Currie Substation, Scotland

Project Name

Currie Substation, Scotland

Client:

SPEN

Main Contractor:

SPEN

Consultant:

SPEN

Project:

275kV/132kV Switchgear Replacement

Location:

Edinburgh, Scotland

Value:

£6m

Sectors:

Substations and Renewables

Services:

HV/MV Services

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 Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) double busbar substation within a new purpose built control building. A new Super Grid Transformer 3 (SGT3) was installed with an associated air cored shunt reactor R3 connected to the tertiary winding.
The 275kV /132kV Switchgear, transformer and shunt reactor works ran concurrently.

SCOPE OF WORK

Kirby scope of works included the electrical installation, commissioning and civils/ building works.

  • Primary Equipment Transmission Connection
  • Primary Equipment Distribution Connection
  • Earthing & Bonding
  • Control & Protection System
  • MV Cable Connection System
  • Fibre Network
  • Transmission Underground Cables
  • Distribution Underground Cables
  • DC Battery Systems

Installed plant items included 10 no. distribution boards, 27 no. control and protection panels, battery system and grid transformer.

The total project meterage consisted of 78,100m of cable and 3,400 gland terminations.

 

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