Hafod y Llan hydro and some spot turfing

Pipe route now covered and the river path back in place (this had simply bee covered) Dave on the way down the mountain running a critical eye on the work and seeing whats left to do

Pipe route now covered and the river path back in place (this had simply been covered) Dave on the way down the mountain running a critical eye on the work and seeing whats left to do

I was up the mountain again last week with John and things are disappearing which is what we want. To clarify, the pipe is being covered and the mitigation work is in full swing, which we have always said we will be measured on . Rhys and the lads are spot turfing to break up the ‘brown’ look of the fresh soil cover and seeding with an approved seed mix (critical in a national nature reserve). A green haze can be seen over the soil on the upper sections as the seeds begin to take hold. The small path along the river has re appeared after being covered but we still have a world of detail work to deal with. Everything from new head walls for the drains under the pipe through to re instating quite a few meters of dry stone wall. But its good to see or actually not to see the pipe and the landscape close in on the work with incredible speed

Spot turfing to break up the soild and also provide the spcies which will eventually colonise the site. the see mix is dispered across the site and waiting to make a grand appearance.

Spot turfing to break up the soil and also provide the spices which will eventually colonise the site. The seed mix is dispersed across the site and waiting to make a grand appearance.

The turbine building has finally made its full appearance out of the ground.We have been waiting for delivery of the penstock pipe which will be cast into the turbine building anchor block. This will enable the steel pipes (ductile iron) to be laid the final 200m up the mountain to join the MDPE (plastic) and also for the building to take shape around the anchor block. We had no flexibility in the positioning of the pipe since the turbine base can’t be moved if its cast wrong and neither can the steel pipes down the mountain. Lots and lots of measuring for the contractors

The critical component. everything gets built from this big lump of steel. Final 200m of of pipe, anchor block and the positioning of the turbine

The critical component. Everything gets built from this big lump of steel. Final 200m of pipe, anchor block and the positioning of the turbine depend on this being installed accurately

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