About the project
The aim of this project is to reinforce Carradale Substation in order to enable renewable generation connection requests. The project elements include:
- Replacement of two 60 MVA rated transformers replaced with two 120MVA transformers by the end of 2020
- Replacement of two 90 MWA rated transformers replaced with 120MVA transformers by Summer 2022
- Minor modifications to existing equipment to accommodate the larger transformer size, including earthing, fencing, positioning and substation equipment works.
- Associated 33kV cabling works will also be required to enable the connection of contracted renewable developments in the area.
To undertake the works, a site compound will be required for the duration of the project. This will be implemented in advance of construction and installation works and decommissioned once all necessary works are complete. The compound will comprise of site welfare and laydown facility and will be situated in close proximity to the existing grid supply point. Enabling works are due to take place throughout the end of 2019 into early 2020.