The scope of the plant equilibrium contract includes electrical, mechanical, architectural and other work necessary for the completion of the construction of the plant and overflows, as shown below: electrical and mechanical appliances are included in a BOP power plant system. Balance of Plant (BOP) is the term used to describe the entire infrastructure and facilities of a wind turbine, with the exception of the turbine itself. It therefore covers all aspects of the project that are not covered by the turbine supply contract. These include project management, soil condition studies, cranes/hardstands, foundations, substation and electricity. Everything related to the internal installations and structural elements of a facility, with the exception of large production facilities, includes what is known as the plan balance (BOP). A balancing contract includes all support facilities and complementary systems of a power plant necessary for the transmission of electricity, with the exception of the generating unit. At S.T. Cotter Turbine Services, Inc., we offer a wide range of balance-of-plan services for mechanical and electrical requirements. Balance of Plant is the cost of all infrastructure and facilities in a wind farm, with the exception of the turbine and all its components.
The balance sheet of the installations therefore consists essentially of the following elements. Non-electrical auxiliary systems, which allow the efficient operation of different components of a power plant, include a mechanical balance sheet contract for the installation. Among the systems and components, we also interviewed officials from the BOP Regional Office in Kansas City; BOP Contract Oversight Specialists (COS) responsible for DRR oversight and DRR regulations in Denver, Colorado; Kansas City, Kansas; El Paso, Texas. Most wind turbines produce low-voltage electricity from 600 to 1000 (V). In order to reduce losses related to the transmission of electricity, each wind turbine is equipped with a transformer to accelerate the voltage. These step-ups and step-downs would be up to 100 V or directly to the 11,000 V network, depending on the DNO`s network connection offer. The electricity produced at each turbine is transferred to the substation of the wind farm. This is done through a wired network that connects each of the turbines to the substation with a medium voltage (11-36kV). Cables may be above the head, but underground wiring is the most common.
The total length of the cable depends on the distance between the turbines and the substation and networking. Normally, land cables are buried on the side of the road, as this simplifies installation and future maintenance. As a rule, the length of the cable per turbine is estimated between 0.4 and 0.5 km. This is a small on-site quarry, typically used for gravel extraction for road construction and bite construction.. . . .