Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) is investing £330,000 to refurbish
and extend three chimneys at Battery Point Power Station in Stornoway.
The investment is part of an ongoing maintenance programme to ensure that the power
station is able to continue to power the homes and businesses across the islands.
Internal steel liners within each chimney are being replaced. The work - due to be
completed by mid-July - is being carried out in phases to ensure that the power station
remains operational at all times.
Donald MacKenzie, Western Isles Generation Manager at SSEN said: “We understand how
important a safe and reliable electricity supply is to our local island communities.
This latest investment will ensure Battery Point Power Station is able to continue
to power the community whilst reducing its impact on the environment.
“We have been working closely with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)
throughout the process and our engineers have completed a full survey of each foundation
to ensure extensions to the chimneys will satisfy any structural requirements.”