Onshore Wind Farm Case Study | Aggreko UK

Aggreko powers Irish mine during wind farm connection


Wind farm next to zinc mine required connection to the national grid. Also new transformers needed replacing at mine. Without 19 MW of power the mine would flood and extraction of €1.5 million/day of zinc and lead would stop.

Aggreko's solution

Aggreko provided 25 x 1250 kVA generators, 5 x 6.3 MVA transformers, a 6 MW loadbank, electrical distribution equipment and 375,000 litres of fuel. Equipment was transported in and commissioned to provide power for 5 continuous days.

Why was Aggreko chosen?

The mine shutdown, restarted and ran as normal on 20 MW of temporary power from Aggreko, with no loss of production.

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