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Ventus Energy invests six-figures in specialist control centre for onshore and offshore wind

Ventus Energy invests six-figures in specialist control centre for onshore and offshore wind


High voltage engineering specialist, Ventus Energy, has invested a six-figure sum in a new state-of-the-art HV control centre at its Belfast base in Northern Ireland. This facility provides 24/7 system surveillance and electrical safety coordination to networks worldwide, strengthening the company’s operations and maintenance division.

The new control room, which currently manages more than 3.2GW of energy across onshore and offshore wind, battery energy storage, solar and floating, is designed to enhance control centre operations, providing secure, scalable and efficient solutions for its clients’ network management.

With advanced remote response capabilities, the facility can quickly address any faults, restoring assets to operational status where possible or de-energising them before senior authorised persons (SAPs) are deployed to site. This swift action mitigates risks and significantly reduces costs for clients.

Rauri Maguire, director of commercial operations at Ventus Energy said: “The control room is the nucleus of our operations and maintenance division, and this investment represents a major leap forward in our capability to manage and monitor HV electrical systems for our clients.  

“It provides us with visibility of our clients’ networks and our investment in hardware and software within the control room allows us to scale our operations easily to meet the demands of the market. This enables us to react very quickly, with a high quality service, which is unique within this sector.”

Equipped with advanced technology including a 6.5m video wall and a 7” touch panel ensuring intuitive control over screen functions, the facility is also connected to an uninterruptible power supply (UPS), ensuring no downtime in the event of a mains supply loss.

Ryan Henderson, executive director at Ventus Energy added: “What’s great about the control room is we don’t believe there is anything else like it in the market. It's exciting to show our clients the service we provide and what they're getting in return for trusting us to manage their high voltage infrastructure and critical assets.”

Ventus Energy specialises in a range of high voltage services including operations and maintenance, electrical safety management and coordination, high and extra high voltage jointing and is a preferred supplier for onshore and subsea cable repair. With a proven track record in the energy sector, the organisation is trusted for its breadth of skills and competencies for both the offshore and onshore markets.

To find out more about Ventus Energy’s control centre services, visit: https://www.ventusenergy.com/solutions/hv-control-room-services

To find out more about Ventus Energy, visit https://www.ventusenergy.com/

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Published: 13-06-2024

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