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Cauteen Substation, Ireland

Cauteen Substation, Ireland

    • CLIENT:
    • ABO Wind
    • Kirby
    • PROJECT:
    • Cauteen 110kV Substation
    • VALUE:
    • €3.5m
    • SECTOR:
    • Substations and Renewables
    • Tipperary, Ireland


ABO Wind appointed Kirby as design and build contractor for a new 110kV contestably built substation; Ireland’s first contestable 110kV AIS transmission substation.

The new substation was built to act as a grid connection point for four adjacent windfarms with capacity to facilitate future expansion needs.

As design and build contractor, Kirby was responsible for the engineering, procurement, construction and pre-commissioning of all electrical and civil works to ESB and EirGrid functional specifications. Kirby also acted as PSCS for the project.


Kirby scope of works included design and build of electrical and civils/building works.

• 5 Bay Double Busbar Transmission Primary Equipment
• 7 Bay AIS Primary Distribution Equipment
• Earthing and Bonding
• Control and Protection System
• MV Cable Connection System
• Fibre Network
• 2 no 110 kV OHL Towers and Stringing
• DC Systems
• Generator
• General and Emergency Lighting
• General Service Power
• Mechanical Plant Service Power
• Fire Detection and Alarm
• Access Control, Intruder and CCTV
• Voice and Data Distribution
• Lightning Protection

Installed plant items included 1 number 400V distribution board, 1 number 24V distribution board, 1 number 48V distribution board, 15 number control and protection panels, 24V and 48V battery systems, 2 number transformers and 110 and 38kV AIS switchgear.

The total project meterage consisted of 10,000m of cable.