Powersystems Announce Electrical Works Contract For Glen Kyllachy Onshore Wind Farm
Powersystems has announced it has been awarded the electrical balance of plant contract by Scottish company RJ Mcleod who are a highly experienced civils contractor based in Dingwall – who have been appointed to construct the 50MW Glen Kyllachy wind farm on behalf of their mutual client Innogy Renewables.
Experience in the design and installation of high voltage electrical infrastructure has placed Powersystems in a position ideally suited to carryout wind farm electrical balance of plant contracts.
Since Powersystems first wind farm installation at Goonhilly Downs in 1992 they have been actively involved with wind farm projects ranging from single turbines to 60 plus turbine sites. Powersystems engineers are experienced in the design, specification, installation and commissioning of wind farm switchgear, transformers, cable infrastructure, earth systems and SCADA cabling, enabling the complete installation to be carried out.
Powersystems have connected 24% of all U.K. land base wind farm generation.
In addition to the on-site electrical balance of plant works Powersystems can provide grid connections to wind farm sites, and have done so in some extremely remote and challenging locations – such as the construction on Glen Kyllachy Wind Farm, situated South of Inverness started in October 2019. Initial works focus on site establishment, installing the main access tracks and opening up the borrow pits. In addition, the first of the crane hardstands at a wind turbine location has now been constructed.
The focus for the next few months will be to continue the access track construction, prepare the substation platform and undertake the construction of many of the crane hardstands. In the Spring, RJ Mcleods will look to begin construction of the wind turbine foundations.
Scottish and Southern Energy Networks are continuing with their design and procurement process associated with the grid connection for the site and it is anticipated that they will commence works on site in the Summer.
Other activities taking place offsite include the confirmation of the contract for the supply and installation of the wind turbines with Nordex. It is intended that these will be transported to site in March 2021.
This marks Powersystems thirty second project with RJ McLeod.
Notes To Editors
This article is written by Jules Daly, Marketing and Communications Manager at Powersystems UK.
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