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Electrical substation design

Experienced, professional support

Our civil engineering team can undertake all aspects of high voltage electrical substation design, civil layout and installation, from early planning and investigation to project management of plant installation within live substation environments.

Our substation civil layout engineers will co-ordinate with the electrical substation design team to assess all substation layout options to ensure the most cost effective and practical installation solution.

We will undertake detailed analysis to identify civil and structural risks identified and will design the civil and structural works to mitigate risk within the project planning stage. We will provide a civil pre-tender solution which thereby minimises change and associated impact on time, cost and quality.

Our early substation layout planning and option engineering includes the following services designed to minimise project risk through:-

  • Carrying out site investigation works to confirm existing ground conditions and to assess condition and layout of existing structures to enable selection of the optimum layout solution.
  • Co-ordinating wayleave and easement negotiations to minimise any associated risks to cost and programme
  • Liaison with third parties such as the Local Authority, Environment Agency, Network Rail and others to ensure their full cooperation prior to the tender stage.
  • Production of detailed technical reports to enable preparation of preliminary estimates for project approval.

Our civil engineering team have numerous years of experience working within all areas of the utility industry. Previous substation installation projects range from Distribution substations up to 132kV GIS substations, across in-situ and off-line installation of switchgear and transformers

Our construction solutions include the following services designed to assist with smooth running of site works through:-

  • Preparation of tender drawings and documentation
  • Technical assessment of tender returns
  • Programming of proposed works to incorporate local network constraints and site specific limitations
  • Monitoring construction progress
  • Inspection of completed works
  • As-Built surveys of completed works

In addition to electrical substation design and other related activities we are experienced in refurbishment, survey, design and installation of cable support structures and cable tunnels.

EDES clients within the utility sector include Electricity North West (ENW), Iberdrola (Scottish Power) and MSVE.

For further information on electrical substation design, contact us today.

Electrical substation design, High voltage substation

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