Keltbray, a leading UK specialist engineering business, today announces it has been awarded a £10m renewables contract to deliver the design and construction of a windfarm connection for SSEN Transmission at Limekiln, Caithness in the Highlands of Scotland.

The project will be delivered by Keltbray as Principal Contractor and the scope includes all civil and electrical design and build elements associated with the connection, including:

  • A new 132kV sub-station – foundations, building, access roads, M&E and all electrical equipment
  • A 5km 132kV wood pole overhead line including forestry enabling works / tree felling to clear a route for the overhead line
  • 1km of 132kv cable laid from the overhead line into SSEN Transmission’s 132/275kv sub-station at Douneray
  • Environmental management of the site

The contract was awarded at the end of February with on-site construction expected to commence in July ’22. The target energisation date for the windfarm is April ’24.

Liam McMyler, Operations Director, Distribution & Transmission at Keltbray, said: “This is an opportunity that we have been working on for over twelve months and the award represents a significant milestone in our strategy to become a major player in the UK Renewable Energy market. The project scope provides us with an ideal opportunity to demonstrate our ability to deliver projects of this scale using our highly skilled, in-house resources where possible”.



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About Keltbray

Keltbray is a leading multi-disciplinary engineering and construction services business, offering a uniquely integrated delivery capability spanning key phases of the client value chain.

Keltbray provides certainty of outcome for prestigious public and private sector clients often in highly regulated markets like rail and energy, contributing to the development and maintenance of Britain’s rapidly changing economic and social infrastructure.

Our professionally accredited teams of engineering and construction professionals take pride in delivering safely and sustainably to enhance, upgrade and decarbonise our clients’ capital assets.