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Earlseat Windfarm, Scotland

Earlseat Windfarm, Scotland

    • Client:
    • Raynesway Construction, UK
    • Consultant:
    • Kirby (as turnkey design and build contractor)
    • Project Description:
    • New 8 turbine windfarm, connected at 33kV
    • Work-Scope:
    • Electrical balance of plant (BoP) work
    • Value:
    • £0.7M

Project Description

Brief Description

The Earlseat Windfarm consisted of 8 turbines, connected to the Scottish Power network at 33kV. Raynesway awarded Kirby a design and build contract for the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of all electrical works to meet the client’s and SPEN’s functional specifications.

The scope of work included:

  • The specification, engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning of a 33kV Siemens Nxplus Switchboard, 33,000/400V house transformer, control, protection, remote annunciation panels, battery systems and FO/MV collector circuit cable.
  • The completion of grid code compliance studies, earth grid studies, 33kV network loss calculations and protection coordination study.
  • Liaison with various environmental compliance bodies and landowners.
  • The complete commissioning of substation and MV cable circuits including VLF testing.

Transmission and Distribution Expertise

Our clients appreciate the depth of experience in both design and construction which exists in-house in Kirby. The successful completion of the Earlseat Windfarm project has led to a significant increase in volume of work secured in Scotland with both utility companies and renewables.

Scotland is a particularly important market for Kirby, with all activities managed from our Glasgow office. In addition to our HV/MV services framework with Scottish Power, we also undertake electrical balance of plant work on windfarm developments for other similar companies.