During the initial planning stage, Dulas conducted a series of early feasibility studies, including an Environmental Impact Assessment, to assess the specific challenges and requirements posed by the site, before moving onto design and implementation. A particular consideration was the presence of a large group of otters in the burn.
This necessitated a pipe route re-design so as not to disturb the otters’ habitat. Dulas recommended use of the HCTI Twin Jet Turgo Turbine due to its ability to maximise generation throughout the year, producing 252 kW of hydropower for the estate.
Following completion of the design and its approval by relevant authorities, Dulas project-managed each stage of the scheme’s construction and installation, right through to connection and commissioning – ensuring the new powerhouse was completed in a timely and
The project management team overcame significant challenges in stakeholder management to ensure the highest level of quality during each stage of the project. This entailed managing a variety of different stakeholders, including sub-contractors, local authorities and regulatory authorities.