Glentarken Hydro


Glentarken Hydro Scheme is a 100kW scheme that was built on the Glentarken Burn, near St.Fillans.  Being Designed by Campbell of Doune, we were contracted to complete all Civil Engineering aspects of the scheme, which included:

  • Constructing the In-River Water Intake, complete with Header Tank.
  • Installing 420 metres of 710mm diameter HDPE pipework, 600 metres of 450mm HDPE pipework and 385 metres of 400mm ductile iron pipework.
  • Construct the Powerhouse Substructure, complete with Tailrace and Headwall.
  • Construct the reinforced concrete Pigging Chamber.

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 Turbine at 180m head, which generates the power for being sent back onto the National Grid.