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McGowan to deliver 33kV cabling in Scotland

McGowan Environmental Engineering has been awarded contracts worth £7.2m to deliver 81km of 33kV cabling in Scotland. The contracts for Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) Distribution are at Burn of Whilk (Caithness) and Moy (near Inverness). The cabling project provides a grid connection from the wind farms which will comprise installation of new single-circuit and triple-circuit underground cabling plus fibre-optic cable – as well as cross-bonding and intermediate earthing – in the rural land.

McGowan stated that it has recently made a considerable investment to obtain new and innovative cabling equipment that permits it to provide a more efficient 33kV cabling in Scotland, lowering time and cost for the client while also minimising the environmental effects across sensitive landscapes. The high-voltage underground installation works for the 33kV cabling in Scotland started at Burn of Whilk with the Moy scheme due to start in the coming weeks.

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Burn of Whilk Wind Farm.
Located South of Wick, Burn of Whilk Wind Farm is owned and run by Eneco UK. The nine turbine wind farm has a power capacity of 22.5MW. The wind farm started its full operational in September 2015. It has the ability to generate the equivalent energy needs of 12,500 households per year. Moy Wind Farm has got 20 turbines and is also managed by Eneco UK.

With headquarters in Inverness, Scotland, Eneco UK has a large portfolio in solar and wind assets in the UK with a generating output capacity of over 200 MW, supporting different local communities. Eneco UK has also made vital inroads into the UK renewables industry, setting up its credentials through supply contracts and partnerships with some of the country’s largest companies like Mars, Heineken and Unilever.

McGowan Environmental Engineering Ltd started in 2009 and is headquartered in Aviemore, within the Cairngorms National Park. The company has rised to be a one of the respected contractors, with clients from both public and private sectors and a proven record in offering civil and environmental engineering schemes across the UK & Ireland.

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