Institution of Mechanical Engineers IMechE

Delivering the Glendoe Hydro Electric Scheme

28 April 2009

Scottish and Southern Energy's 100MW Glendoe Hydro Electric scheme is the first large scale conventional hydro scheme to be constructed in the UK for nearly 50 years. The project was successfully commissioned in December 2008 two months ahead of schedule. As well as describing the key features of the scheme design, the lecture will also provide an insight into the design, consenting, procurement and construction process from the owner's perspective and the factors which contributed to the project's successful delivery.

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: Jim was appointed to his current role as Director of Offshore and New Markets following the acquisition of Airtricity by Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) in February 2008. Current activities include construction of the 500MW Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm, development of offshore wind farms in the UK, Ireland, Germany and the Netherlands and onshore wind farm development in Italy, Portugal and Sweden. Prior to this he was Director of Major Projects at SSE, with responsibility for the delivery of all large scale capital infrastructure projects within the group. This included projects such as Glendoe Hydro Project, Hadyard Hill Wind Farm (120MW), Aldbrough Gas Storage Plant and the development of the Beauly-Denny 400kV Transmission Line.

He has been with SSE for over 20 years, working in projects, engineering and operations within the generation business. He has a BSc (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from Strathclyde University.

Duration: 1 hr 30 mins