"Wind farmn projects can be completed quickly thanks to the availability of high quality products such as Ridgiduct Power HV, which provided us with a robust and easy to install solution. This was a large projectm, and the ability to connect the power for ten wind turbines to a central system will ensure that the wind farm will remain operation for many years to come"
(Alex Souden, Project Manager; RJ McLeod)
Based on a former agricultural land in Cour on on the Mull of Kintye, Argyll and Bute, the new wind farm consists of ten 2.05 megawatt Senvion MM92 wind turbines, which are connected to a Grid Connection Point in order to provide power to more than 20,000 homes in Scotland.
Ridgiduct Power HV was supplied in 6m lengths with a black outer wall and a red inner wall for both high voltage power and communication lines. The system was installed underneath the centre of the wind farm access roads by main contractor RJ MCLeod, on behalf of the client Blue Energy.
Providing a robust alternative to PVCu cable protection, Polypipes Ridgiduct Power HV was installed to connect the wind turbines to the Grid Connection Point, which was specifically designed for use with high voltage power communication cables operating at high tempereatures, Ridgiduct Power HV meets the requirements of ENATS 12-24 class 1 specification for electrical cable ducts.