Electrical Contracting News (ECN) ECN-Nov2017 - Page 22

CONTRACT NEWS LUCECO LIGHTS HERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL ESTATE Luceco and Oakray have provided energy effi cient LED lighting solutions for prominent buildings within the Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) Estate, including a major offi ce lighting upgrade at HCC’s Farnham and Robertson House Buildings in Stevenage. The extensive open plan office facilities were originally lit with 55W PL compact fluorescent luminaires. To meet their objectives, Hertfordshire County Council required a lighting refurbishment where significant cost savings and return on investment could be demonstrated, as well as energy efficiencies made to lower CO2 emissions and a total reduction in maintenance. HCC also recognised the benefits of good lighting and providing ambient surroundings that stimulates a feeling of wellbeing and motivation in the workplace. Luceco was chosen by Oakray as the LED luminaire supplier due to the diversity of the product range, both internal and external and the dramatic reduction in energy consumption. Installed by Oakray, the high effi ciency backlit panels offered an effi cacy of 147 Llm/cW. These qualities allowed for a sizeable reduction in the number of fi ttings helping to provide additional ROI to the project. Platinum downlights were installed in corridors and circulation spaces providing a retrofi t replacement for compact fl uorescent luminaires, offering running cost savings of up to 80%. SMITH BROTHERS POWERS UP THE UK’S BIGGEST BATTERY Power engineering specialist Smith Brothers has contributed its high voltage expertise to powering up the UK’s largest standalone battery storage site. Acting as the Independent Connections Provider (ICP) for the 15MW Lockleaze Fast Frequency Response (FFR) facility in Bristol, the Elland-based fi rm was enlisted by contractor Metka-EGN to carry out the high voltage electrical connections and substation construction. Commissioned by clean energy giant Hazel Capital in partnership with Noriker Power, the project was developed by renewables expert Aura Power. As part of the contract, Smith Brothers was tasked with the design, project management and delivery of the 33kV infrastructural connection to the battery storage facility. The point of connection (POC) was close to the site at the existing Western Power Distribution (WPD) Lockleaze BSP 132/33kV substation, and the fi rm carried out 80m of trenching works to install three single core 33kV 185mm2 CU EPR cables. The 12-strong team was also responsible for the civil design and construction of the 33kV Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) substation for WPD, along with the design, supply, install and commission of the HV internal equipment – including a two- panel NXPlus Siemens switchboard. Further to undertaking the contestable works as the ICP, the electrical engineering fi rm also provided a containerised solution on the private side of the project. This involved fi tting a nine-panel switchboard as well as installing and commissioning the interconnecting cables between the private and DNO sides. MIDDLESEX AEROSPACE SAVES ENERGY WITH GOODLIGHT LED LIGHTING Goodlight has announced that Middlesex Aerospace, a manufacturer of aerospace