Despite a cold, occasionally wintry month…there has been really good progress with the new Abriachan hydro scheme. (Click here to read the first explanatory blog post)
The cement arrived for casting the base for the turbine and was pumped over the stream ( the Kilianan) by a 120ft long elephant’s trunk.
The turbine building has been making steady progress and walls all in now.
The pipe to carry the water was welded together in sections and dragged down the hill to lie in its ditch like a giant black anaconda.
And most exciting, the new 99kw turbine arrived on a very sophisticated lorry and was craned into the new building and connected. The old turbine made its way out on the same day and was trucked away. A small wistful glance from us all watching it go, when it operated well it was a good friend.
So, so far, good progress but quite a bit to go yet.