construct the reinforced concrete Pigging Chamber.
The scheme has been running extremely successfully for the client and it thought to continue to do so for many years. The water is passed through a Gilkes Turgo Turbine, which generates the power for being sent back onto the National Grid.