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Tween Bridge Wind Farm

Electrical Contractor Proposal


SEC Project Reference: M1665

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1.0 Project Overview 2

1.1 Work-scope 2

1.1.1 60MVA Generator Transformers 2

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1.1.2 33kV Switchgear 2

1.1.3 Transformers 3

1.1.4 Wind Farm 33 kV Cables 3

1.1.5 LV Control (including SCADA) 3

1.1.6 LV Power Supply 3

1.1.7 Earthing and Lightning Protection 4

1.1.8 Substation Fit-Out 4

1.1.9 Statcom/Grid Code Compliance Hardware 4

1.1.10 Inspection, Testing and Commissioning 4

2.0 Programme of Works 5

3.0 Compliance with Specification 6

3.1 Management of Electrical Installation 6

3.2 Management of Electrical Design 6

4.0 Proposed Maintenance Arrangements 6

5.0 Delivery 7

6.0 Terms and Conditions of Contract 7

7.0 Work-scope Clarifications 7

8.0 Tender Pricing Schedule 8

9.0 Schedule of Rates 9

10.0 Payment Terms

1.0 Project Overview

Our proposal includes for the electrical infrastructure, system design and installation for
Tween Bridge Wind Farm as detailed below.

1.1 Work-scope
Our proposal comprises of the electrical scope of works as described in the tender
documents and includes:

a) Supply and installation of wind farm 33kV switchboard

b) Supply and installation of turbine 33kV switchgear
c) 33kV Cables between turbines, and from the first turbine to the substation.

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d) 33kV Cables between the wind farm switchboard and the DNO switchboard
e) Fibre optic SCADA cabling between turbines, and from the first turbine to the
f) Switchgear closing and tripping supply
g) Site earthing and lightning protection systems
h) Substation fit-out, including lighting, small power, fire alarms, security alarms, voice
and data.

In addition to the above, there are some elements of the work-scope which
still require clarification therefore we have provided provisional sums for the
following items:

i) Works associated with 60MVA Generation Transformer, including supply and

installation of the YEDL 33kV switchboard
j) 66kV cable termination materials
k) Substation UPS
l) CCTV system around substation

1.1.1 60MVA Generator Transformers

The scope of works associated with the 33kV/66kV transformer is not clear from the enquiry
documents. We have therefore allowed a provisional sum allowance within our offer for this

Within the substation, we have allowed for a 2-panel, 33kV DNO switchboard. This board
will be equipped with an incoming isolator and a wind farm circuit breaker. In the absence
of a detailed specification and specific YEDL requirements, we have provided a provisional
sum for this item within the generator transformer provisional sum.

1.1.2 33kV Switchgear

Our offer includes for a wind farm switchboard consisting of a DNO interface circuit breaker,
two wind farm circuit breakers and an auxiliary transformer feeder. The wind farm
switchboard will be controlled from a remote control panel located in the wind farm control

In order to minimise costs, we have allowed for a circuit breaker at every turbine. In the
absence of fault level information we are unable to make an assessment of compliance with
P28. We have therefore made an allowance for a total of six sectionalising switches. This
will ensure that no more than three turbine transformers are energised simultaneously. In
the event that the P28 study indicates that additional sectionalisers are required, then these
can be supplied at additional cost.

1.1.3 Transformers

We have made no allowance for any works associated with the turbine transformers.

1.1.4 Wind Farm 33kV cables

Our system design divides the site into two circuits of eleven turbines. SEC will supply,
install and terminate 33kV cables. Cables will be 1-core unarmoured, having aluminium
conductors, XLPE insulation, copper wire screen, PE outer sheath according to BS7870
4.10. Cable cross-sectional areas have been based on soil thermal resistivity of 1.2
oCm/W. Should the actual values on site result in a requirement to alter the cable selection
then we would reserve the option to adjust our costs accordingly. From the information

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available we cannot make an accurate assessment of cable route lengths. Our costs are
therefore based on a total 33kV cable quantity as follows:

70 mm2 3 x 1c x 7,300m

120 mm2 3 x 1c x 3,200m

500 mm2 3 x 1c x 2,650m

Should the actual length installed, exceed these lengths we would reserve the option to
adjust our costs accordingly.

1.1.5 LV Control (Including SCADA)

As our offer is based on Siemens’ turbines, our fibre system offer is consists of a ring
topology of 12-fibre, single-mode (9/125) cable. The cable will be supplied within a 32mm
HDPE duct.

Within the substation we have allowed for a comprehensive network of control cabling
between the various items of wind farm hardware such as 33kV switchgear, wind farm
SCADA, DNO interface, tariff metering, etc.

1.1.6 LV Power Supply

A 33kV/230V, 50kVA transformer will be supplied, from which all low voltage supplies will
be derived for the substation building.

We have also allowed for an LV supply from the nearest turbine to the met mast. It is
assumed that this supply will be provided at the turbine by Siemens.

