NM9921 : Dam on the Allt na Maoile

taken 5 years ago, 3 km from Coillaig, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Dam on the Allt na Maoile
Dam on the Allt na Maoile
This dammed burn is part of the Loch Nant hydroelectric scheme. Carraig Gheal wind farm in the distance.
West Loch Awe Timber Haul Route
The West Loch Awe Timber Haul Route (WLATHR) is a 35km (22 miles) timber haul route that is being jointly developed by The Forestry Commission and GreenPower (Carraig Gheal) Ltd. The road will be used for turbine component delivery to the 46MW Carraig Gheal wind farm site and provide a strategic route in perpetuity for timber haulage through the Inverliever, Inverinan and Nant forests. Much of the route comprises existing forestry roads in place as part of the strategic timber transport route network, although upgrading is required for wind turbine component loads.
The majority of funding is coming from GreenPower (Carraig Gheal) Ltd with additional co-finance from Forestry Commission Scotland and Argyll and Bute Council. Forestry Commission Scotland have awarded 1,000,000 towards the overall 5,300,000 cost from the Strategic Timber Transport Fund.
The southern limit of the WLATHR is on the A816 at Salachary and the northern limit on the B845 at Kilchrenan. When complete, the road will take about 4,200 timber lorry movements each year off the single-track roads that serve the villages of Ford, Dalavich, Inverinan and Kilchrenan. The road serves four large blocks of forestry with a forecast timber harvest of 105,000 m3/year.
The road is due for completion at the end of September 2012 and the first wind turbines are due to arrive at the Carraig Gheal site in September 2012.
The two projects the wind farm and the WLATHR have a website at LinkExternal link.
Carraig Gheal wind farm
Carraig Gheal Wind Farm will consists of 20 wind turbines with combined installed capacity of around 60 MW. It is
The site is at Fernoch Farm, in Argyll & Bute, Scotland, in an area approximately 8km west of Kilchrenan which is on the north-west side of Loch Awe.
Project website at LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Sunday, 22 June, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 22 June, 2014
Geographical Context
Energy infrastructure  Uplands  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Roads, Road transport  Moorland 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 9928 2151 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:20.5957N 5:14.9602W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 9944 2163
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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