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Omexom Ireland near completion of the Gorman 110/20kV Substation

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Omexom Ireland are finishing up work on the new Gorman 110/20kV substation. The substation is located 2km outside of Slane in county Meath, Ireland, with work starting in July 2021 and finalising by the end of January 2022. The €2.4M contract was awarded from Scottish Power Renewables for the complete design & build of the 110/20kV substation to enable the connection of a 50MW battery storage complex.

Omexom Ireland are finishing up work on the new Gorman 110/20kV substation. The substation is located 2km outside of Slane in county Meath, Ireland, with work starting in July 2021 and finalising by the end of January 2022. The €2.4M contract was awarded from Scottish Power Renewables for the complete design & build of the 110/20kV substation to enable the connection of a 50MW battery storage complex. The project is part of a contestable works model introduced in Ireland recently meaning it had to comply with all the Eirgrid/ESBN construction standards.

The Gorman switchgear control & protection room.

The new Gorman substation was designed, constructed & commissioned by Omexom Ireland to the Local TSO operator’s specifications (Eirgrid/ESBN). Construction of the substation included: 110kV sealing ends; Current Transformers (CT) and Voltage Transformers (VT); Surge arrestors; a 60Mva transformer (110kV to 20kV); a complete switchgear control building as well as all the necessary auxiliary systems, complete with control & protection panels to operate and protect the 3 panel NX Plus 20kV switchgear supplying the 50MW battery storage complex including 7kM of 20kV cabling.

Once completed at the end of the month the substation will provide vital grid stability services to the Northern Dublin area.

Paul McCann, Project Manager, Renewables.