As part of the ongoing engineering and environmental consultancy agreement with Munster Joinery, Fingleton White were appointed to oversee the technical and commercial integration of 2 X 2 MW wind turbines into the existing Ballydesmond manufacturing and onsite generation infrastructure.
The Fingleton White site team was designated to liaise with, and represent the interests of the manufacturing operations to ensure the undisturbed operation of the facility. This included coordinating the delivery of the turbine sections along the local roads within 2kms of the facility, and the task of planning the routes to the designated areas on site through the working plant.
The brief also covered the design and construction supervision of crane working platforms ahead of turbine erection.
Design scope included routing and installation of electrical cabling between the turbines and the MV switchroom. Design of all the medium voltage modifications and upgrades necessary to facilitate the integration of the wind turbines with the existing generator and site demand bus. This included the specification of the additional switchgear and revisions to the metering, CTS and control arrangements for the synchronisation of the new generators, and their integration into the existing site SCADA system.
Fingleton White also processed the regulatory applications necessary for revisions to the existing IPPC Licence. In addition, the head office electricity market support team provided consultancy services regarding the changes to the grid connection and the integration of the wind turbines into the existing SEM market arrangements.