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Hunterston Converter Station, Ayrshire

Hunterston Convertor Station, Ayrshire

John Sisk & Sons

Working in partnership with clients John Sisk & Sons, this project is the Scottish part of the National Grid and Scottish Power Western Link project.   Once complete this facility will help bring the renewable energy from Scotland to the remainder of the UK by transmitting the power through the Convertor Station to a sub-sea cable before being connected to the grid again at Deeside Flintshire. The site is approximately 400m by 200m, and consists of pad foundations, ground slabs, fire walls and retaining walls.

Included in the works is a transformer firewall which will be constructed using 6.5m high traditional formwork and then an RMD Ascent climbing formwork.  The Ascent system will be the first project in Scotland to adopt it and will be controlled by Murform.  The wall is approximately 100m long by 25m high, and includes stepped retaining buttress walls.  These large works were carried out in congested areas with numerous trades working alongside each other with approximately 300 operatives on site so Health & Safety and attention to detail for all involved was vital.

Murform were also contracted to supply lifting equipment for all non under-slung materials, a full time Health and Safety Officer and all other associated supervision.

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