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Vector Power Solutions Ltd. have undertaken a wide range of project work for a number of clients. Some of the projects we have undertaken are described below.
For each project undertaken a brief description of the work has been given. If you require additional information on any of the projects listed, please contact VPS Ltd. and we will be happy to discuss these projects with you.

Alcan Primary Metal, Lynemouth, England

Review of the performance of power system protection following a combined smelter and power station black-site incident and recommendations for actions. The review included the cause of the incident, which involved the loss of 315MW of smelter load supplied by 24kV generation and two 132kV grid infeeds. Further work included a complete system Fault Study, a Protection Settings study and preparation of specifications for additional/replacement protection.

OFGEM / DTI, UK

Sub-contracted to Lead Consultants for the investigation and reporting on transmission protection incidents in connection with two NGT wide-area power failures in London & Birmingham in 2003.

PLN, Jakarta, Indonesia

Sub-contracted to Lead Consultants for the design review of the main contractor's proposed protection and control system for a new 500kV/150kV Depok III substation and for the new 270km 500kV transmission line from Tasik Malaya.

Premier Power Ltd., Ballylumford CCGT Power Station, Northern Ireland

Review of power plant interface protection performance, following a 275kV cable termination fault for a 217MW GT unit, plus auditing of all CCGT interface and generating plant protection.

KONTISKAN, Denmark and Sweden

Sub-contracted to Main Contractor for preparation of 400 kV AC protection keyline diagrams and protection application settings for refurbishment of Konti-Skan HVDC link No.1 substations in Denmark and Sweden and to provide on-site assistance with scheme commissioning.

COFATHEC Heatsave UK (Gaz de France), Shotton CHP

Investigation of the cause of partial station trips by electrical protection during transmission network faults, to propose remedial actions and to subsequently undertake a complete review of protection scheme design, the as-built installations and to arrange scheme testing.

National Grid UK

Sub-contracted to Lead Consultants to conduct Design Conformance checks for a contractor’s protection and control systems prior to commissioning.

Bruce Power, Ontario, Canada

Sub-contracted to propose the refurbishment design and to provide configuration and application settings for the protection systems associated with the 15MW standby gas turbine generators at Bruce-B nuclear power station.

Network Rail, UK

Acting as the protection manager, VPS Ltd. carried out fault studies and reviewed all existing and new, main and back-up protection settings for this £1.6 billion pound system upgrade. All aspects of AC and DC protection were covered included system synchronizing. DIgSILENT Power Factory models were produced to assist with earthing studies, train loading, voltage profiling and protection studies. Other work included the calculation of The Limits of Safe Feeding affecting the 33kV and 11kv distribution system.

NHS, UK

Provided all the protection expertise required to upgrade the hospital's electrical supply including all generator control and protection. Provided protection grading and load flow studies using DIgSILENT Power Factory Software.

Central Networks, England

Provided protection expertise for a number of new primary substations and refurbished bulk supply points throughout the Midlands area of England.

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