Strukton wins the Dutch substation bundle

It’s certainly one of two firms whose ideas for 110/150 kV high-voltage substations shall be examined by the TenneT community operator. Design work will start this month in September and the undertaking is predicted to be accomplished by the top of 2021.

Over the subsequent ten years, greater than 100 high-voltage substations within the Netherlands should be changed as a result of they’ve reached the top of their service life. The development of those substations requires a brand new normal, in keeping with present necessities.

The community supervisor TenneT has determined to implement this renovation in phases and can start with two parcels. Strukton and Croonwolter & Dros have gained the respective provides for these parcels and can every renovate a plot in keeping with their very own idea.

After one 12 months, TenneT will examine each ideas to find out which one is greatest. The remaining 110/150 kV high-voltage substations shall be subsequently renovated in accordance with the chosen idea or a mix of each.

Strukton said that its design meets the three necessities specified by TenneT: the design should be modular, it should change into the brand new normal for the remaining high-voltage substations and it should be protected for the technicians who work there. The corporate determined to work with skids: chassis on which excessive voltage parts are mounted. The skates shall be constructed upfront, after which a particular provider will transport them within the facility. The one factor to do is to attach the skates. This method is quick and protected, Strukton mentioned. In case of malfunction, the pad can simply be faraway from the set up and technicians can then carry out their work in a safe space.

The profitable design of Strukton was developed via a multidisciplinary cooperation effort with Oranjewoud NV. Strukton Programs shall be chargeable for all excessive voltage engineering and management work in addition to the event and implementation of the software program. Antea is engaged in cybersecurity and environmental administration work and permits. Strukton Rolling Inventory will construct the management packing containers and Strukton Civiel shall be chargeable for all civil works together with excavations, foundations and web site preparation.

Strukton will begin engaged on the detailed design in September. All preparatory work should be accomplished inside 9 months, together with the event of a manufacturing corridor for skates and management packing containers, in addition to high-voltage parts: integration, software program improvement, license functions and building of a take a look at mannequin. The primary substation should be prepared for implementation within the first quarter of 2020. This could take 5 to 6 months. The three excessive voltage substations as an entire should be prepared by the top of 2021.

Developments equivalent to good grids, distributed energy technology, micro-grids and information facilities are making the 110/150 kV grid – the transportation community – more and more essential, Strukton mentioned. Present substitute methods don’t take note of new challenges and developments, he added. Getting ready substations for the long run requires a excessive substitute charge. "That is solely actually doable if we standardize our 110/150 kV substations," Strukton mentioned.

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