The Melgarve Substation by SSE plc and constructed by BAM UK & Ireland, situated near Lagan in the rugged Highlands of Scotland, stands as a remarkable testament to engineering ingenuity and environmental responsibility. This remote substation, located approximately 7 miles from the nearest highway, required a state-of-the-art solution to manage stormwater runoff and protect the surrounding environment.
Building infrastructure in such remote and extreme conditions is a formidable challenge. The substation needed a detention basin to manage excess water and prevent environmental damage. Traditional liners often faced puncture risks and water seepage issues. This is where Stratec GCL (Geosynthetic Clay Liners) Bentonite liners came into play.
Stratec Group, introduced Bentonite liners for the Melgarve Substation project. These liners are known for their exceptional strength and impermeability, offering long-term protection against groundwater seepage, even in harsh environments.