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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.”


Stornoway power station upgrade

28 June 2017