The Scottish Court of Session has, by a majority of two-to-one, allowed a reclaiming motion by power company, SSE against a previous Court ruling that contractor Hochtief was not liable for the tunnel collapse at its Glendoe Hydropower scheme in 2009. The decision effectively means that SSE has now won some £107M in compensation on appeal, after having previously lost its case for £130M in damages claimed against Hochtief in the Commercial Court.
For a full article on the earlier ruling, and collapse see http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1d5963a6#/1d5963a6/13
Martin Pibworth, SSE Wholesale Director, said: “SSE welcomes the positive decision of the Court of Session today concerning the tunnel collapse at our Glendoe Hydro Scheme near Fort Augustus. The Hydro Scheme had to be shut down for nearly three years whilst rectification works resulting from a defect which existed prior to take over of the scheme by SSE were carried out.”