Ardchattan Hydro Scheme is a 925kW scheme that was built on the river Esragan, near Ardchattan. Being Designed by Campbell of Doune, we were contracted to complete all Civil Engineering aspects of the scheme, which included:
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.
Ardchattan was particularly challenging due to both the sensitivity of the surrounding area and the size of the river. A lot of the works was carried out within a SSSI area, which meant that we had to be especially aware of plants and trees in the area and protect them at all costs. The river was challenging at the best of times, however the river had a large catchment area. This meant that with even the slightest bit of rain, the river could rise feet in the matter of minutes. We had to be particularly aware of this risk and manage it accordingly.
Just back from annual leave and visited Aberdalgie this morning.
Can I say the guys have done a fantastic job!!!, it looks better than I imagined and want you to pass this onto them. Well done guys.
Liam Hynd, Assistant Bereavement Services Officer
Just wanted to email you a ‘fantastic job’ note.
Your guys, headed up by Brian, are so courteous and helpful and run a very tidy site, safe and efficient.
The quality of the job is excellent.
Nick Riley, Landscape Architect
"MAM are a genuine great ground work and civil engineering contractor. Great reputation locally and afar."
"Done a great job in our garden with no trouble."
Your staff were very respectful of the historical site, polite to all staff and members of the public. Left the site in a clean and tidy manner each day.
Paul Winn, PKC Clerk of Works