North Steads Wind Farm

Northern Power Grid (NPG) 33kV Loop In Loop Out July 2015 to Nov 2016

Smith Brothers was employed by I & H Browns to undertake the balance of plant electrical works of North Steads Wind Farm. This 18MW Wind Farm development consists of nine Senvion 2.05MW turbines which are connected to NPG’s 66kV network, The contract covered the following scope of works:

Design, supply, installation and commissioning of the electrical equipment within the substation building, including:

  • 66kV ceiling end structure *24MVA ABB power transformer 66/33kV ONAF c/w neutral earthing resistor
  • 33kV Wind Farm array switchboard -ZABB ZX02
  • AUX transformer with LV auto/changeover switchboard

  • Design, supply, installation and commissioning of the 33kV Wind Farm array cables between the substation and the nine wind turbines
  • Design, supply, installation and commissioning of the fibre optic cables interconnecting the wind turbines
  • Installation and commissioning of the Senvion’s free-issue SCADA equipment, installed within the SCADA room of the substation building
  • Testing and Commissioning of the protection interfaces with NPG
  • Design, supply, installation and commissioning of the substation small power and lighting
  • Energisation of the Wind Farm site,
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