Dougarie Hydro Scheme is a 500kW scheme that was built on the river Allt Gobhlach, near Pirnmill, Arran. 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 Canyon Turbine, which generates the power for being sent back onto the National Grid.
Ardchattan was particularly challenging due to the site being off the mainland and having limited resources on the island. Most activities had to be planned in advance so that materials could be gathered at our Main Office, to be delivered on a single artic load to site.
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