Castlepook and Ballyhoura Windfarms, Ireland

Project Name

Castlepook and Ballyhoura Windfarms, Ireland

Client:

ESB Wind Developments and Brookfield

Main Contractor:

Kirby (EBoP)

Project:

Castlepook and Ballyhoura 38kV Windfarms

Location:

Cork, Ireland

Value:

€6m

Sectors:

Substations and Renewables

Services:

HV/MV Services

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

On this Windfarm project, Kirby was responsible for the design and build of 2 number 38/20kV substations (ESBN & IPP sides) and the installation and testing of MV radial cabling feeding 14 number turbines for Castlepook 33MW windfarm and 6 number turbines for Ballyhoura 19MW windfarm.

Kirby successfully achieved an accelerated project delivery timeline and delivered the project 3 months ahead of schedule, safely.

SCOPE OF WORK

Kirby scope of works included the Electrical Balance of Plant (EBoP) contract of 2 windfarms (Castlepook and Ballyhoura) and associated ESBN contestable works .

Design, procurement, installation and commissioning of the 38kV Streamhill Substation for ESBN and the 38/20kV Castlepook Substation for ESB Wind.

• 1 number 38kV AIS Tail Fed Substation
• 1 number 38/20kV 40 MVA Power Transformer
• 20kV AIS Switchgears
• Complete Control and Protection systems for ESBN and ESB Wind
• Telecom, SCADA System for the Windfarms
• AC and DC Systems
• General Services and CCTV
• Emergency Generator
• Civil works: Trafo bunds, Plinths, Control Building and Compound
• 20kV MV Collector and Fibre Optic for the Castlepook Windfarm

Design, procurement and commissioning of the 38kV Knockafutera Substation for ESBN and the 38/20kV Knocknatallig Substation for Brookfield.

• 4 number 38kV Bays
• 1 number 38kV Busbar
• 1 number 38/20kV 25 MVA Power Transformer
• 20kV AIS Switchgears
• Complete Control and Protection systems for ESBN and Brookfield
• Telecom, SCADA System for the Windfarms
• AC and DC Systems
• General Services and CCTV
• Emergency Generator
• Civil works: Trafo Bunds, Plinths, Control Building and Compound
• 20kV MV Collector and Fibre Optic for the Ballyhoura Windfarm

A total of 40km of 20kV Power Cable installed for the 2 windfarms.

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