POWER SOLUTIONS

Freedom Power specialise in Electrical Design, Connections and Private Electrical Projects, providing solutions for  connections (ICP), power generation, battery storage, standby power, and private network operators.

MAJOR CONNECTIONS

Power Solutions is a NERS accredited ICP recognised by all DNO’s in the UK to carry out contestable connection work at 11kV 33kV and 132kV. With project management expertise to construct and carry out major upgrades of HV private networks under CDM regulations

HV MAINTENANCE

Freedom’s HV operations specialise in providing High Voltage maintenance services to private networks on more than 800 sites throughout the UK on a 24/7 call out response basis.

HV PROJECTS

We provide project and maintenance services on high voltage systems from 11kV up to 400kV.

CASE STUDIES

Client

Goldbeck


Project

Sandridge 132kV 50MW
Connection & Substation

The Brief

Freedom were approached in August 2015 by Goldbeck to establish the feasibility of undertaking the project for delivery and G59 testing by March 2016. Freedom received an order for the Design in late September 2015, with site established mid-October and site works starting in earnest early November 2015.

The Approach

Over the following 4 months the project team have designed, procured, built and commissioned all items associated with the substation including gaining approval from SSE for a raised cladded building solution and subsequent erection of 2 control buildings, grid transformer bund, 5 disconnectors and 2 x 132kV dead tank circuit breakers and associated civil structures.

The Delivery

This project has utilised the skill set of the whole of the Freedom group drawing on the expertise and delivery experience of the in-house Design, Civil Engineering and Electrical Engineering businesses.

Client

UK Power Networks


Project

Dagenham Data Centre 80MVA 132kV Connection


Type

Full turnkey design and build


Location

South East

The Brief

The scope of work was the design and build of an 80 MVA 132kV connection to a new data centre in the UK Power Networks region. This consisted of new double 8km 132kV cable circuits, a new substation which contained: 132kV outdoor PASS MOH Hybrid Switchgear, 2 x 132/11.5/ 11.5kV three winding transformers, 2 x 11kV multi panel switchboards and the associated protection and control panels. This also included all civils works for a new switch-room, transformer plinth, and outdoor AIS compound.

The Approach

To facilitate the connection to an existing 132kV OHL terminal tower, Freedom installed its new POC-MAST™ which provided a quicker and cheaper final connection point. The POC-MAST™ element was delivered as part of the contestable works for UK Power Networks.

Freedom engaged their multi-disciplinary team to undertake the full turnkey design and build of this connection. The design, wayleave and installation teams worked closely together to ensure efficiency throughout the project to successfully meet the clients demands for this complex double-circuit connection. The project has been completed without any safety incidents and the contestable elements satisfactorily adopted by UK Power Networks without any loss of supplies to existing customers.

The Challenges

  • Multiple land owners, local authority and planning consents to negotiate for the installation of the 8km 132kV cable route and 132kV POC-MAST™ at the connection point
  • ICP design acceptance and adoption by UK Power Networks for the POC-MAST™
  • Negotiated access to UK Power Networks network to meet limited outage window available for POC-MAST™ connection
  • Complex data centre private network with the ability to export generated electricity.