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Reflections from the Glendoe recovery project, online

8 February 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Glendoe Hydro Electric project was the last major hydro scheme constructed in the UK and for the preceding three decades. Shortly after opening there was a catastrophic collapse in the headrace tunnel and extensive remedial works were required to recover the scheme. Andy was closely involved with events after the collapse.

In this presentation he will discuss the collapse, the mechanisms involved, some lessons learned and describe the recovery project. This talk is set against the back-drop of a potential renaissance of pumped storage hydro in Scotland.

Speaker: Andy Sloan, Managing Director of COWI in the UK and Senior Vice President in COWI International

Andy is a Fellow of the Royal society of Edinburgh and a Visiting Professor at the University of Strathclyde and is a former scientific advisor to the UK and devolved Governments on Deep Geological Disposal of radioactive waste. He has over 35 years’ experience in tunnelling on projects around the world.He remains heavily involved technically in COWI’s tunnelling projects and is currently chair of the JV delivering the £7billion Lower Thames Crossing for HE, the design of the Silvertown Tunnels and COWI’s extensive involvement on HS2 and he is taking a leading role in the delivery of the Coire Glas Hydro project, the development of a deep cavern for scientific research and the HiLuminosity Project at CERN in Switzerland. He is regularly is called upon as an expert and adjudicator globally on hard rock tunnelling projects.


8 February 2022
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm




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