ABB 220kV & 110kV GIS Installations


Project Name:
220kV & 110kV GIS Installations

  • Ballyvouskill 220kV S/S
  • Ballynahulla 220kV S/S
  • Ballyvouskill 110kV S/S
  • Ballynahulla 110kV S/S



ABB 220kV & 110kV GIS Installations

Gridpower was selected to work with ABB Ireland in the delivery of ESB Networks roll out of 6 new 220 kV GIS Substations in the south west of Ireland.

Work includes the Site Management & Installation of ABB 220kV and 110kV GIS Switchgear in two substations Ballynahulla and Ballyvouskill.  Both sites had similar switchgear arrangements, totalling 48 bays as detailed below;

220 & 110kV Switchgear consisted of;

  • 6 off – feeder bays
  • 2 off – transformer bays
  • 2 off – end coupler bays
  • 2 off – sectionalising bays

Grid Power has completed the installation of 36 of the 48 bays to date.

GP overall responsibilities include:

  • Site Management
  • Accepting delivery and offloading switchgear
  • Crane hire and management of lift operation
  • Gantry crane operation and Management
  • Switchgear Installation & Assembly
  • Vacuum and Gas Treatment of Switchgear Compartments
  • Multicore Cabling
  • Stage 1 Commissioning of all GIS Equipment

H&S Responsibility:

Gridpower interfaced with main contractor on all safety aspects associated with the GIS Installations.



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