Sims Metals, Newport 132KV Substation
The installation of a new scrap metal processing plant at Sims Metals Newport site required a connection that would cope with the starting and stopping of a 6MW 11kV crusher motor.
Connection to the local 11kV or 33kV network was not possible due to the voltage disturbance that this would introduce so a connection was therefore proposed to the WPD 132kV network which ran directly past the site.
With a 132kV connection point established Powersystems designed and constructed the required 132kV substation and co-ordinated the connection works with WPD.
The new 132kV substation compound and switch rooms were designed and constructed by Powersystems to suit the substation equipment.