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Totnes Hydro Scheme – Construction Progress Summary

Previous Week (22 June – present)

We encountered a couple of issues early in the week which has resulted in a one weeks delay to the construction program. The main issue was finding an outcrop of very hard limestone which extended into the working area. The rock has been trimmed back as far as possible with the breaker we have on site, to remove it in entirety would mean bringing in a larger breaker which would cause further delays. To overcome the issue we have revisited the design of the lower section and have introduced a step into the concrete base. This allows the slab to extend over the rock outcrop. Further design work has allowed us to regain the weeks delay. The powerhouse roof will now be entirely fabricated off site and lifted into position in four sections.

Further Cofferdam Works
Preparation of formation for bearing pile rig

Next Week (29 June – 3 July)

Installation of bearing piles

24th April 2015

Work is well underway on the Totnes Hydro Power plant. Castleford Engineering are busy installing the sheet piled coffer dam before making a start on the turbine support structure and power house.