15577 Sandscale Park Helipad

15577 Sandscale Park Helipad

Sandscale Park Helipad

Case study 15577

Name of Client and Location: Sandscale Park Helipad
Project Value: £1.8 M
Duration of the Project: 16 weeks
Services:  Electrical Infrastructure , Substation
Market Sector: Aviation
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Sandscale Park Helipad

Powersystems your high voltage (HV) specialist partners – Are proud to announce that we have successfully completed the energisation of the Orsted, Sandscale Park Helipad, 11 kV substation.

The substation has a looped supply which gives maximum import capacity of 250 kVA and has all been adopted by ENWL.

The heliport base in Barrow-in-Furness, has been constructed to support helicopters travelling to and from the Walney Extension off-shore wind farm project.

The Sandscale Park helipad is being built on the former site of Partylite candle manufacturers off Park Road, Barrow.

Energy company Ørsted, formerly Dong Energy, is developing the site, described as a “major aviation investment in the county”, alongside the Furness economic Development Forum (FEDF).

The heliport will allow further development and maintenance to be carried out and will allow the wind farms to be serviced by helicopter.

Sandscale Park Helipad is a further development for the Furness economy and will result in new jobs for the area.

The development will include a helipad, flight operations building, car park, refuelling facilities and a generator.

It will allow quick and easy access to offshore wind farms for emergency repairs and services.

Powerystems partnerships

Walney Extension, located in the Irish Sea, became the world’s largest offshore wind farm when it officially opened earlier this year. The helipad project was led by Jones Bros on behalf of Ørsted, who specialise in offshore wind internationally The Walney Extension is capable of providing clean electricity to almost 600,000 UK homes

The project is the latest Jones Bros has undertaken for Ørsted, as the civil engineering firm completed the construction of operations and maintenance facilities for the energy giant in October 2017.

The helicopter base features an aviation fuelling system with a 15,000 litre storage tank, with Jones Bros’ team installing the pipes used to fuel the aircraft.

The team is also installing modular welfare units for staff working on the site, which is situated on a former candle factory.

Garod Evans, contracts director at Jones Bros, said: “We’re pleased to continue our relationship with Ørsted through this exciting project.

“The base will be vital for the Walney Extension offshore wind farm to transfer personnel to and from the site.

Walney Extension  -The world´s largest offshore wind farm

Walney Extension offshore wind farm is located approx. 19km west of Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria, off the North-West coast of England.

Situated next to the existing Walney and West of Duddon Sands Offshore Wind Farms, Walney Extension is made up of 87 turbines and has a total capacity of 659 MW, enough to power almost 600,000 homes in the UK. The project is a shared-ownership project between Ørsted and their partners PFA (25%) and PKA (25%).

 

 

 

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15534 Marlborough College Grid Connection and Infrastructure Project

15534 Marlborough College Grid Connection and Infrastructure Project

Marlborough College Grid Connection and Infrastructure Project

Case study 15534

Name of Client and Location: Marlborough College (Norwood Hall).
Project Value: £225,000
Duration of the Project: Commissioned April 2019
Services: New Grid Connection and Infrastructure
Market Sector: Education
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Marlborough College background

Powersystems were responsible for the design, installation, testing and commissioning of the electrical infrastructure associated with this project. This consisted of a new electricity 1000KVA HV & LV connection from SSE point of connection to the new Norwood Hall utility building.

Marlborough College is a co-educational independent school for day and boarding pupils located in Marlborough, Wiltshire. Founded in 1843 for the sons of Church of England clergy, it is now fully co-educational.

The site of Marlborough College was formerly occupied by Marlborough Castle, first mentioned in documents of 1138, although it is thought to have been built soon after 1066. Recent radiocarbon dates taken through the Marlborough Castle mount show the main body of it to be of Neolithic origins. The grade II park and garden is registered under the Historic Buildings and Ancient Monuments Act 1953 within the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens by Historic England for its special historic interest.

 

Project Facts and Figures:

  • Total installed capacity: 1.0 MW
  • Length of 11 kV underground cabling: 880m
  • 1000KVA 11/0.4 kV transformer and ancillary plant
  • Powersystems are a Lloyds registered (NERS) approved independent connection provider (ICP)
  • Merlin was buried here!
Marlborough College
Marlborough College Infrastructure Project

Powersystems Partnerships

The electrical work was undertaken in partnership with Stepnell on behalf of the client, Marlborough College.

Marlborough major design considerations:

And, as if by magic… Powersystems engineers designed the 880m cable route around the mound where the legendary wizard Merlin is purported to have been buried dating back to 2400BC.

