Hochtief to plumb depths near Loch Ness

1 August 2005

At the end of July, Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) told T&TI it would be "working with Hoctief to finalise contracts in the autumn 2005" for the 100MW Glendoe hydro electric power station that includes roughly 17km of tunnels for collection and generation.

Approvals were granted by the Scottish Executive on 28 July for the scheme to the south east of Loch Ness that will be the country's second largest and the first large scale hydropower station to open in 50 years.

The announcement follows a tense bid evaluation period with an ultimately unsuccessful rival bid submitted by a group headed by Morgan Est with Skanska.

SSE expects the major construction on the scheme to get underway in spring 2006.