Garlogie Dam

Built in the 1920s, Garlogie Dam formed a key element of the hydro- electric scheme that powered Dunecht House and Estate.

The removal of Garlogie Dam is one of Scotland’s largest dam removals. The removal of the dam will enable River Dee salmon to access many more kilometres of spawning habitat and has been promoted by The River Dee Trust and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).

Fairhurst provided all civil and structural engineering services for the project to The River Dee Trust. This included specialist advice on the Reservoirs (Scotland) Act 2011 along with provision of the All Reservoirs Panel Engineer to oversee all of the works and provide Certification on completion in line with the requirements of the Act.

Our ability to provide a local one-stop-shop for the necessary engineering design and monitoring works proved highly valuable to our client in this instance and in particular our ability to contribute promptly helped the successful delivery of this unique project.

This project was funded by Scottish Government through the SEPA Water Environment Fund.

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