Linxon Adds Kirby to Seagreen Substation Team

Linxon has awarded Kirby Group Engineering a subcontract for the onshore substation mechanical and electrical installation and building services works as part of the Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm Substation package.

The works include the installation of the onshore primary and secondary HV power equipment including the super-grid transformers, switchgear, dynamic reactive compensation, shunt reactors, harmonic filters, and protection & control systems as part of the Linxon engineered system solution.

Utilising its local delivery model, Kirby expects to employ approximately 60 people from the local Angus / Scottish region to deliver these works.

Linxon is supporting Petrofac to deliver the turnkey onshore substation and supply, install and commission the HVAC equipment for the offshore substation of the Seagreen offshore wind farm project.

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Seagreen 1 is a joint venture between SSE Renewables and TotalEnergies. When complete, Seagreen 1 will be Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm, able to provide around one million homes with renewable electricity each year.

Linxon and Kirby have a long-term relationship, delivering some of the UK’s largest electricity substation projects and are exploring opportunities to expand this collaboration across new markets.

“Building upon the works being undertaken on the Seagreen project, we look forward to growing our relationship with Kirby Group Engineering to target key opportunities in target markets,” said Derek Duggan, General Manager, Linxon UK & Ireland.

“Kirby’s M&E installation capability and local knowledge complements Linxon’s EPC substation capability and that of our Tier 1 strategic partners.”

The 1,075 MW Seagreen 1 offshore wind farm is located 27 kilometres off the Angus coast and will consist of 114 10 MW Vestas wind turbines. The wind farm is expected to be fully operational by 2023.

Photo: Vestas/Illustration