National Trust Hydro flying high. (Literally)

pipes up the mountain as well as bags of gravel and some steel

Pipes up the mountain as well as bags of gravel and some steel. We have programmed the work at the same time as the access and conservation work in the area. The helicopter was busy all week taking materials up all over N Snowdonia to help with the National Trust, Natural Resources Wales and Snowdonia National Park Authority conservation work

Quick Blog – Thanks to Rhys Evans for the images. We have another hydro flying high and are now dab hands at flying the bigger hydro components up the mountains. As explained in an earlier blog the helicopter option has been selected for some hydro sites because of the many pros’. Speed, safety, precision, environmental impact (lots of machines moving heavy components up the mountain can cause erosion which needs managing but also need a lot of investment in terms of track, drains and such like) In a couple of hours you can move a whole hydro up the mountain. We are looking to get this 100kw turgo hydro system running early next summer. it will then generate nearly enough energy to supply the electrical needs of the near by Plas Newydd Mansion and Penrhyn Castle. Very clever from a stream which is about two and a half feet wide!

the office is not bad today. thanks to the National Trust Snowdonia Rangers

The office is not bad today. thanks to the National Trust Snowdonia Rangers. Berthen stream in the foreground. The turbine building will be some 208m below this intake position

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3 Responses to National Trust Hydro flying high. (Literally)

  1. mykecomment says:

    https://www.caa.co.uk/docs/33/CAP426.PDF Not convinced that is safe – please take advice

    Date: Sun, 1 Nov 2015 19:51:29 +0000 To: michael.e.osullivan@live.co.uk

    • Keith Jones says:

      Thanks and we have and do. its part of the large scale partnership in the uplands with a few statutory bodies. It is managed as part of each organisations risks management process which includes a world of risk management processes, on going due diligence, training and evaluation. Its not a small matter of hiring a helicopter. the companies we use specialise in lifting in this terrain. thanks again

  2. Millen, John says:

    I forgot to add that helicopters are cool

    Sent from my Windows Phone ________________________________

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