SSER: Glenconway Wind Farm

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PROJECT NAME: Glenconway wind farm UGC Grid Connection
CLIENT: SSE Renewables

Project Overview

SSE Renewables is a subsidiary of Scottish and Southern Energy. It is an international wind farm developer and is involved in the generation, transmission, distribution and supply of electricity.

The SSE Glenconway wind farm project is comprised of:

  • Construction of access tracks
  • Eight turbine foundations and eight wind turbines
  • Meteorological mast
  • Control building

The site at Glenconway is located adjacent to existing wind farms at Altahullion in Co.Derry.

Project Details

The project involved the design, supply, installation, termination and commission of a double 33kV circuit underground cable from Glenconway 33kV substation to the grid connection location at Slieve Kirk substation. The project included the design of a 630mm sq AL double circuit, with an 800mm sq section (due to ground resistivity) together with all associated works.

  • Civil works
    • 7.5km in class B carriageway
    • 4.5km in verges
    • 8km in grasslands, peat/marsh lands
  • Design of specialised bridge crossings (7 No)
    • Including liaison with the rivers agency
  • Rock drilling across major roads (A6 – Derry to Belfast)
  • Liaison with road service, rivers agencies, EA, police, etc
  • Liaison with local services for relocation of services etc.

KTL was working on the Glenconway project via its UK subsidiary company Gridpower. The project began in June 2012 and was completed and energised by February 2013.

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Head Office

Killarney Telecommunications Limited.
Unit P, M7 Business Park,
Newhall, Naas,
Co. Kildare,
Company Number: 280010

Office - UK

Unit 5, Denbigh Hall Industrial Estate, 
Milton Keynes,