Tummel hydro scheme
The Tummel scheme stretches from Dalwhinnie, famous for its whisky distillery, in the north, to the remote Rannoch Station in the west, and the town of Pitlochry in the east.
TUMMEL BRIDGE POWER STATION REFURBISHMENT
The iconic Tummel Bridge Power Station is currently undergoing a comprehensive refurbishment to ensure it can remain part of Scotland's energy mix for generations to come.
SSE Renewables has completed the first stage of repowering works at Tummel Bridge. Two turbines, which had been in operation since the power station started producing energy in 1933, have been removed and preparatory works to accommodate new machinery have been completed.
The installation of two bespoke turbines will take place in 2023. The new energy efficient turbines, specially designed to fit the available space at Tummel Bridge power station, will increase the facility’s potential output from 34 to 40 Megawatts.
Transportation of mechanical components to the Tummel Bridge site began in February 2023. Some components are required to travel under convoy to ensure their safe and efficient delivery.
Larger components will be transported under convoy along the A9 to Ballinluig, join the A827 for a short period, then use the unclassified road to the North of the River Tay from Pitnacree, through Strathtay, to the B846 at Weem. Most vehicles using this route will travel under escort.
THE NEXT ESCORTED COMPONENT DELIVERY IS SCHEDULED TO TRAVEL ALONG THE DESIGNATED ROUTE ON 2 JUNE 2023.
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Routine deliveries will travel to and from Tummel Bridge via the B8019 “Queens View” route or via the B846 from Aberfeldy.
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