Mapping out the road ahead
WOOD Group’s renewable energy consultancy SgurrEnergy has won a contract to identify collaboration opportunities between the forestry and renewable energy industries in Argyll and Bute.
SgurrEnergy will provide mapping services in a project part-funded by the Scottish government’s Strategic Timber Transport Fund. Argyll Timber Transport Group is leading the project, which also includes Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission, Forestry Commission Scotland and Argyll and Bute Renewable Alliance.
The project partners will work together to help plan new developments which will deliver long-term economic, environmental and social benefits throughout Argyll.
Glasgow-based SgurrEnergy will map forest road and energy project road infrastructure and how this links to the public road network.
New roads required for construction will be assessed to maximise the long-term benefits to the forest industry and to the wider infrastructure in Argyll.
The project will also look at linking existing access routes in established forests to allow timber traffic to be directed away from public roads whilst enabling renewable energy development.