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Stowbridge Farm, Stretham


Stowbridge Farm, Stretham

Stowbridge Farm, Stretham

Contract Value: £850,000
Location: Stretham, near Ely

Playfords were engaged after a competitive tendering exercise to undertake all of the DC installation works for this 25Mw Solar Farm.

We Connected & installed:

  • >94,600 Solar PV panels
  • >425,000 metres of solar cabling between the panels and the sub combiner boxes
  • >20,000 metres of DC mains cabling from the sub combiners to the inverters
  • 173 Sub Combiners were installed and connected
  • 25 x 1Mw inverters were installed and connected

The installation was completed in nine weeks beginning in February 2014 through to 31st March 2014 and during the first four weeks of the installation the weather was the wettest ever recorded, which severely hampered our progress. The project involved an enormous level of resources, project management and co-ordination in order to complete the works on-time and due to the severe site conditions the areas where we were able to work were dictated to us by the weather and the condition on the ground resulting in the constant re-allocation of programmed activities.

The project was fully recovered and the time made up during the remaining 4-5 weeks enabling the successful completion and handover of the project within the required deadlines.

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