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    Acoustic Enclosures

    Gwynt Y Mor, Offshore Wind Farm

    Project Details

    Client: National Grid
    Customer: Siemens Transmission & Distribution
    Service: Acoustic Enclosure
    Project completion: September 2012

     

    The Project

    Kimpton Energy Solutions were employed by Siemens Transmission and Distribution to assist them in meeting the noise emissions criteria set out in the planning permission.

    A noise impact assessment determined that an insertion loss of 20dB @ 100Hz was required for each transformer to alleviate the potential noise disturbance.

    Kimpton Energy Solutions designed, manufactured and erected two acoustic enclosures. Each enclosure was shipped to site in a modular kit form for ease of transportation and erected around each of the 355 tonne oil filled transformers.

    Gwynt Y Mor, Offshore Wind Farm Image

    Key Statement

    “The specified reductions in noise emissions were achieved, successfully resulting in the required increase in activity at the depot whilst maintaining a minimum level of comfort for its nearest neighbours.”