Nuttall to build water main crossing Loch Ness

18 July 2001 15:13 - BAM Nuttall Ltd

Rijswijk/Inverness – Edmund Nuttall Ltd – the HBG, Hollandsche Beton Groep nv, group company active in the UK civil engineering market – is due to start work later this year on the construction of a pipeline crossing the northern end of Loch Ness, Scotland.

The work is part of a huge water quality improvement programme being undertaken by Nuttall in partnership with the North of Scotland Water Authority. The contract is valued at around €98 million.

The Loch Ness project is part of the Water Quality Undertakings Programme [West Area], which includes the Central Highlands and the Western Isles. The initial agreement is for three years, with a possible extension to six years. Nuttall is leading a delivery team responsible for feasibility studies, design and construction of various facilities, mainly treatment works and pumping stations.

The Loch Ness section involves piping water from a new treatment works in Inverness to the villages of Dores and Lochend south of the city. This involves constructing a new water main with a total length of 3 kilometres which will include a 100 metre long crossing of the northern end of Loch Ness.

The Water Quality Undertakings Programme is part of a €655 million investment by North of Scotland Water in schemes to provide safe, clean drinking water by 2006.