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Rhug Estate Hydro Scheme

Client: Rhug Estate, Lord Newborough & Corwen Electricity Co-operative
Project title: Rhug Estate Hydro Scheme
Project details:

EWP provided a wide range of professional services for this community hydro electric project. Water from the Nant y Pigyn stream on the Rhug Estate in Denbighshire is diverted through 750m of pipework to a generating unit in Corwen which lies some 150m below the intake structure. The project included extensive temporary works relating to the assessment and strengthening for removal of an existing 30m span bridge, design of a crane mat for the lifting operations, liaison with Denbighshire County Council over removal of the bridge, design of sheet piling as temporary works, extensive reinforced concrete designs for the intake structure and modifications to the existing weir system.

Services provided:
  • Extensive and wide ranging temporary works designs
  • Bridge Assessment Calculations and the design of strengthening modifications
  • Liaison with the Local Authority
  • Design and Detailing of Reinforced Concrete Structures
  • Construction Advice
  • Hydro building in the Rhug Estate.
  • Different angle of the Hydro building, Rhug Estate.
  • Aeiral view of the Hydro building, showing the temporary works and construction.
  • Water processing plant.
  • Aeiral view of a water processing plant in the snow, on the Rhug Estate.
  • Greyscale image of the hydro scheme, whose construction was taken on by Evans Wolfenden Partnership.
  • Hydro scheme construction by EWP.
  • Water processing plant functioning.

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