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Cofferdam construction latest

We are dismayed to be once again announcing a further week’s delay to the start of pile driving on the site.

The delay continues to be due to the finalising of the details relating to the leasing of the site. We had a very constructive meeting with the Environment Agency’s legal team today, and expect preparatory works to commence next week, with pile driving itself now due to start on Monday 8th July.

As you may be aware, the pile driving relates to the construction of a cofferdam which is needed for both the hydro’s civil engineering work and the Environment Agency’s work on Weir B. This is 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 ongoing uncertainty about the start date has caused.