1.1.7 Earthing and Lightning Protection

We have provided costs for the earth loops around each turbine and the main earth
network cabling. The earthing design is based on a resistance earthed scheme. Should the
33kV network neutral/earth link be solid, the earthing system price may require to be

A site earth resistivity survey will be carried out by SEC on which the detailed design of the
earthing scheme will be based.

Earthing will be provided generally in accordance with the requirements of the enquiry
document. All main cable runs will have a copper earth conductor installed at the bottom of
the cable trench. Around each turbine tower an earth system shall be installed, consisting
of two rings of buried conductor, linked to the tower at two points. A system of earthing will
interconnect the main tower structure, tower earth bar and transformer earth bar.

Our proposal includes for the installation of a bare earth conductor to be installed within the
main 33kV cable trench throughout the site. All necessary materials for joints and
interconnections will be supplied. Our design is based on the premise that the earth
conductors linking turbines together form an integral part of the earth electrode system.
The link conductors may be supplemented by either rod or horizontal electrodes at the
turbine, and this is the item covered by our provisional sum. Test links will be installed at
both ends of each link conductor to enable the testing of an individual turbine earth system,
which will include the link conductors to adjacent turbines.

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In view of the absence of soil resistivity figures, the cost of turbine earth electrodes may
require to be reviewed following production of the earth study.

1.1.8 Substation Fit-Out

Our costs allow for the fit-out of a building 288m2 in floor area. This includes heating,
lighting (internal/external/emergency), small power, control, voice and data, fire alarm and
intruder alarm

1.1.9 Statcom/Grid Code Compliance Hardware

No allowance has been made for any hardware which may be required to facilitate
compliance of the wind turbines with any aspect of Grid Code or Distribution Code

1.1.10 Inspection, Testing and Commissioning

All inspections, checks and tests will be carried out as are necessary to demonstrate full
compliance with the Client’s requirements and all applicable manufacturers' specifications
and recommendations. As far as practicable, inspection, checks and tests will be carried
out as an ongoing activity during the course of the installation. It is envisaged that the
following specific tests will be carried out:-

 Earth Electrode Tests

 33kV Cable Tests
 Switchgear Tests
Earth Electrode tests will consist of testing the electrode associated with each turbine. The
method used will be the four-point Wenner method. Measured values will be checked
against calculated values.

33kV cable tests will consist of:

• Visual checks for damage and core identification

• Initial validation and phasing by use of a 5000V megger insulation resistance tester
• sheath testing and dc pressure testing according to manufacturer’s recommendations
Switchgear testing will entail:

• verification of the equipment integrity by means of insulation resistance,

• by dc pressure testing
• control circuits will have their function and integrity proven end-to-end.
• CTs, VTs and protection relays will have all functionality verified by injection testing
• Checking of earth connections and mechanical state
• Satisfactory labelling

Following completion of testing the equipment to be commissioned will be certified as ready

and handed over in a staged manner as necessary to meet the construction programme. It
is proposed that Scottish Hydro Contracting will provide an Authorised Person who will be
responsible for the preparation of Site Safety Rules, Switching Schedules, Permits to Work,
Sanctions for Test and all associated safety documentation and for all necessary liaison
with DNO/TSO and Client. We have allowed for a period of 2 weeks for this activity. In the

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event that the SAP’s presence is required beyond this period then additional costs will be

Documentation will be provided in the form of test certificates and operating and
maintenance manuals.

2.0 Programme of Works

The longest-delivery item is the main 33kV switchgear, which is quoted as 26 weeks. 33kV
and fibre-optic cables are subject to a 20-week lead time.

Our prelim costs are based on a 22-week on-site programme. The costs will require to be
reviewed should the on-site programme exceed this period.

3.0 Compliance with Specification

3.1 Management of Electrical Installations

SEC will undertake the management of the design and build contract. SEC will carry out
the system design, installation, testing and commissioning, although selected elements may
be subcontracted to ensure efficient project execution and best value for money for the

3.2. Management of Electrical Design

SEC will provide the drawings and calculations to enable the construction of the electrical
scope within the wind farm.

We have made an allowance in our offer for electrical studies to demonstrate the adequacy
of the equipment within our scope of supply. The studies for which we have made an
allowance are as follows:

Fault level
Hardware selection, taking into account equipment thermal rating
Protection discrimination
Earthing and lightning protection

The scope of work within the Electrical Contractors package is limited and will have little or
no effect on Grid Code compliance. We can therefore not accept full responsibility for this
item. In view of the Turbine Contractor’s responsibilities in this area, we have made no
allowance for completion or submission of a User Data Library, although we would be
happy to provide costs for carrying out this function. Similarly, we have made no allowance
for the following studies:

- Load flow and voltage regulation

- Reactive power capability
- Voltage control
- Frequency control
- Fault ride-through
- G5/4
We would be happy to provide costs for the above studies should they be required.

