Kilgallioch Windfarm, Scotland

Project Name

Kilgallioch Windfarm, Scotland

Client:

Scottish Power Renewables

Main Contractor:

Farrans Construction Ltd

Project:

Kilgallioch Windfarm

Location:

South Ayrshire, Scotland

Value:

£5m

Sectors:

Substations and Renewables

Services:

HV/MV Services

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 to the grid network.

The principal works carried out under this contract were the design, supply, construction and commissioning of all electrical and SCADA infrastructure works associated with the installation of 96 no. WTGs, substation section control building, windfarm 33kV cabling, fiber optic cabling and 3 number meteorological masts.

SCOPE OF WORK

Kirby scope of works included design, construction and commissioning of the following works:

• Earthing & Bonding
• Control & Protection System
• DC Battery Systems
• General & Emergency Lighting
• General Service Power
• Lightning Protection
• SCADA
• UPS
• Mechanical Plant Service Power
• Fire Detection & Alarm
• Voice & Data Distribution

Kirby scope of works included construction and commissioning of the following works:

• MV Cable Connection System
• Fibre Network
• Distribution Underground Cables

Installed plant items included 3 number transformers, 3 number switchgear systems, 1 number house services board, 96 number control & protection panels, 3 number battery systems, disconnectors and earth switches, LVAC/LVDC plant.

The total project meterage consisted of 148km of cable.

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