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Scottish engineering firm scores biggest contract to date

by Sion Geschwindt
Scottish engineering firm scores its biggest contract to date

McGowan Environmental Engineering has secured a £7.2m contract from Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) to deliver 81-kilometres of 33kV cabling to two wind turbine sites.

These projects will involve the installation of new single-circuit and triple-circuit underground cabling as well as fibre-optic cable, to connect Burn of Whilk in Caithness and Moy near Inverness to the grid.

Works on the installation of the high-voltage underground cabling started at Burn of Whilk recently with the Moy project due to commence in the coming weeks.

The nine turbine Burn of Whilk wind farm is owned and operated by Eneco UK and has a generating capacity of 22.5MW (12,500 households).

Moy Wind Farm has 20 turbines and is also operated by Eneco UK.

Rory Black, spokesperson for McGowan Environmental Engineering, said: “We have recently made a considerable investment to secure new and innovative cabling equipment.

“This technology allows us to provide a more efficient and effective service, reducing time and cost for the client while also minimising the environmental impact across sensitive landscapes.”

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