The Marlborough Mound has been one of the biggest mysteries in the Wessex landscape, used as a castle and then became an important fortress for the Norman and Plantagent kings meant that the Powersystems team gave tremendous consideration to the routing of the underground cables

to ensure this beautiful site was preserved.

Marlborough major design considerations

How Powersystems helped:

As a Lloyds accredited contractor, Powersystems were appointed to design, supply, install, test and commission a new 11kV connection from the SSE point of connection to the new 1000KVA substation with LV connection to the new utility switchboard.

In August 2018 Stepnell appointed Powersystems to carry out ICP contestable works including all the civil and electrical works to facilitate a complete installation which SSE would adopt.

Civil works included some 880m of buried ducting with cable joint pits run underneath the Marlborough College grounds and road network.

Powerystems managed the Section 50 notices, licence bonds and traffic management for the Pewsey road crossing to the point of connection.

Powersystems scope of works:

The major items of electrical plant that Powersystems designed, supplied, installed, and commissioned were:

  • 1000KVA 11/0.4kV transformer and ancillary plant
  • 11kV Trident FRMU Mk2
  • 1600A Aculok transformer mounted LV distribution cabinet complete with auxiliary terminals and metering current transformers
  • Envico GRP enclosure
  • CoP3 metering cabinet
  • Earthing system at the substation
  • Cable laying of 880m of 11kV
  • Testing and energisation of the sub-station in accordance with Powersystems Electrical Safety rules until handover to the client.

The results:

  • Following some legal (Wayleaves) Marlborough College (Norwood Hall) grid connection and works was energised during the Easter shutdown in April 2019
  • The SSE point of connection tie-ins and all final testing took place over 1 day
  • Powersystems successfully moved the Norwood Hall facility at Marlborough College from a temporary generator to a permanent grid supply and was handed over to SSE for integration into their network

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14549 Goole Fields II Wind Farm

14549 Goole Fields II Wind Farm

Goole Fields II Wind Farm

Case study 14549

Name of Client and Location: RWE npower renewables
Project Value: £4.8m
Duration of the Project: Commissioned June 2016
Services: Wind Farm Electrical Infrastructure, 33kV Balance of Plant (eBoP), 66kV Grid Connection (adopted by Northern Power Grid)
Market Sector: Renewable Energy
Powersystems Fact: Powersystems your high voltage specialist partners – Powersystems Renewable Energy team have connected 27% of all U.K. land based wind farm generation

Goole Fields II wind farm background

Powersystems were responsible for the design, installation, testing and commissioning of the electrical infrastructure associated with this project. This consisted of a 66kV grid connection which was adopted by Northern Powergrid (NPG) as well as the electrical works for 17 Senvion 2.05MW MM92 wind turbines.
Goole Fields II wind farm is a 35MW capacity wind farm situated in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. Granted full planning permission in 2016, the wind power generation site began generating clean renewable energy in June 2017.
The wind farm site extended to the existing Goole Fields wind farm, which was constructed in 2014, from 16 to 33 turbines, with a total rated output of over 67 MW. The average annual generation expected at Goole Fields and Goole Fields II would be equivalent to the domestic needs of around 38,000 average UK homes.

 

Project Facts and Figures:

  • Number of turbines: 17
  • Wind turbine capacity: 2.05MW
  • Totalled installed capacity: 35MW
  • 66kV circuit breaker with integral disconnectors & earth switches (ABB Pass Unit)
  • 39MVA 66/33kV grid transformer
  • Length of onsite 33kV underground cabling: 32km
Goole Fields II wind farm

Powersystems partnerships

The Balance of plant, electrical works and the 66kV Grid connection were undertaken by Powersystems UK Ltd on behalf of Farrans Construction, carrying out the 12-month project on behalf of client Innogy.

Goole Fields II wind farm Major design considerations:

Initial design studies for the substation highlighted that the 39MVA 66/33kV grid transformer would produce significant voltage dips when energised. The design studies indicated that the 66kV voltage would dip by 14.9% when the transformer was switched on, well in excess of the Engineering Recommendation P28 limit of 3%.

To overcome this, Powersystems engineers installed and commissioned a point-on-wave controller with the 66kV circuit breaker in order to limit the transformer inrush current and ensure the voltage dips complied with the P28 standard.

Powersystems also designed, installed and commissioned 17 external 33kV package substations for the wind turbine transformers. The package substations were designed to meet the high security and anti-vandalism requirements of the client, and provide remote control and monitoring of the 33kV switchgear and transformers.

