The design of the principal setting up exterior of the new switching station for the Shetland HVDC Website link has been finished. The up coming move contains Hitachi Electricity putting in its gear.
The Noss Head Switching Station will dwelling the electrical elements employed in the Shetland HVDC url, which will allow for the movement of electrical power to be managed concerning three underground HVDC circuits – one from a converter station at Spittal in Caithness, one from a converter station at Kergord in Shetland and just one to a converter station at Blackhillock in Moray. A spare link bay has also been put in for long term circuit connections.
The technique will join to the existing HVDC system involving Caithness and Moray, producing use of capacity out there in the Caithness-Moray subsea cable to permit onward link to the present onshore transmission network in Moray and past with minimal new infrastructure.
With the most important design of the developing full, Hitachi Electricity has began work to put in its equipment in the switching corridor.
In addition, cable pulling is underway in the switching hall for the manage and security of the electrical products, with operate envisioned to be accomplished by the end of the 12 months.
About 20,000 indigenous species of trees and shrubs have been planted about, with a additional 15,000 to be planted at the time the web-site is cleared and place of work parts taken off.
The commissioning method wherever all subsystems will be integrated and examined is also underway and is predicted to proceed into early 2023 in preparation for the initially outage in 2023, which will see the 1st cables of the Caithness-Moray url linked to the switching station.
“We’re genuinely delighted that construction of the Noss Head Switching Station setting up is entire, marking a different key milestone in the Shetland HVDC hyperlink project,” explained Martin Baker, SSEN Transmission Job Supervisor.
“This indicates that groups from Hitachi Strength can now development with function to create the electrical infrastructure within, which will finally management the stream of energy from the various HVDC routes and play a crucial purpose in the general improvement.”
The Shetland HVDC Website link will link Shetland to the Good Britain vitality procedure for the first time by means of a 260-kilometer subsea cable. The job is anticipated to be done in late 2023.
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