Kirby scores Seagreen substation work

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 14/07/2021 Kirby Group

Linxon has awarded Kirby Group Engineering a subcontract for the onshore substation mechanical & electrical installation and building services works as part of the
Seagreen offshore wind farm substation package.

The works include the installation of the onshore primary and secondary high voltage power equipment including the super-grid transformers, switchgear, dynamic reactive compensation, shunt reactors, harmonic filters and protection & control systems as part of the Linxon engineered system solution. Utilising its local delivery model, Kirby expects to employ approximately 60 people from the local Angus / Scottish region to deliver these works.

Linxon is supporting Petrofac to deliver the turnkey onshore substation and supply, install and commission the HVAC equipment for the offshore substation of the
Seagreen offshore wind farm project.

“Building upon the works being undertaken on the Seagreen project, we look forward to growing our relationship with Kirby Group Engineering to target key opportunities in target markets”, said Derek Duggan, General Manager, Linxon UK & Ireland. “Kirby’s M&E installation capability and local knowledge complements Linxon’s EPC substation capability and that of our Tier 1 strategic partners.”

“Our appointment to the Seagreen project is one which sees Kirby continue to build on its world-class reputation of being a trusted leader in the delivery of high voltage substation installation and commissioning services. Working closely with our client, Linxon, with our aligned values, efforts and goals, we will once again deliver best-in-class services for the end customer. With this essential piece of infrastructure, we will help build an offshore wind farm that will contribute to Scotland’s 2045 net-zero target”, said Daniel Greenan – UK & Ireland Business Development Manager, Kirby T&D.

Seagreen offshore wind farm is located 27 km off the Angus Coast in the Firth of Forth. It will be developed and operated by Seagreen Wind Energy Limited. Once constructed, the wind farm will be the largest in Scotland. Phase One will feature 114 MHI Vestas V164-10 MW turbines and is expected to provide low carbon energy for more than one million homes. In September 2019, Seagreen secured a 15-year CfD contract awarded by the UK government. SSE Renewables is leading on the development and construction of the first 1,140 MW phase, supported by Total, and will operate the asset on completion, which is expected in 2022/23.

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