Working closely alongside Integrated Utility Services and Scottish and Southern Energy, Powertek helped to facilitate the 33kV extension of four 2.3MW Wind Turbines to the electrical network at Lochend Wind Farm.
Powertek presided over the jointing work on 7 sets of 300mm² and 7 sets of 500mm² cables totalling 42 33kV straight joints, as well as the associated substation work where the groups of 300mm² and 500mm² 33kV cables were terminated at the 33kV Schneider WS switchgear through the use of Pfisterer terminations. The project was particularly challenging due to the terrain between the substation and POC. The cable route traversed soft peat and mature forestry making access and egress difficult for the jointing teams. This, in conjunction with the need for the works to be conducted between December and January due to environmental restrictions, created difficult working conditions for the project to be undertaken. These obstacles were overcome by the deployment of a Hagglund ATV to ensure safe access to the site, ensuring that all works were completed safely and on schedule.