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Hydro power station support infrastructure inspection

Our Success Story

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CHALLENGE Challenge

Between the 1930’s and 1950’s there was a concerted effort throughout Scotland to develop hydro power stations to produce electricity to meet the increasing demands of consumers.

This method of generating power was not new; it had been used on a small scale for decades before. An example of this is at Garlogie, nine miles West of Aberdeen, where water had been used to generate power and latterly electricity.

The hydro power station at Garlogie – on the site of a former woollen mill – was recently the subject of a feasibility study which was undertaken by Aberdeenshire Council. It investigated the potential for reinstating the station to once again generate electricity and we were contacted to undertake inspection work.

The power station was installed in 1923 following the closure of the woollen mill at the turn of the 20th century, but last produced electricity five decades ago.

Inspectahire was approached by Aberdeenshire Council to inspect much of the support infrastructure of the power station to identify the condition of the asset.

SOLUTION Solution

As people and businesses become more environmentally aware and want to reduce their carbon footprint, the switch to renewable energy grows apace. To meet this demand the number and scale of wind farms are increasing, and so too is the requirement to ensure they are operating effectively. Operating over 35 metres (114 feet) from the ground and with three blades each measuring over 20 metres (65 feet), a wind turbine is not the easiest piece of equipment to inspect. A wind turbine is situated on a hillside in a fairly harsh environment and is continually exposed to the elements. Ensuring that all the components are operating the way they should is a standard health and safety compliance procedure.

RESULT Result

As people and businesses become more environmentally aware and want to reduce their carbon footprint, the switch to renewable energy grows apace. To meet this demand the number and scale of wind farms are increasing, and so too is the requirement to ensure they are operating effectively. Operating over 35 metres (114 feet) from the ground and with three blades each measuring over 20 metres (65 feet), a wind turbine is not the easiest piece of equipment to inspect. A wind turbine is situated on a hillside in a fairly harsh environment and is continually exposed to the elements. Ensuring that all the components are operating the way they should is a standard health and safety compliance procedure.

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