30MW Standby Generation Site

30MW Standby Generation Site

C&P has begun the construction phase of a 20MW standby generation site in Avonmouth, which will then be expected to extend to a capacity of 30MW. Ten Finning CAT gas powered standby generators have been installed at the site, each weighing 40 tonnes and with a capacity of 2MW.

The facility is one of a number of projects created to service National Grid Capacity Market and Balancing Services. The Capacity Market is used by National Grid to provide long term planning for additional generation for delivery at times of system stress. C&P is also the preferred contractor for the second phase which will extend the site to 30MW capacity.

The project will finally consist of fifteen containerised gas powered gensets with a total capacity of 30MW and will include associated infrastructure, including vehicle access, pedestrian walkways, foundations, site electrical works, SCADA, substation, control room, transformer and other ancillary items.

The site was first developed in the mid-1960s by Butler Chemicals and was subsequently occupied by Albright and Wilson (1967), Tennaco (1984) and Rhodia (2000). Albermarle Chemicals UK Ltd purchased the site from Rhodia in 2003. The majority of the demolition completed by early 2013.

Over the next 12 months C&P will be working on the design, electrical infrastructure, scada system, cable system, switchgear, M&E fit out of the control building, auxiliary supply to the control building, grid compliance, design of capacitor bank, design and installation of earthing network, testing, commissioning and energisation of the 33kV private network.

C&P Engineering Services is an electrical and instrumentation engineering solutions provider, providing specialised HV Design & Build Services for 11kV, 33k and up to 132kV electrical distribution networks. C&P’s high voltage division delivers full balance of plant works for high voltage electrical projects such as STOR, Battery Storage, Wind Energy, Bio Mass, Marine, Offshore Wind, Manufacturing, Nuclear, Petrochemical, Oil and Gas, Chemical and Power Generation.

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