New Connection - Moy Park
Provision of both design and installation services and fulfilment of a total turnkey solution for both the off site electrical connection works and the onsite infrastructure, drawing on resources from both EME Power Connections acting as the Independent Connection Provider (ICP) and EME Power Systems to design and build the on site infrastructure.
When Moy Park first asked us to assist with a new HV metered supply to a major project in Newark we were delighted to help. Electrically, the scheme was a typical one for us – a large capacity high voltage connection. We were, of course, able to provide both design and installation services and fulfil a total turnkey solution for both the off site electrical connection works and the onsite infrastructure, drawing on resources from both EME Power Connections acting as the Independent Connection Provider (ICP) and EME Power Systems to design and build the on site infrastructure.
Being involved from initial conception meant that we were able to guide and shape our element of the project and so minimise cost and delay.
A point of connection (POC) suitable for 2500 kVA load was required and with the site being on the other side of the A1 to the designated POC point of connection it was obvious from the outset that the scheme was going to pose numerous engineering challenges!
Nevertheless, our engineering team ensured that the best advice and most cost efficient solutions were sought and that effective coordination between all organisations involved in the project took place. This ensured that our client’s needs were met, potential problems foreseen before they could impact, and costs spiralling or delay in programme were prevented.
Rising to the challenge and with the design brief confirmed we explored possible alternative cable routes; it was apparent though that the only viable route was to be under the A1.
In conjunction with our established thrust boring partner, technical calculations were completed and the shortest possible crossing under the carriageways determined. Necessary consents and permissions were then obtained for the project.
Throughout all of this time we were simultaneously completing design work, now with the added dimension of providing standby generation for the site.
On receipt of approvals from Highways England and all legal agreements in place we moved to the construction phase of the project.
The works dictated that a safe working zone be created on the median strip dividing the entry and exit slip roads with the A1 / A17 southbound carriageway. With a safe working zone established, traffic management, signing and guarding positioned the thrust boring rig could be positioned under the protection of an Impact Protection Vehicle. Only then could the 125 metre length of thrust boring commence diagonally underneath the A1.
Our programme of work was complete within just 4 weeks thanks to the detailed planning and organisation that took place, meaning that all the work, commissioning and energisation took place ahead of programme.
"EME Power Systems helped us from the outset on this project ensuring all complexities were dealt with in a timely fashion. The quality of workmanship was excellent and I was very impressed with the level of service we received."