New Orleans Hydro

New Orleans Hydro Scheme is a 55kW scheme that was built near Campbeltown.  The scheme was designed by Campbell of Doune and 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 1500 metres of 355mm diameter HDPE pipework, with 100 metres of head.
  • Construct the Powerhouse sub-structure, complete with Tailrace and Headwall.
  • Construct the reinforced concrete Pigging Chamber.

The scheme has been running extremely successfully for the client and is thought to continue to do so for many years.  The water is passed through a Gilkes Turgo Turbine, which generates the power for being sent back onto the National Grid.