By 2050, the UK and Ireland’s renewables sector is expected to generate in excess of £40 billion a year. This notably growing market therefore looks set to reshape the nation’s energy agenda, and Smith Brothers has a significant role to play.
We’re the contractor of choice for two of the UK’s largest solar power developers – having already executed more than 100 of their projects, for instance – and we’ve worked on some of the biggest STOR schemes in the country.
We’ve secured the jobs because of our experience in this complex field, and our ability to supply safe, professional turnkey services.
There are virtually no wind power, solar energy, hydro, bio-generation, AD, waste to energy or STOR electrical infrastructure requirements that we cannot fulfil.
Our highly-skilled high voltage electrical engineers can carry out the following services:
As the windiest place in Europe, in 2008 the UK became the world’s biggest offshore wind power generator, before reaching the milestone capacity of 1GW in 2010. The UK’s solar power market has also reached a value of £1.6 billion a year, and the geothermal, biomass and waste to energy markets are continually advancing.
This is therefore one of the most exciting and evolving industries in the country. And when it comes to connecting these renewable energy infrastructures to enable the safe and reliable operation of the high voltage electricity network, many of the sector’s biggest names will turn to us.
The benefits of a turnkey package in any sector are widely acknowledged – communication is clear, consistency is achieved as standard and project coordination is far more efficient to manage. But when it comes to high voltage electrical engineering projects, end-to-end service providers can fulfil more than just efficiency requirements. Therefore, when Anesco required a contractor to complete a 66/11kV 65MW fully adopted outdoor substation for Drayton Manor – a solar farm which now generates enough energy to power more than 14,000 homes – turnkey specialist Smith Brothers was a clear choice. With decades of experience working on high voltage electrical assignments, the firm was enlisted to carry out the entire design-to-commission project.