Yorkshire power contractor Smith Brothers is appointed by polymer manufacturer SNF to carry out large-scale electrical engineering works at its first UK-based production line.
Smith Brothers are going to be liable for the 66kV load connection from the 21MVA site towards Northern Powergrid. A turnkey programme of works will spot the Elland-based contractor completing all civil and electrical engineering areas of the partnership assignment, from initial design through to final commissioning.
With the facility set to mention its energy with a nearby generation site via an existing circuit, the engineers shall be answerable for laying a 3.5km dual 66kV cable approach to the aim of Connection.
Smith Brothers’ civils team will even build and commission an outdoors 66kV substation, and a control room for Nothern Powergrid to deal with the necessary protection scheme.
Project manager Iliana Malatra said: “As with assembling your shed for this size, there are many of challenges not only in terms of scale, but also the technical requirements. The outdoor substation may be developed with critical awareness of detail, including, and so the construction and commissioning stages needs similar amounts of consideration.
“We additionally have tight timescales to fulfill for your work and energisation. Making certain that minimal disruption is caused once we connect the ability towards grid is really a key priority, and our dedicated team shall be making an effort to meet up with all set to go deadlines because of this goal at heart.”
With Smith Brothers’ construction works having commenced in December a year ago, the Billingham connection assignment is projected to be designed in July 2018.
The wider 10-year construction and regeneration scheme began about the 60-acre Billingham site during the past year.