Smith Brothers wins ICP contract for CHP facility

High-voltage power contractor Smith Brothers has secured an Independent Connection Provider (ICP) contract with sustainable energy specialist P3P Partners.

Smith Brothers wins ICP contract for CHP facility

This marks the electrical engineering firm’s first foray into the fast-growing combined heat and power (CHP) market.

Having been appointed by P3P as the ICP for a new CHP facility in North Yorkshire, Smith Brothers will be responsible for delivering an 11kV connection to the local distribution network, handling all contestable elements on behalf of the distribution network operator (DNO), Northern Powergrid.

The scheme of works will comprise the design, installation and commissioning of a 300m 11kV cable route from the Point of Connection (POC) to Point of Supply (POS) and the establishment of a new NPg substation enclosure – including all earthing and civils aspects, plus the development of a Ring Main Unit (RMU) and Metering Unit (MU).

Commenting on the partnership, P3P’s project manager Evan Thomson said: “We were introduced to Smith Brothers by a third party and had heard good things about the team’s efficient project management and delivery on similar connection assignments. We’re looking forward to working with the team on this and subsequent schemes.”

Dave Ogden, commercial director at Smith Brothers, added: “We’re no strangers to complex renewables assignments, having completed over 50 large-scale connections in the past year alone. But this is our first venture into the CHP arena, so we’re thrilled to be welcoming P3P into our growing client portfolio and working alongside one of the sector’s biggest players.”


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