Sector: Substations and Renewables

Birkenhead, England

PROJECT DESCRIPTION Kirby was responsible for the electrical installation and commissioning of Birkenhead 132kV Asset Replacement project. Kirby made a significant contribution to the replacement of the existing Air Insulated Switchgear (AIS) Substation with a new indoor Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) Substation and transferal of all existing 132kV circuits and commission to the new GIS. …

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Porterstown BESS, Ireland

PROJECT DESCRIPTION Kirby was appointed main contractor for Porterstown 30MV Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) project. Kirby delivered the packaged electrical substation design and supply, MV, LV and communication cabling and civil works associated with the supplied and free issue equipment for Porterstown 30MW Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) project. SCOPE OF WORK Kirby scope …

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Kylemore Way BESS, Ireland

PROJECT DESCRIPTION Kirby was appointed main contractor for Kylemore Way Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) Station project. Kirby carried out the civil and electrical design, construction of the electrical balance of plant works (eBoP) and commissioning associated with the Kylemore Way Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) Station project. This included the design and build of …

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Kelwin 2 BESS, Ireland

PROJECT DESCRIPTION Kirby was awarded the EPC contract of a 26.6MWh battery storage project connected to the grid at 33kV voltage. Under the contract awarded Kirby responsibilities included the design, procurement, installation of the electrical balance of plant works (EBoP) including civil works, supply and install of electrical services including Packaged Electrical Substation and the …

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Blary Hill Windfarm, Scotland

PROJECT DESCRIPTION Kirby were appointed as principal contractor for the Blary Hill Windfarm Gridline Connection. Works included the installation of both the overhead lines and underground cable route. Blary Hill Windfarm is a 35MW distribution connected generator, connected to SHEPD’s Carradale GSP via 13km grid connection circuit. The circuit comprised of a mix of 33kV …

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Dunbar Substation, Scotland

PROJECT DESCRIPTION Kirby was awarded the BoP contract to facilitate the substation extension of two new 132kV transformers and diversion of the 33kV cable system at Dunbar Substation. Works included the supply, installation, testing and commissioning of electrical services associated with the energisation of the transformers and plant equipment. SCOPE OF WORK Kirby were responsible …

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Currie Substation, Scotland

PROJECT DESCRIPTION Kirby were awarded the Balance of Plant works associated with the Currie Substation. The substation was deemed as requiring asset replacement in both the 275kV and 132kV substations. The 275kV Air Insulated Switchgear (AIS) substation was replaced with a 275kV AIS mesh type substation. The 132kV AIS substation was replaced with a 132kV …

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Strathaven, Scotland

Strathaven, Scotland

PROJECT DESCRIPTION Kirby were awarded the Electrical Balance of Plant (EBoP) to facilitate the replacement of the existing 275kV switchgear at Strathaven Substation. Works included demolition, civil works, electrical and mechanical works, OHL works, protection and control, telecommunications, switchgear and ancillary equipment. SCOPE OF WORK Kirby were responsible for the electrical scope of works. Primary …

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Grousemount Windfarm, Ireland

PROJECT DESCRIPTION Kirby were awarded the Electrical Balance of Plant (EBoP) works associated with the Grousemount Windfarm development which consisted of: Contestable EPC of Coomataggart 110/38kV substation, EPC of Grousemount 110 / 33kV IPP substation and EPC of the 33kV Windfarm radial system. Kirby carried out all civil (Substations only) and electrical work, including design, …

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Galway Wind Park, Ireland

PROJECT DESCRIPTION Galway Wind Park is made up of four windfarms consisting of 58 turbines and connected to the 110kV transmission network; making it the largest windfarm in Ireland with the capacity to produce 174MW of electricity. Kirby carried out the Electrical Balance of Plant (EBoP) contract at Galway Wind Park. Kirby’s work scope included …

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Meenadreen Windfarm, Ireland

PROJECT DESCRIPTION Kirby was awarded civil and electrical balance of plant (BoP)/ gridline connection contract for the Meenadreen Windfarm electrical infrastructure including (Clogher 110kV substation, Ireland’s first contestable GIS turnkey station), Mulreavy 110kV AIS tail-fed station and Mulreavy 110/33kV 120 MVA IPP substation. Contestable Works: • Clogher 110kV indoor GIS station equipped with 8 bays …

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Blanchfield Substation, Ireland

PROJECT DESCRIPTION Kirby completed the design and build contract of Blanchfield Substation. Kirby was responsible for the design and construction of Blanchfield 38/20kV substation and the 20kV grid connection of 3 substation windfarms (Ballybay, Foyle and An Cnoc). Kirby delivered the following services: • Electrical design, procurement, installation and commissioning of Blanchfield 38kV/20kV substation • …

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Kilgallioch Windfarm, Scotland

PROJECT DESCRIPTION Kirby was awarded the contract for the electrical infrastructure requirements for the Kilgallioch Windfarm. The Windfarm covers an area of 33km² and is located 3km south of Barrhill, South Ayrshire in Scotland. It comprises of 96 number Wind Turbine Generators (WTG’s) capable of generating an output of up to 289MW to be exported …

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Woodhouse Windfarm, Ireland

PROJECT DESCRIPTION Kirby was awarded civil and electrical balance of plant contract for the Woodhouse 110kV Contestable Build Substation and 20MW Windfarm, which provides green energy to power 10,000 homes. Design and build works consisted of engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of electrical and civil works associated with Woodhouse TSO and IPP substations and the …

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East-West Interconnector, Ireland

