Cruachan pumped storage power plant modernisation, UK

7th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas - Creamer Media Research Coordinator & Senior Deputy Editor

Cruachan pumped storage power plant modernisation, UK

Name of the Project
Cruachan pumped storage power plant modernisation.

On the shores of Loch Awe, in Argyll, Scotland, in the UK.

Project Owner/s
Drax Global.

Project Description
Cruachan is one of just four pumped-storage hydrofacilities in the UK, playing a critical role in the country’s energy security. The project will result in increased generating capacity of two of the plant’s four units by a combined 40 MW to raise the facility’s total generating capacity to 480 MWs.

Incorporating the latest technological innovations, it will also improve the plant’s operability and reliability and extend its life cycle.

Potential Job Creation
Not stated.

Capital Expenditure

Planned Start/End Date
Not stated.

Latest Developments
None stated.

Key Contracts, Suppliers and Consultants
ANDRITZ (pump turbines and motor generators, alongside essential main inlet valves).

Contact Details for Project Information
Drax Global (Cruachan Power Station), tel +44 1866 962 530.