This £2.5m project involved the provision of a complete new 33kV/11kV primary substation, fed from the centre of Northampton some 6km away. On-site 33kV switchgear, two 12/24MVA ONAN/OFAF transformers and a primary 11kV switchboard was also provided within a compound.
To enable construction of this compound, Power On supplied detailed designs for both the builders and civil engineers. In addition, the off-site 33kV cable route presented a challenge as it involved a major directional drill beneath both the River Nene and the Grand Union Canal simultaneously.
In tandem with this project, Power On was also awarded the contract to provide an 11kV infrastructure network along the estate’s spine roads, ensuring each future development plot could simply obtain its connection at its site boundary.