ABB is to supply ScottishPower Renewables with medium voltage switchgear to connect the up to 239MW Kilgallioch wind farm to the grid in south-west Scotland.

ABB will supply, deliver, install and commission the 33kV for switchgear for each of the 96 turbines as well as the site substation, with deliveries planned to start in March 2016 and final handover expected by the end of October 2016.

For the turbines, ABB will supply its Safeplus secondary switchgear, which is manufactured in Norway.

The company said the Safeplus switchgear will be supplied in compact secondary substations, which are factory-assembled units that contain all of the equipment required for a secondary substation in a single type tested, plug and plug container.

The substation will be equipped with ABB’s ZX0.2 primary switchgear, which is manufactured in Germany.

ABB said both types of switchgear are Energy Networks Association assessed.

The Kilgallioch project is expected to be completed in the first half of 2017.

ScottishPower ABB account manager Steve Blanche said: “This is a significant project for ABB that demonstrates that not only does our well proven switchgear meet ScottishPower Renewables’ stringent technical requirements but it also represents good value for money in the demanding onshore wind market.”

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