One of the first tasks for the contractors will be to put in a cofferdam, to enable the civil engineering works to take place. It is anticipated that the pile-driving will take around two weeks (10 working days) at the time of writing is now expected to start the week commencing 1st July.
The coffer dam is needed for both the hydro’s civil engineering work and the Environment Agency’s work on Weir B. The weir at the site of the hydro and this maintenance work has been planned for some time.
Pile-driving works are scheduled to take place during weekdays between the hours of 8.00am and 5.00pm. However, we must stress that the figure of 10 working days is only an estimate based on anticipated conditions and could be affected by a number of factors, and the start date has already been subject to an unavoidable fortnight’s delay.
We will continue to post the latest information on website, and do apologise for any additional inconvenience the uncertainty about the start date has caused. This has been due to sign off on key paperwork taking longer than anticipated.