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Knockacummer Wind Farm, Co. Cork

Client Bord Gais

Consultant Bord Gais

Start Date February 2013

Finish Date March 2015

The wind farm is a 35 turbine project in Co. Cork developed by Bord Gais Energy through its subsidiary, SWS Knockacummer Wind Farm Limited. The works included 110kV substation civil works and associated 20kV civil and electrical substation works including 110/20kV transformer installation works.

The turbines installed on the wind farm site were 2.5MW resulting in an installed capacity of 87.5MW. The wind farm was connected to the national grid at 110kV via a 110/20kV grid connection transformer.

In summary Suir Engineering’s works comprised of the following:

  • Knockacummer 110kV ESB substation control building and compound civil works.
  • Knockacummer 20kV substation and compound civil and electrical works including the 110/20kV transformer installation works.

The works included the design, procurement, supply, installation, pre-commissioning, commissioning (where applicable) and testing of the works.
As this was a sensitive site in terms of environment and archaeology, practicable steps were taken including environmental and archaeological studies, prior to commencement along with constant monitoring during construction to prevent any damage to the site.