Cia Aig Hydro Scheme
Major hydro scheme in an extremely remote and environmentally-sensitive location.
RWE Innogy UK
Glen Cia Aig, 20 miles north of Fort William
The scheme involved the upgrading of 2km of existing forestry alongside the construction of a further 2km of new track which was to be constructed along a challengingly steep hillside, with the requirement to drill and blast the rock encountered along its alignment.
The highest standards of environmental awareness were employed on this project, most notably for water management, where it was important to carefully manage all site-generated surface water runoff to prevent issues downstream.
In total 4km of cut-off ditches, 50 cross drain culverts under the site access roads, and extensive silt and scour protection measures were installed.