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C&P Engineering Services Awarded HV Electrical Design & Build Contract for New Wind Farm

C&P Engineering Services Awarded HV Electrical Design & Build Contract for New Wind Farm

C&P Engineering Services have been awarded the high voltage electrical design and build contract by REG Wind Power for the Pen Bryn Oer Wind Farm, situated between Rhymney and Tredegar in South Wales. The site will comprise of three Vesta V90 2MW Wind Turbines, generating 6 MW in total.

Pen Bryn Oer is located between the towns of Tredegar (2km to the east) and Rhymney (1km to the south west) in Caerphilly, South Wales. It is located along a northern ridge of a hill of maximum elevation of 457 m above sea level. Coal extraction, including opencast working, has previously been undertaken within and around the site, but it now comprises an area of restored pasture which is used for the grazing of horses and sheep.

C&P are providing the BOP (balance of plant services) for the High Voltage Electrical infrastructure, which includes assisting WPD (Western Power Distribution) with the grid connection. Over the next 10 months C&P will be working on the design, electrical infrastructure, scada system, cable system, switchgear, M&E fit out of the control building, auxiliary supply to the control building and grid compliance, design of the capacitor bank and design and installation of the earthing network.

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With the design phase of the project being completed C&P recently begun the high voltage construction. On Monday 14th August 2017 major plant and equipment was delivered to site to begin the installation of an Ormazabal Velatia CGM.3 33kV 630A Busbar Switchgear and a 50kVA Auxiliary Transformer.

“This is C&P’s first project with REG Wind Power and we’re excited to deliver the balance of plant elements of this 6MW site and energise on time and within budget.” – David Demock, High Voltage Engineering Manager

To read more about this project and C&P Engineering Services’ High Voltage Design & Build Services click here

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