Portobello Substation

  • Sector:Energy
  • Client:Scottish Power Energy Network
  • Location:Portobello, Edinburgh
  • Value:£435k

Barhale were required to remove, demolish and replace a SGT2A, 275/33kV, 90MVA transformer with a 120MVA unit at a substation located approximately 5km east of Edinburgh City Centre, to ensure that the future maximum demand is met.

Undertaking this work brought additional working constraints with regards to working in and around a live substation and poor ground
conditions that required innovative design solutions and stakeholder liaison. Due to the adverse ground conditions, Barhale used a pilling
system for heavily loaded structures. Through using such expertise and experience of working in this environment, Barhale were able to
mitigate potential risks and facilitated the success of the project.