 

Goole Fields II wind farm development:

Powersystems were appointed by Innogy to design, supply, install, test and commission a 66kV outdoor open-terminal substation and also carry out the electrical works infrastructure for 17 Senvion MM92 wind turbines.

The 17 turbine extension to the operational Goole Fields wind farm in the East Riding of Yorkshire near Goole by RWE, generates circa 35MW of electricity.

The Goole Fields II onshore wind farm was operational in 2017,

Goole Fields Wind Turbines

How Powersystems helped:

Powersystems were appointed by Innogy to design, supply, install, test and commission a 66kV outdoor open-terminal substation and also carry out the electrical works infrastructure for 17 Senvion MM92 wind turbines.

The major items of electrical infrastructure were as follows:

  • 39MVA 66/33kV transformer and ancillary plant
  • 66kV cable sealing ends
  • 33kV neutral earthing resistor (NER)
  • 33kV cable connecting turbines and switchgear building
  • Cable laying of 33kV, fibre optic communications and earth cables
  • 66kV circuit breaker with integral disconnectors, VT’s, and earth switches (ABB Pass Unit).
  • 66kV control and protection panels for the transformer including point-on-wave controller and auto-voltage regulator (AVR) relay.
  • Building
  • 33kV switchgear, protection and control
  • Auxiliary transformer circuit breaker
  • 110V DC battery charger
  • 33kV terminations
  • Domestic supplies, including heating, lights and small power
  • 50kVA 33/0.415kV auxiliary supply transformer
  • Signal control and multicore wiring to SCADA system
  • Electrical design and grid compliance studies
  • Insulation co-ordination study
  • Lightning protection study
  • Earthing study
  • Earth system
  • Turbine earth electrodes
  • Switchgear/metering building earth electrodes
  • Outdoor open terminal substation earth electrode
  • 17 No. 33kV external turbine transformer package substations
  • 5MVA 33/0.69kV transformers
  • Distance local control panel
  • 33kV switchgear, protection and ancillary services

The results:

  • Goole Fields wind energy project was officially opened in 2016
  • The £12.7m Goole Fields II was a successful extension to the £5.5M Goole Fields wind farm

Environmental Benefits

  • The community fund will invest in the region of £1.61 million over the operational lifetime of the wind farm.
  • £250,000 community fund is available each year

Economic Benefits

  • With a total installed generating capacity of 35 MW, the Goole Fields II development has the potential to make an important contribution towards helping tackle climate change, and to securing the U.K.’s energy supply.
  • Goole Fields II wind farm could also meet the demands of the equivalent of up to 22,100 average U.K. households each year.
  • Goole Fields I and II have a total rated output of 67MW and would meet the domestic needs of 38,000 average UK homes.

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13920 Fraisthorpe Wind Farm Project

13920 Fraisthorpe Wind Farm Project

Fraisthorpe Wind Farm Project – Renewable Energy

Case study 13920

Name of Client and Location: BayWa r.e. and Octopus Investments
Project Value: £4.0m+
Duration of the Project: Commissioned June 2016
Services: Wind Farm Electrical Infrastructure, 33kV Balance of Plant (eBoP), 66kV Grid Connection (adopted by Northern Power Grid)
Market Sector: Renewable Energy
Powersystems Fact: Powersystems your high voltage specialist partners – Powersystems Renewable Energy team have connected 27% of all U.K. land based wind farm generation
Powersystems were responsible for the design, installation, testing and commissioning of the electrical infrastructure associated with this project. This consisted of a 66kV grid connection which was adopted by Northern Powergrid (NPG) as well as the electrical works for nine 3.3MW Vestas V112 wind turbines.
Fraisthorpe wind farm is a 29.7MW capacity wind farm situated in the East Riding of Yorkshire, the site is just 2 miles (3.2 km) south of Bridlington and 40 miles (64 km) east of York, England.

The site was granted full planning permission in early 2015 when the Ministry of Defence dropped their objection to the site. This was despite the apparent vocal opposition by local people and councillors.

The site was initially proposed to house fifteen turbines and then reduced to nine turbines by TCI Renewables in 2012.

The wind farm was powered up in August 2016, with BayWa r.e selling the site three-months later to Octopus Investments. BayWa r.e continues to operate and service the site as part of the deal.

 

Project Facts and Figures:

  • Number of turbines: 9
  • Wind turbine capacity: 3.3MW
  • Totalled installed capacity: 29.7MW
  • Length of 66kV underground cabling: 5km
  • Length of onsite 33kV underground cabling: 18km
  • Length of directional drilling under railway track: 100m
  • 33kV capacitor bank: 3.5 MVAr
  • 66/33kV high impedance transformer: 36MVA
  • Powersystems have connected 24% of all onshore UK windfarms
Northern PowerGrid
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Fraisthorpe wind turbines:

The site consists of nine 3.3 MW wind turbines that produce a collective 29.7 MW of power. The wind farm provides enough electricity to power over 22,500 homes and stops over 48,000 tonnes (53,000 tons) of carbon dioxide gas from entering the environment.

