ESM Power were chosen as the main ICP contractor for a new 33/11kV Primary Substation to support Sherford Town development.

The site

Sherford Primary

The project

To carry out the electrical design, installation and project management of the 33/11kV substation build at Sherford Primary. The project is to support the load for a new development here which will include:

¨ 5,550 high-quality new homes

¨ 84,000 square metres of commercial and retail area

¨ A wide range of community facilities

Our work

Work on this project consisted of many different elements including two new 33/11kV (12/18 MVA) transformers, 33kV switchgear, 11kV switchgear, protection panels, substation earthing and all other works associated with a new primary substation. We also acted as the main principal contractor with responsibility of managing the project in line with CDM regulations including planning, managing, and monitoring all risks on site. We worked with several contractors as well as our own and we ensured that all contractors followed our rigorous safety rules and were aware of all risks. This stringent approach contributed to the success of the project without any reported injuries or accidents.

This site itself was a particular challenge because of the access down a narrow lane. This proved difficult when delivering the transformers and switchgear but ESM Power overcame these obstacles to complete the project in time.

The new primary substation has a shared building with dedicated rooms and contains equipment owned and operated by Western Power Distribution (WPD) and GTC as the IDNO.