Porterstown BESS, Ireland

Project Name

Porterstown BESS, Ireland

Client:

Fluence

Main Contractor:

Kirby

Consultant:

MWP & RPG

Project:

Porterstown BESS

Location:

Kildare, Ireland

Value:

€4m

Sectors:

Substations and Renewables

Services:

HV/MV Services and Off-Site Manufacturing

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Kirby was appointed main contractor for Porterstown 30MW 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.

SCOPE OF WORK

Kirby scope of works included the design and build of electrical and civil works.

  • Primary Equipment Transmission Connection
  • Primary Equipment Distribution Connection
  • Earthing & Bonding
  • Control & Protection System
  • MV Cable Connection System
  • Transmission Underground Cables
  • Distribution Underground Cables
  • DC Battery Systems
  • General & Emergency Lighting
  • General Service Power
  • Fire Detection & Alarm
  • Access Control, Intruder & CCTV
  • Lightning Protection
  • SCADA (Build only)

Installed plant items include 4 nr. LV distribution boards, 6 nr. control & protection panels, 2 nr. battery system, 2 nr. transformers and 6 nr. 20kV GIS panels.

The total project meterage consisted of 20,000m of cable and 370 nr. joints / terminations.

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