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Northmoor 132/33kV Substation – Smith Brothers Contracting

Kelvin Energy were engaged to provide Primary and Civil design as well as provision of Aluminium and steel substation equipment support structures to Smith Brothers Contracting for a 132/33kV greenfield substation in North Cornwall, enabling connection of 3 proposed new Solar parks onto the local DNO’s electricity network.

The principle challenge was to have the substation design completed and approved by the DNO’s engineering team within an extremely limited time frame and the first phase of construction work completed on site to meet a critical outage requirement.

This extremely challenging task was completed on time and successfully adopted by the DNO allowing them to re-energise the circuit in line with their requirements. Full co-operation between all parties across the project disciplines was essential to enable this to happen and Kelvin Energy played a significant role in this process by producing designs in a timely manner with an eye on build-ability within a limited timeframe. The design and supply of predominantly pre-assembled welded lattice aluminium equipment support structures also helped significantly to reduce the overall site installation time.

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James Walker
James is our Substation Layout Design team leader and Technical Director of Electrical Engineering. James has over 20 years’ experience with substation projects and has previously worked with international power companies. James’ knowledge and attention to detail with regards to substation layouts is highly valued by our clients. James’ substation design experience allows him to effectively manage the production of substation primary plant layouts and elevations, HV cable route studies and bespoke equipment support structures used in electrical substations.
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