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Renewable Resources
Project Management
Field Services
Electrical Engineering Studies
Project Title: 
Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) Intertie Substation and 34.5kV collection system, Black Rock (Parrsboro), Nova Scotia, power system conceptual, preliminary, and detailed design and site development, project management and project cost estimating.
Services We Provided: 
- Electrical Engineering Studies
- Design and Specifications
- Field Services
- Project Management
Project Description

Project involved the preparation of conceptual, preliminary and detailed designs, project management of electrical works, implementation of testing, and commissioning program and operational testing for the development of a 5MVA, 13.8kV-25kV substation (provision for 30MVA, 34.5kV-138kV) and related 34.5kV underground/subsea generation collection system, development of substation installed costs, electrical, civil and structural systems.

Scope of Work

The specific scope of the project included the following elements:

  • Coordinated meetings with FORCE, Nova Scotia Power Inc. and the Berth-Holders to discuss in general terms the project intention and to establish/identify the point of physical interconnection (POI) of the in-stream tidal power derived generation system to the utility system
  • Prepared a detailed 13.8kV-25kV power system single line protection, control, and metering diagram which included a 5/6.667MVA, 13.8kV-25kV intertie substation and 13.8kV (built to 34.5kV) collection system, and all associated power systems, protection, control, metering, and SCADA interfaces
  • Prepared detailed installed cost estimates, detailed design drawing packages for the construction of all substation and collection system project-related electrical power system equipment including bulk power system, grounding, protection, control, metering, SCADA, teleprotection, telecontrol, and all related civil/structural requirements for substation site development.
  • Provided construction management services and implemented a detailed electrical testing and commissioning and operational testing program for the intertie substation and collection system (ongoing project)
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