Chipperlaigan GIB Substation

  • Sector:Energy
  • Client:Iberdrola Engineering and Construction
  • Location:Ayrshire, Scotland
  • Value:£1m

Barhale’s team in Scotland successfully delivered all civil works,
including a new access road and substation platform, at the new
Chipperlaigan GIB compound in Ayrshire, Scotland for Iberdrola
Engineering and Construction.


The works were required to facilitate Iberdrola’s need to upgrade
their Kilmarnock to Coylton circuit. This overhead line cable circuit
runs north to south between Kilmarnock and Coylton with a ‘tee’
connection at the Chipperlaigan site, which enables the circuit to link
to the town of Ayr in the west. To accommodate a required increase
in load flow, the existing cable at Chipperlaigan was replaced with a
275kV Gas Insulated Busbar (GIB) arrangement.