PROJECT DESCRIPTION Kirby were appointed by ABB to build the AC/DC convertor station to support the 500MW HVDC Interconnector project between Ireland and the UK. We were responsible for the construction and pre-commissioning of Portan 400kV AIS substation to EirGrid functional specifications, as well as installation of 400/260kV 560MVA transformers, 400kV and 260kV switchgear and …

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Cauteen Substation, Ireland

PROJECT DESCRIPTION ABO Wind appointed Kirby as design and build contractor for a new 110kV contestably built substation; Ireland’s first contestable 110kV AIS transmission substation. The new substation was built to act as a grid connection point for four adjacent windfarms with capacity to facilitate future expansion needs. As design and build contractor, Kirby was …

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IFA2 HVDC Interconnector, UK

IFA2 HVDC Interconnector, UK

PROJECT DESCRIPTION Kirby completed the full HV electrical installation of all HV apparatus for the new 400kV 1,000MW HVDC Interconnector. SCOPE OF WORKS Kirby was responsible for the electrical scope of works. The electrical systems installed by Kirby included: • 400kV Gas-Insulated Switchgear, AC • Full Control System and Equipment • Station Service LV AC …

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Kilgallioch Substation, Scotland

PROJECT DESCRIPTION The 275/33 kV Kilgallioch substation was built 5km south of Barrhill in South Ayrshire to accommodate the connection of the 94 turbine Kilgallioch Windfarm to the grid. Kirby was awarded the Balance of Plant (BoP) contract, to facilitate the construction and commissioning of 275kV AIS equipment with plant items and associated structures. All …

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Oswestry Substation, England

PROJECT DESCRIPTION This project consisted of a new build double busbar, dual transformer 132kV substation and the integration of this new transmission station into the local 33kV network.   Kirby was responsible for the electrical installation and commissioning, including remote end work at 5 no. SPEN substations. Once the main substation was constructed and available …

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Blackhill Substation, Scotland

PROJECT DESCRIPTION Kirby was responsible for the Electrical Balance of Plant (EBoP) contract associated with the new Blackhill 132/33kV substation as well as the installation of the AIS switchgear, protection and control panels and cabling. The new substation is a single 9 bay 132kV double busbar GIS switchboard comprising of 4 no. 132kV line connections …

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Lambhill Substation, Scotland

PROJECT DESCRIPTION Kirby was responsible for the Electrical Balance of Plant (EBoP) contract for the refurbishment works at Lambhill 275kV substation. Lambhill is a critical substation for the transportation of generation supply north and south and is vital for the stability of supply to Port Dundas and Glasgow city centre. Kirby carried out all electrical …

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Tievenameenta Windfarm, Northern Ireland

PROJECT DESCRIPTION Kirby was awarded the electrical balance of plant (EBoP) contract at Tievenameenta windfarm and associated substation. The windfarm produces 34.5MW of electricity. Kirby was responsible for the design, procurement, installation and commissioning of a 33kV substation (33kV GIS switchgear), and connected windfarm including a 33kV radial system including unit substations. SCOPE OF WORK …

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Scartaglen Windfarm, Ireland

PROJECT DESCRIPTION Kirby delivered the construction, electrical install and energisation on the 38kV substation at Scartaglen Windfarm. Kirby was responsible for the installation of the AIS equipment, control and protection panels, MV switchgear, cable connection between substation components and the termination of cabling within the substation. Kirby was also responsible for the MV cable jointing, …

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East Anglia, England

PROJECT DESCRIPTION Kirby was responsible for the Electrical Balance of Plant (EBoP) to facilitate the construction of the new 400/220kV East Anglia One onshore substation, connecting to the off-shore substation situated 30 miles off the East coast of East Anglia. SCOPE OF WORK Kirby scope of works included the design, installation and commissioning of: • …

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Killala Windfarm, Ireland

PROJECT DESCRIPTION Kirby was awarded the design and build contract for the electrical and civil works at Killala windfarm. Killala windfarm 38kV substation connects the windfarm to the 38kV distribution system, managed by ESBN through a new 38kV circuit to Tawnaghmore 110kV substation. Kirby acted as PSCS for the project. The substation has a combination …

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Terumo Aortic HV/LV Upgrade, Scotland

PROJECT DESCRIPTION Kirby completed the design and build of the HV/LV upgrade at Terumo Aortic medical supplies facility. This included the design, supply, installation and commissioning of 11kV switchgear, transformers and LV panels. The project was successfully delivered within a fully operational facility. SCOPE OF WORKS The Kirby scope of works included the design and …

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Ellesmere Port, England

PROJECT DESCRIPTION In an effort to streamline the 132kV network at Ellesmere Port and to provide a more appropriate supply to the surrounding industrial companies, Scottish Power made the decision to build a new dual 132 kV/60 MVA transformer single switch substation. Kirby was responsible for the electrical installation, commissioning and minor civil works associated …

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Port of Tilbury BESS, England

PROJECT DESCRIPTION Kirby was responsible for the civil and electrical balance of plant works for a new build battery energy storage system at the Port of Tilbury. This project included the design, supply and installation of the 11kV main switchgear board and all associated control and protection panels, the installation of a new protection panel …

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Newtownstalaban Substation, Ireland

PROJECT DESCRIPTION Kirby was appointed by ESB Network to complete Design & Build, PSDP and PSCS of Civil & Electrical works for 38kV GIS substation. The works included site survey, compound civil works, installation of 38kV GIS switchgear, control room equipment with RTU, control and protection equipment and all necessary cabling. SCOPE OF WORK Kirby …

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