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Ellesmere Port, England

Ellesmere Port, England

    • CLIENT:
    • Scottish Power Energy Networks
    • Iberdrola
    • PROJECT:
    • Ellesmere Port 132kV Substation
    • VALUE:
    • £1.5m
    • SECTOR:
    • Substations and Renewables
    • Cheshire, England


In an effort to streamline the 132kV network at Ellesmere Port and to provide a more appropriate supply to the surrounding industrial companies, Scottish Power made the decision to build a new dual 132 kV/60 MVA transformer single switch substation.

Kirby was responsible for the electrical installation, commissioning and minor civil works associated with the project.

Once the main project was constructed and available for commissioning, Kirby was responsible for the surrounding network and linking five remote end 33kV substations into the overall protection scheme. This involved modification to live panels and a significant commissioning resource as the works in each station had to be carried out in parallel.


Kirby scope of works included electrical, power transmission and distribution, and minor civils work.

• Primary Equipment Transmission Connection
• Earthing & Bonding
• Control & Protection System
• MV Cable Connection System
• Fibre Network
• DC Battery Systems

Installed AIS Switchgear, including 2 no. NER, 2 no. auxiliary transformers, 3 no. 132 kV circuit breakers, 5 no. disconnector/ earth switches and 33kV joints/terminations.