GOLDBECK Solar completes a 49.6 megawatt ground-mounted power plant in Melksham, England, within 4 month

5/26/16, 3:00 PM -

GOLDBECK Solar connected Sandridge Solar Park to the grid on schedule. The 49.6 megawatt open land plant in Melksham, Wiltshire was constructed within 4 months last winter and spring. In addition to overseeing the plant’s construction, GOLDBECK managed the planning and implementation of the associated 132 kilovolt substation.

The large solar array needs a high voltage substation for grid connection.

The project was fully financed by GOLDBECK and is the largest photovoltaic project constructed by the general contractor to-date, with Parley Solar Park in Bournemouth (installed capacity of 37.3 MW) being its next largest. Main project components include inverter stations from Schneider and solar modules from S-Energy and Canadian Solar. “GOLDBECK continues to demonstrate the reliability and customer-oriented flexibility of its technological spectrum,” commented Joachim Goldbeck, Managing Director of GOLDBECK Solar, about construction of the Sandridge high voltage substation.

GOLDBECK Solar was founded in 2001 as a subsidiary of the construction and services group GOLDBECK. The company offers a unique connection between construction management and solar power plants: an integrated approach from one source. In particular focus are the planning, implementation and servicing of rooftop and open land power plants – domestically and abroad – as well as the development of system-based energy solutions for commercial and industrial buildings. The company has constructed more than 500 power plants, with approximately 600 MW in operation. (HS)