Students from the BEng in Electrical Engineering at WIT recently visited the Slievecallan Wind Farm Development in Co. Clare.
The trip was facilitated by past student of the program Vladamir Krot who is resident engineer on site with Suir Engineering. The 22 million euro project for WCRE Developments is being undertaken by Suir Engineering and will be completed by July this year, just 20 months from start to finish.
While on site the students were shown one of the 30No. 2.5MW wind turbine bases, given a tour of the 2No. 116 mVA transformers and associated switchgear. Commissioning of the power and control systems within the 110kv Eirgrid Compound was taking place on site while the students were present. The students also got the opportunity to witness one of the 110kv cable joints being made off and to see some of the 31km of 110kv underground cable being installed between Slievecallan and Ennis.
The WIT lecturers and students would like to thank Suir Engineering and their many representatives on site for this extremely informative tour of the facility.
Study the BEng in Electrical Engineering at WIT
The BEng in Electrical Engineering at WIT is a three year level 7 degree in Electrical Engineering. The course is designed to fully equip the students with the skills required to function as an engineering technician in the areas of electrical services, control, automation, energy production, renewable technologies and energy policy and legislation.
The electrical engineer supplies us with the ability to harness electricity which has transformed our lives. It gives us light, heat, communication systems and comfort. Electrical engineers create and design products and information systems using scientific principles combined with problem-solving and innovation.
Students will undertake a number of project modules, which will be industry supported and driven and will prepare the student for working as part of an engineering team in industry
For further information on the Electrical Engineering programme, please see http://www.wit.ie/wd182 or contact Siobhan Wall at [email protected]