4.0 Proposed Maintenance Arrangements

SEC has a team of personnel who carry out maintenance on high voltage equipment
across the UK. For the three-year maintenance contract period for Tween Bridge Wind
Farm we would propose to pay quarterly visits to carry out visual inspections of switchgear

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and transformers. On an annual basis we would implement secondary injection testing of
the main 33kV switchboard. Testing of earth electrodes would be carried out annually.
5.0 Delivery
Our costs include for all procurement activities necessary for the acquisition of the
specified equipment and materials.

6.0 Term and Conditions of Contract

We would request a full review of any proposed contractual arrangements prior to

any order being placed.

7.0 Work-scope Clarifications

For clarity, and to avoid doubt, we have specifically excluded the following items from our
tender. Where reference is made to the exclusion of supply and installation of a specific
item, then the testing and commissioning of that item is also considered to be excluded.

a) Supply and erection of wind turbine generators

b) Supply and installation of turbine transformers
c) Supply and installation of any wind farm meteorological masts and
associated equipment.
d) Supply and installation of the LV power and control cabling between the
transformers and the turbine.
e) Supply and installation of the LV power and control cabling in the turbine towers
between the turbine nacelle and the turbine control panel at the bottom of the tower
f) Supply and installation of LV control equipment within the turbine towers
g) Supply and installation of earthing/bonding inside each turbine tower between the
generator and the respective tower earthing points only.
h) Supply and installation of lighting and small power within each of the turbine
i) Supply and installation of four quadrant Code of Practice metering for the windfarm.
j) External voice and data services to the site
k) Supply and installation of 690V fused switches and/or circuit breakers at turbines
l) Installation of free-issue materials
m) Negotiation of, and payment for, wayleave agreements
n) Payments to other parties for provision of electrical connection(s) to site.
o) Payments to other parties for LV supply to grid connection point
p) Additional works specified by DNO in order to comply with conditions imposed by
q) Control building mechanical ventilation, air conditioning and dehumidification
r) Fire extinguishers, fire blankets
s) Plumbing, fittings and sanitary ware
t) Control building furniture
u) VLF testing of 33kV cables
v) SCADA computer, I/O hardware, software and associated UPS
w) Excavation, sanding and backfilling of cable routes, including associated materials
such as warning tapes, cable tiles and sealing of cable ducts.

We would also point out that our costs include for the submission of one set of drawings for
comments. Any comments or revisions would be incorporated and the drawings issued for
construction. Should any drawing require to be re-issued as a result of late or inconsistent
comments received, additional changes may be implemented.

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Tender Pricing Schedule


1 Studies and Calculations £62,422.00

Design, Supply, installation and Testing of all 20Kv cabling and
2 systems £418,212.00

Design, Supply, installation and Testing of all control/instrumentation/SCADA

3 cabling , including joints, termination kits, marshalling boxes, cable tray and £56,522.00
cable protection

Design, Supply, installation and Testing, commissioning of all Wind Farm

4 20Kv Switchgear and associated current transformers and Voltage £667,284.00

Design, Supply, installation and Testing, commissioning of the G59

5 protection panels and associated protection required for the Electrical system £87,540.00

Design, Supply, installation and Testing, commissioning of the Substation

6 DC power supply with 48 hr back up for the 20 Kv protection panel
Included in 8

Design, Supply, installation and Testing, of all the earthing systems

7 for the works £117,866.00

Integration of the LV supply into the Tween Bridge Substation LV power

distribution system including a manual change over panel to
8 allow £136,402.00
conection of a temporary generator when required

Design, Supply, installation and Testing, of all the lightning protection ground
9 systems as required for the WTGs Tween Bridge Substation and any
Met Masts Included in 7

Design, Supply, installation and Testing, of all small power and lighting
10 systems within the Tween Bridge Substation Fit out £117,126.00

All Subststion telephone points, internal telephone cabling and telephone

11 Isolator units as required
Included in

Design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the Substation

12 Fire alarm system Included in

Design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the Substation

13 Intruder alarm system
Included in

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Site facilities, Transportation and Other
14 Requirements £48,651.40

15 Project Management of the Works £9,500.00

16 Other Electrical works: £35,600.00

3yr Maintenance £55,600.00


9.0 Schedule of Rates

Charges for Technical Staff

Senior Grade
Principal Electrical Engineer £ 64.50
Electrical Design Engineer £ 55.60
Senior Commissioning Engineer £ 64.50
Senior Service Staff £ 48.00
Site Managers £ 64.50
Senior Assistant Grade
Commissioning Engineer £ 55.60
Assistant Site Managers £ 55.60
Electrical Site Supervision £ 42.00
Assistant Grade
Junior Engineers £ 38.00
CAD Operator £ 38.00
Staff Foremen - Grade 1
Electrican/Electrical Jointer £ 33.60
Electrical Labourers/Cable Jointers £ 22.40
Technical Staff Car Allowances Per
Mile £ 0.65
Senior Authorised Person
SAP - per Visit to Site £ 746.00

10.0 Payment Terms

Should our submission be of interest, we would be pleased to discuss mutually
acceptable payment terms for the works.

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