Cordal 110KV Substation Project

Suir Engineering tightening a bolt at an energy plant

Project Description:This contestable 110kV Project is located in Co.Kerry and consists of a 3Bay 110kV AIS and 5Bay 38kV AIS substation. The substation was part of a large Wind Park development being constructed by Cubico Energy. The station is tail feed by 10KM of 110kV underground cable from the existing Eirgird Substation​.

Suir Engineering were responsible for the full turnkey project and took the role of Project Supervisor Construction Stage (CDM) along with responsibility for the following:

Civil design and Construction of 110kV Substation.​
Electrical Design, Procure and Installation of 110kV AIS Equipment.​
Procure, Install and Commission 1no 63MVa 110/38kV Siemens Power Transformer.​
Procure, Install and Commission 1no 120MVa 110/33kV Siemens Power Transformer.​
Design, Procure, Install and Commission Protection & Control Panels​
Design, Procure, Install and Commission DC Battery Systems​
Design, Installation and Test of Earthing System.

Slievecallan 110KV Substation & Cable Project

slievecallan wind farm under construction

Project Description:This contestable 110kV Project is located in Co.Clare and consists of a 3Bay 110kV AIS substation located in Slievecallan.  The substation was part of a large Wind Park development being constructed by WCRE. The station is tail feed by 31KM of 110kV underground cable from the existing Ennis ESBN Substation.

Suir Engineering were responsible for the management of full Turnkey Project & PSCS role for the Substation and Cable route.

We were also responsible for the following:

Civil Design and Construction of 31KM Cable Route​
Liaise with Clare Co.Co, NRA, Irish Water, Irish Fisheries, etc.​
Electrical Design, Procure, Install, Joint and Test 31Km 110KV Cable.​
Civil design and Construction of 110kV Substation.​
Electrical Design, Procure and Installation of 110kV AIS Equipment.​
Procure, Install and Commission 2no 116MVa 110/33kV Transformers.​
Design, Installation and Test of Earthing System.

Knockacummer Wind Farm, Co. Cork

Main Power Point Knockacummer Wind Farm, Co. Cork

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.

Tees Valley 2 Renewable Energy Facility

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Tees Valley 2 (TV2) is Air Products’ second renewable energy-from-waste (EfW) facility in the Tees Valley, located on land adjacent to TV1. TV2 is based on the same advanced plasma gasification technology as TV1 and has a similar generating capacity.

It has a capacity of 49.9MW of renewable electricity generation and generates electricity equivalent to the needs of up to 50,000 home. Up to 350,000 tonnes of non-recyclable residual waste diverted from landfill for use in the generation of renewable energy.

Suir Engineering’s scope of work on this project included electrical and telecoms installation, control and instrumentation works.

Reamore 110/38kv Substation/Knocknagoum Wind Farm

Reamore 110/38kv Substation/Knocknagoum Wind Farm

Knocknagoum Wind Farm consists of two wind farms in two separate areas; Knocknagoum and Maghanknockane. The substation for the wind farm is located at Reamore, approximately five kilometers from Knocknagoum and Maghanknockane.
The wind farm (WF) consists of 15 Vestas V90 3MW wind turbine generators (WTGs) with 9 in the Knocknagoum area and 6 WTGs in Maghanknockane. Knocknagoum and Maghanknockane are connected to the substation by 20kV underground cable which is stepped up to the 38kV system via a 38kV/20kV transformer located at the WF Knocknagoum substation. Knocknagoum 38kV substation is grid connected via the Reamore 110/38kV substation, which consists of a 9 cubicle GIS 38kV switchgear, 2 63MVA 38/110kV step up transformers, 2 AIS 110kV transformer bays, 1 AIS 110kV live bay and all associated control and protection, all designed and constructed under a contestable EBOP contract.

Suir Engineering’s works consisted of all electrical work between the ESB/Eirgrid interface point in the Reamore ESB substation and the termination points of the WTG. Suir Engineering coordinated with the utility company, the turbine supplier and the employer as necessary to ensure the works were designed and installed to meet all applicable requirements for system integrity, safety and operability.
In general, Suir Engineering engineered, procured, constructed and commissioned all the electrical works, including earthing systems, within the substation.

Knockduff 110kv Substation

construction of Knockduff 110kv Substation

This contestable AIS 110kV station is located in the Boggeragh Mountains, Co. Cork. The project involves the design and build of 110kV AIS transformer bay extension to the existing Boggeragh 110kV substation.

Suir Engineering were responsible for the complete detailed electrical engineering design and installation for the 110kV contestable substation extension, as well as design civil & structural design and construction works on the site. Suir also carried out PSCS and review meetings with Eirgird/ESB for the substation project.

Galway Wind Park – Uggool Substation & Knockranny Substation

Galway Wind Park project

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’s works comprised of the following: on-site 33kV electrical infrastructure design, procurement and installation work as well as the termination and testing of all cables between the Uggool substation and WTGs. It also included the partial contestable build comprising all, civil, structural and electrical design and construction works of the 110kV grid substation at Uggool.

In the Letter area, Suir Engineering undertook the design and construction of the fully contestable Knockranny 110kV grid substation, comprising all civil, structural and electrical design and construction works, in accordance with the EirGrid Functional Specifications. This included the design, supply and installation of the loop in of the existing Salthill-Screeb 110kV OHL to the Knockranny 110kV substation, and the 110kV cable from the Knockranny 110kV substation to the Uggool 110kV substation.

Design, manufacture, delivery, erection, testing and commissioning of 3 110kV grid transformers for the Uggool 110kV substation.

Runcorn Thermal Power Station

Runcorn Thermal Power Station

This energy from waste/combined heat and power plant is part of a Private Finance Initiative (PFI) waste management project by the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA). According to the GMWDA, the waste management project is providing an integrated solution for the 1.3 million tonnes of municipal waste which the authority handles each year, and is the “first of its kind” in the UK on this scale.

It is diverting more than 75% of Greater Manchester’s waste away from landfill. The plant includes 4 grate-boiler/flue gas cleaning process lines, with its auxiliaries and corresponding steam turbines generating a combined electrical output of 91MW. Part of the generated steam is exported to the neighbouring plant of Ineos Chlor.
Suir were responsible for the design, procurement, erection and commissioning of the electrical system for this project.