Initial approval for the nine 420 feet (130 m) turbines and an associated 260-foot (80 m) meteorological mast was granted in January 2013.

The wind power generation site began generating clean renewable energy in August 2016. The wind turbines were initially shipped to Immingham Dock but safety concerns regarding the transportation of such large structures to site meant that they were unable to cross the Humber Bridge. Instead, the 197-feet (60m) blades took a circuitous 100-mile journey to avoid this route and arrive safely at Fraisthrope.

Powersystems Partnerships:

The electrical work was undertaken in partnership with Jones Bros Civil Engineering on behalf of the client, BayWa r.e. GmbH.

Fraisthorpe wind farm major design considerations

Northern Powergrid set out strict connection requirements that needed to be met in order for the grid to accommodate the wind farm at 66kV. Powersystems design engineers used innovative design methods to meet these requirements and allow the customer to start selling energy to the electricity network.

The first of these was to design infrastructure which ensured Northern Powergrid’s 66kV network would remain stable should faults occur on the windfarm. This was important in order to prevent any unnecessary outages on the grid. The inclusion of a high impedance 66/33kV transformer tackled this problem without compromising the overall performance of the customer’s network.

Powersystems and the Fraisthorpe wind farm development:

  • Powersystems were appointed to design, supply installation, testing and commission a 33kV grid connection for adoption by Northern Power Grid (NPG) and substation auxiliary 11kV supply.
  • As well as to design, supply, install, test and commission the electrical works infrastructure for 9No 3.3MW Vestas V112 wind turbines.
Fraisthorpe Wind Farm Project

How Powersystems helped:

As a Lloyds accredited contractor, Powersystems were appointed to design, supply, install, test and commission a new 66kV substation and 5km 66kV cable route for adoption by Northern Powergrid (NPG).

Powersystems installed a 5km 66kV ducted cable route in a mix of carriageway, footpath, verge, and agricultural land. This included a horizontal directional drill (HDD) under the Yorkshire Coast Railway Line. Powersystems liaised with Network Rail to ensure the 100m drill was compliant with their standards.

Due to the coastal location of the 66kV substation, we undertook a flood risk assessment. As a result, the substation compound was elevated 750mm above the surrounding land to ensure that it would be unaffected in the event of a flood.

The high impedance 66/33kV transformer gave rise to further design considerations.  To overcome the reactive power losses in the transformer, we designed and installed a 3.5 MVAr 33kV capacitor bank to guarantee that the windfarm would operate within Northern Powergrid’s power factor limits for the connection.

Powersystems scope of works:

The major items of electrical plant that Powersystems designed, supplied, installed, and commissioned were:

  • 36MVA 66/33kV transformer and ancillary plant
  • 66kV circuit breaker and disconnectors
  • 66kV voltage transformers (VTs) and current transformers (CTs)
  • 66kV cable sealing ends
  • 66kV protection panels including generation constraint scheme
  • 33kV switchgear and associated protection equipment
  • 33kV 50kVA auxiliary/earthing transformer and neutral earthing resistor (NER).
  • Cable laying of 33kV, fibre optic and earth cables
  • Earthing and lightning protection systems at the substation building and nine wind turbines
  • 11kV pole-mounted transformer backup LV supply for the substation
Fraisthorpe Wind Farm Project

The results:

  • Fraisthorpe wind energy project was officially opened in August 2016 

Economic benefits:

  • The Fraisthorpe wind farm community benefit fund is being made available by Octopus Solutions, the owners of the Fraisthorpe wind farm, to support projects that improve the local quality of life and community resources for residents who live in the parish council areas of Barmston, Fraisthorpe, and Carnaby as well as part of the area served by Bridlington town council that sits south of the Spa. Grants are available of between £500 and £10,000

Priority will be given to projects that:

  • Enhance quality of life for local residents
  • Contribute to vibrant, healthy, successful and sustainable communities
  • Promote community spirit and encourage community activity
  • The Fraisthorpe wind farm project delivery went extremely well and provided a great boost for the local area.
  • The wind farm is anticipated to generate electricity for 25 years and will support a community benefit fund

Environmental benefits:

  • The wind farm provides enough electricity to power over 22,500 homes and stops over 48,000 tonnes (53,000 tons) of carbon dioxide gas from entering the environment.

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