Polypipe has supplied over 10km of Ridgiduct Power HV to help connect new wind turbines to the Scottish power grid in Cour.
Wind power is generating an increasing percentage of UK electricity, and the ten new wind turbines at Cour Wind Farm on the Mull of Kintyre, Ayrshire, will provide power to 20,000 homes in Scotland. The project involved installing a network of connected individual 2.05-MW Senvion turbines and a Grid Connection Point, positioned across former agricultural land. The Ridgiduct Power HV cable protection system containing 33kV cabling has been connected from the turbines to the wind farm control building and main power sub-station.
Ridgiduct Power HV was supplied 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 on the site RJ McLeod, on behalf of the client Blue Energy.