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Galway Wind Park – Uggool Substation & Knockranny Substation

Client SSE Renewables

Consultant SSE Renewables

Start Date November 2014

Finish Date January 2017

Project Description

This West Galway 110/38kV substation project (known as Uggool substation) is to facilitate the connection of renewable energy, which will be generated from Galway Wind Park and other wind farms located west of the N59 between Moycullen and Oughterard, to the transmission system. The Uggool substation will connect to the Knockranny 110kV substation.

The Knockranny substation will be connected to the transmission system via a loop-in of the recently constructed Salthill to Screebe 110kV overhead line and a future 110kV UGC between Knockranny substation and Galway 110kV substation.

Suir Engineering Scope of Work

Suir Engineering’s electrical scope of work for this project includes items outlined below:
  • Electrical Works: On site 33kV electrical infrastructure design, procurement and installation work. Termination and testing of all cables between the Uggool substation and WTGs.
  • Ugool Substation (USS) Works: 110kV Grid Substation at Uggool, partial contestable build comprising all, civil, structural and electrical design and construction works.
  • Knockranny Substation (KSS) & 110kV Underground Cable (UGC) Works: Design & Construction of a fully contestable 110kV Substation Letter, comprising all civil, structural and electrical design and construction works, in accordance with the EirGrid Functional Specification Design, Supply and installation of the loop in the existing Salthill-Screeb 110kV OHL to the Knockranny 110kV Substation, and the 110kV cable from Knockranny 110kV Substation to Uggool 110kV Substation.
  • Grid Transformer (GT) Works: Design, manufacture, delivery, erection, testing and commissioningof 3 110kV Grid Transformers for Uggool 110kV Substation.