12 Years - Present
The ESB Moneypoint Power Station is Ireland's largest electricity generation station, with an output 905 MW. Built in the 1980s, it is located on the River Shannon near Kilrush, Co. Clare. It was constructed at a cost of more than £700m in one of the largest capital projects in the history of Ireland and is capable of meeting approximately 25% of customer demand across the country.
Mercury was contracted in 2007 to support the ongoing electrical maintenance & upgrade requirements of the Moneypoint Power Station where our team was integrated with onsite ESB operations. In 2018, all three generating turbines were taken offline for the first time ever to be overhauled with the Mercury team, which grew to over 30 full time staff to support this highly specialised and critical work, playing a key role in the project.
The scope of work has included:
- Routine, preventative, predictive, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance
- Assistance for day-to-day operation and maintenance of the plant
- Replace MV switchgear, cabling and associated containment
- Fault finding and upgrades of large motors and actuators
- MV transformer replacement project
- Stacker reclaimer electrical upgrade project
- Moneypoint LV grid separation project