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12 August/September 2013 www.esb.ie/em Generation & Wholesale Markets A safe start to the Cliff Station ESB TEAM COMPLETES Refurbishment Project LONDON TRIATHLON Attendees at the Cliff Station Plant Refurbishment Project Pre-Outage Safety Conference included all the main contractors, G&WM’s Overhaul Programme Project Team and Erne Stations staff. IN JULY, THE Cliff Station Plant Refurbishment Project, scheduled to take place over the next two years, was officially kicked-off with the local Pre-Outage Safety Conference in Bundoran, Co. Donegal. Representatives of all the main contractors, G&WM’s Overhaul Programme Project Team and Erne Station staff all participated in this one-day event. Andritz Group, the main contractor on the project, had representatives in attendance from both its Austrian and Scottish locaA theme tions. throughout the The technical and conference was safety presentathe emphasis tions from both the on the necescontractors and sity for ‘good the G&WM team quality method clearly identified statements’... the expectations and standards of how this project is expected to run over its duration. A theme throughout the conference was the emphasis on the necessity for ‘good quality method statements and risk assessments for all activities’. Pádraig Dooley, Project Manger for the Cliff Refurbishment Project, thanked all the participants for their attendance and invaluable contributions and wished everybody a safe and successful project.  ESB was represented by (l-r) Siobhan McAdam, Jack Peterson and Laura Thomas in the 2013 Virgin Active London Triathlon Siobhan McAdam’s 1500m swim in the Thames was the first event in the Virgin Active London Triathlon ESB ENTERED a Corporate Team in the Virgin Active London Triathlon 2013, which took place on July 27th. This triathlon is the world’s biggest, with 13,000 participants, and takes place at the ExCel Centre, Royal Victoria Dock. The ESB team reflected the new ‘extended home market’, i.e. UK and Ireland, that we now find ourselves operating in and was made up of Siobhan McAdam from the London office (1,500m swim), Jack Peterson from our Corby Power plant (40km cycle), and Laura Thomas from the Dublin office (10km run). The team had a fantastic day out and managed to enjoy the swim, the cycling and the running in spite of the temperature in London reaching 30oC. Great efforts were put in by all team members and with the support of the crowds they completed the Olympic distance triathlon in a fantastic time of 2 hours, 44 minutes. ESB participated in the event to raise money for Concern Worldwide – specifically the education and nutrition projects in Liberia. Through the generosity of the company and the kindness of individual ESB staff members, €2,780 was raised which will go a long way to helping Concern on these projects. Thank you to all of those who supported the team and allowed ESB to be part of this iconic event.  lation works for the 2.4km gas pipeline are also welladvanced at this stage, with the successful installation of the 1,100m horizontal directional drill (HDD) completed in May. Works are ongoing for the tie-in facilities at either end of the gas pipeline. ON JULY 11TH, Chief Executive Pat O’Doherty, paid a visit to the Carrington 860MW CCGT construction site at Manchester, accompanied by Project Delivery Manager for G&WM Asset Development Seamus Deeny, Project Director John O’Connor, Technical Director Declan Whyte and GB Regulation Manager Michael Dodd. The ESB International team, who are providing owner’s engineer services for the project, were on hand at both the CCGT and gas pipeline sites to meet with the Chief Executive. John McLoughlin, CCGT Site Manager and Shay Shanley, Gas Pipeline Site Manager, gave a brief overview of the progress at site and the next phases of the project. Construction works on this, the largest single capital investment currently underway by ESB, commenced on the CCGT site at the start of 2013 and is scheduled for completion in Q1 2016. The EPC contractor contracted to design, build and commission this plant is a consortium of Alstom Power of Switzerland and Duro Felguera of Spain. The site set-up works, which have included the construction of the contractor’s temporary construction village and site services, are well advanced. Piling activities are underway across the site for the main power train and building foundations. The numbers of workers on site is currently 100 and is increasing as subcontractors for the main civil works commence site mobilisation. The instal- DURING A VISIT to Limerick of the Committee of the Saxony-Anhalt Parliament, the group were delighted to visit Ardnacrusha as part of their trip. The visitors were obviously very interested in the station as it was built by German company Siemens as part of the Shannon Scheme. Civil Engineer at the Station Tom Hayes gave the enthusiastic visitors a tour of the plant.  IRISH LADIES INTERNATIONAL FLY FISHING TEAM CHIEF EXECUTIVE VISITS CARRINGTON Chief Executive Pat O’Doherty with Michael Dodd, Declan Whyte, John McLoughlin and two Sisk staff members during a site safety audit at Carrington. PARLIMENTARY VISIT TO ARDNACRUSHA Pictured above with Pat O’Doherty are John O’Connor, Project Director; Louise Roe, Gas Pipeline Lead Engineer; John McLoughlin, Site Manager; and Declan Whyte, Technical Director. An overview of the progress of this project, from its initial concept to its current construction phase, was presented to the Chief Executive by the Project Technical Director. This was followed by a tour of the construction site. Following the site visit, the Chief Executive paid a visit to Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council (TMBC) to meet with TMBC’s Chief Executive and Executive members of the council. TMBC have been very supportive of the project throughout the planning phase and are continuing to offer their support during the construction phase.  The home international of the Irish ladies international fly fishing team was fished on Carragh Lake in Glencar Co. Kerry. Back row: Niamh Breen (Kerry), Ann Kerrins (Fermanagh), Dorrie Gibbons (Cong, Mayo and Fisheries & Conservation, Ballyshannon), Anne McWilliams (Kanturk), Julie McGeever (Foxfor, Mayo), Carmel Kelly (Cloghans,Mayo), Carmel Sheridan,(1st Reserve, Limerick), Mary Murphy (Cork) and Jenny Casey (Kildare). Front row: Hazel O’Gorman (Ennis, Co. Clare), Julie Gerry (Kildare), Susan Brown (Lisburn) and Linda Straghen (Armagh). Contents ❱❱ ■ UL student undertakes Moneypoint flue gas desulphurisation study The flue gas desulphurisation units in Moneypoint Power Station provide a unique opportunity for students to study the chemical reactions involved in reducing the station’s SOx emissions. On his visit to Carrington, the Chief Executive met with Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council. Front row (l-r): Michael Hyman, TMBC; Theresa Grant, Chief Executive, TMBC; Pat O’Doherty, ESB Chief Executive; and Matthew Colledge, Leader of TMBC. Middle row (l-r): Helen Jones, TMBC; Michael Dodd, GB Regulation Manager; Declan Whyte, Technical Director; Seamus Deeny, Manager Project Delivery; and John O’Connor, Project Director. Back row (l-r): Sean Anstee, TMBC; and Alan Mitchell, TMBC. ■ New era at Ardnacrusha A report on the Ardnacrusha’s recent ten-year External Dam Safety Committee audit. http://www.esb.ie/em

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