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Castlepook and Ballyhoura Windfarms, Ireland

Castlepook and Ballyhoura Windfarms, Ireland

    • CLIENT:
    • ESB Wind Developments and Brookfield
    • MAIN CONTRACTOR:
    • Kirby (EBoP)
    • PROJECT:
    • Castlepook and Ballyhoura 38kV Windfarms
    • VALUE:
    • €6m
    • SECTOR:
    • Substations and Renewables
    • LOCATION:
    • Cork, Ireland

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

On this Windfarm project, Kirby was responsible for the design and build of 2 number 38/20kV substations (ESBN & IPP sides) and the installation and testing of MV radial cabling feeding 14 number turbines for Castlepook 33MW windfarm and 6 number turbines for Ballyhoura 19MW windfarm.

Kirby successfully achieved an accelerated project delivery timeline and delivered the project 3 months ahead of schedule, safely.

SCOPE OF WORK

Kirby scope of works included the Electrical Balance of Plant (EBoP) contract of 2 windfarms (Castlepook and Ballyhoura) and associated ESBN contestable works .

Design, procurement, installation and commissioning of the 38kV Streamhill Substation for ESBN and the 38/20kV Castlepook Substation for ESB Wind.

• 1 number 38kV AIS Tail Fed Substation
• 1 number 38/20kV 40 MVA Power Transformer
• 20kV AIS Switchgears
• Complete Control and Protection systems for ESBN and ESB Wind
• Telecom, SCADA System for the Windfarms
• AC and DC Systems
• General Services and CCTV
• Emergency Generator
• Civil works: Trafo bunds, Plinths, Control Building and Compound
• 20kV MV Collector and Fibre Optic for the Castlepook Windfarm

Design, procurement and commissioning of the 38kV Knockafutera Substation for ESBN and the 38/20kV Knocknatallig Substation for Brookfield.

• 4 number 38kV Bays
• 1 number 38kV Busbar
• 1 number 38/20kV 25 MVA Power Transformer
• 20kV AIS Switchgears
• Complete Control and Protection systems for ESBN and Brookfield
• Telecom, SCADA System for the Windfarms
• AC and DC Systems
• General Services and CCTV
• Emergency Generator
• Civil works: Trafo Bunds, Plinths, Control Building and Compound
• 20kV MV Collector and Fibre Optic for the Ballyhoura Windfarm

A total of 40km of 20kV Power Cable installed for the 2 windfarms.