Drax has confirmed it is to spend almost £6 million on refurbishment of a key piece of the historic Galloway hydropower scheme’s infrastructure in Scotland. The 103m long Glenlochar Barrage, which spans across the river Dee, controls the flow of water from Loch Ken to Tongland power station through its six sluice gates. Built in 1934, the barrage is a critical component of the scheme’s operations. Over the next three years Drax will fully refurbish the barrage, alongside its project partners KGAL Consulting Engineers and AJT Engineering, to ensure the continued operation of the hydro scheme for many decades to come.
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