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    • Client:
    • SSE, UK
    • Consultant:
    • Siemens AG (acting as EPC contractors), Germany
    • Project Description:
    • New 842MWe CCGT power station
    • Work-Scope:
    • Electrical and controls/instrumentation services
    • Value:
    • £7.4M

Project Description

Brief Description

Kirby was engaged by Siemens to undertake all MV/LV, electrical and instrumentation works associated with the construction of a new 842MWe CCGT gas fired power station adjacent to Southampton Docks in the UK.

Our work-scope involved the installation of all:

  • Electrical containment systems
  • MV/LV/ELV cabling and terminations
  • Instrumentation piping and controls
  • Bus-duct installation from the main outgoing transformer to the turbine
  • Assembly of all Power Control Centres (PCC’s) and positioning of equipment
  • Ancillary systems such as fire alarm, lightning protection, earthing, access etc

Understanding Client Needs

Working within the power generation sector requires a significant focus on EHS, materials management and quality of install. The specialist nature of bus-duct installation, assembly of PCC’s and extent of impulse and pneumatic tubing requires a high level of in-house expertise of sector standards – knowledge which Kirby has gained through successfully completing power generation projects over many years.

Overcoming Challenges

Key to the successful delivery of power generation projects is the efficient approach to materials management and general logistics arrangements on site. In the majority of instances, all plant and materials are free issued to the contractor who thereafter has responsibility for the tracking and storage of the materials. Kirby has developed our own internal materials tracking system, specific to the power industry, which adheres to our own philosophy of LEAN construction while recognising the inherent challenges posed by receipt of a large volume of materials often well in advance of site need dates.