Powersystems awarded HV contract for 16 MW Howpark Wind Farm

May 5, 2021

Powersystyems are delighted to have been awarded the high voltage electrical works contract for 16 MW Howpark Wind Farm, a subsidy free project. The wind farm will be located approx. 2.8km north-east of Grantshouse, Scottish Borders.

The project works at Howpark Wind Farm will see the High Voltage Electrical Engineers Powersystems; design, supply, install, commission and set to work all the electrical works between the point of connection to the Distribution Network Operator (DNO) network and the connections in the base of each wind turbine. As well as design, supply and install the communication system for the wind farm.

As well as being appointed to construct the electrical works on the wind farm site Powersystems have also been appointed to construct the 13km 33 kV contestable grid connection to the DNO, Scottish Power Energy Networks plc (SPEN). The connection is intended to be via an underground line from the site substation back to Eyemouth substation.

The Scottish Borders Council granted planning consent for the Howpark Wind Farm with eight Vestas V80 wind turbines, 2 MW at a maximum hub height of 60m and maximum tip height of 100m, associated works, infrastructure, compounds, buildings and meteorological mast.

Howpark Wind Farm is the first of a portfolio of projects that Locogen are developing and building in Scotland supporting mutual client Eurowind Energy (EWE).

EWE is a Danish company, founded in 2006, and which over the years has evolved into being a leading developer and operator of wind and solar projects. EWE own approximately 600 MW of wind and solar projects out of a total management portfolio of approximately 1,300 MW. This portfolio produces approximately 1,400 GWh per year, equivalent to 350,000 households’ annual electricity consumption.

EWE has a project footprint covering 12 European countries and has branches in Denmark (HQ), Germany, Poland, Romania, Portugal, Sweden and UK.

As part of building the UK carbon free future, Powersystems proudly support the design, installation, and commissioning of climate restoration technologies with connectivity in all renewable sectors.
Powersystems are powering the UK to a green recovery, with 5 GW of installed green energy as they play their part helping to decarbonise the National Grid.

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Powersystems are powering the transition to a carbon free future

As a high voltage specialist electrical engineering company with over 46 years (1977-2023) experience Powersystems have grown by reputation to become a trusted force in the design, installation and commissioning of electrical infrastructure across the UK.

Celebrating 26 years as the first Lloyds National Electricity Registration Scheme ‘s accredited Independent Connection Provider (ICP), Powersystems are capable of delivering contestable grid connections at voltages up to 132 kV.

Since 2000, Powersystems have connected over 6 Gigawatts of renewable energy generation to the UK electricity grid, along with decarbonisation technology which includes; wind energy projects, solar, anaerobic digestion, hydroelectric, electrical vehicle infrastructure, short term operating reserve STOR, combined heat and power (CHP), Grid stability projects like rotating stabilisers,  and battery energy storage systems (BESS) as well as commercial industrial private wire networks.

Working with partners, delivering sustainable power solutions, proudly the Powersystems high voltage specialist team have connected 30% of all U.K. onshore wind farm

At the core of the operation is a commitment to the highest values of health and safety, welfare, quality and the environment. Powersystems Integrated management systems are ISO accredited and their approach under their health and safety ‘Priority No.1’ brand is to aim for the best industry practice in all.

Powersystems UK Ltd. is an Employee-Owned Business and as such has a keen interest in the well-being of all its employees. They encourage and empower you to be imaginative, share great ideas and be involved in the success of the business.

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