Chopper delivers power to the Isle of May

We have just delivered a new generator to one of Scotland’s Natural Nature Reserves, the Isle of May.

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Home to the unmistakeable puffin, anchored on the edge of the Firth of Forth, the Isle of May is a magical mix of sea birds, seals and a dark past with monks, Vikings and smugglers on the list of previous visitors.

Due to its remote location and difficult terrain, air support in the form a helicopter was enlisted to transport the new generator on to the island. The generator will provide the essential back-up power supply to the main solar pv system on the island, the island’s only source of power, which powers the main accommodation buildings. The new generator replaces the existing, out-dated kit, and will be maintained by DTG.

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Greig Cochrane at Scottish Natural Heritage, said: “A lot of planning has gone in to making the award-winning facilities on the Isle of May NNR sustainable and whilst most of the island’s electricity comes from solar energy, it’s important to have a reliable back-up. We’ve worked with DTG on a variety of difficult and challenging jobs over the years and so we were fully confident that the team had the experience to deliver what was needed.”

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