Safestand® aides Hunterston Power Station to bring renewable energy to the UK

16/03/2015 – John Sisk & Sons have selected SafeStand® Access Systems as there preferred method for low level access at Hunterston Power Station, Ayrshire.

This is the Scottish part of the National Grid and Scottish Power Western Link project, which will help bring the renewable energy from Scotland to the remainder of the UK by transmitting the power through the Convertor Station to a sub-sea cable before being connected to the grid again at Deeside Flintshire. A converter station is needed to convert the direct current (DC) electricity to alternating current (AC) so that it can be used within the existing electricity transmission system.

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The transformers and other large electrical equipment for the converter station will be installed after being delivered by a specialist haulage company. They will be delivered by barge to the jetty by the wind turbine test facility, and then moved by a specialist transport company for the short distance between the jetty and converter station site.

The site is approximately 400m by 200m and is due for completion later this year.