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Kentish Flats Extension

High Voltage Safety

BACKGROUND

Kentish Flats Extension is on the southern side of the Outer Thames Estuary, located immediately adjacent to the Kentish Flats Offshore Wind Farm.  The site covers an area of approximately 7.8km².

The existing wind farm has been operational since 2005 and consists of 30 x 3MW wind turbines.  The extension has a maximum installed capacity of 49.5MW and comprises of 15 x 3.3 MW turbines. 

  

EDS'S INVOLVEMENT

EDS were responsible for providing a full 'safe system of work'.  This included developing a set of Electrical Safety Rules, providing Senior Authorised Persons and Control Engineers and offering consultancy support. EDS also provided quality assessment and supervision of the onshore export cable installation.

 

 The project was generating clean energy well ahead of schedule and EDS were instrumental in helping them to achieve this. 

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