ENGINEERING DESIGN

 

The Green Cat Renewables (GCR) team provide engineering design services to our clients. We focus primarily on wind, solar, energy storage and hydro energy projects, but also support conventional power generation and heavy industrial projects. Our capabilities cover a complete project lifecycle, from concept and early design stage feasibility, to preliminary engineering (DBM, FEED and EDS) throughout Detail Engineering, construction, pre-commissioning and commissioning support. We have extensive experience with the design and optimization of renewable energy systems in both, standalone and hybrid projects. Our goal is to add value to our clients with customized and practical design solutions for the specific location, environment and scale.

Site Layout & Design 

We provide our clients with project layouts and site designs, throughout the development process. With CAD and GIS software, we customize the layout to our client’s needs, utilizing publicly available data and mapping resources to optimize the layout. As the project progresses through the design lifecycle, additional details and design features are added to satisfy the overall development process.

Site Optimization

The process of optimizing a design is an iterative one, which utilizes the results of site-specific environmental assessment work, GIS constraints mapping, observations from site visits, constructability, stakeholder and regulatory authority input, public engagement, input from the technology provider and the resource of the site.

Civil Design

We provide our clients with detailed civil designs throughout all stages of project development. We have extensive experience in unique and challenging environments, including the Arctic and numerous remote islands.

Electrical Design

We have the electrical engineering capabilities and experience to provide design and engineering support across all types of energy projects. Our team of electrical engineers and grid specialists provide technical expertise and advice on all electrical aspects of the project from initial feasibility to commercial operation, including:

    • Electrical drawings and layouts;
    • Single Line Protection and Metering Diagrams;
    • Power system modelling, simulation and studies, including: short circuit, protection setting and coordination, arc flash studies and labels, power flow, motor starting and dynamic stability, harmonic analysis, grounding studies and electrical grid compliance studies;
    • Relay setting files / setting sheets;
    • Collector system design optimization;
    • Electrical layouts: equipment arrangement, cabling, grounding, lighting and small power, area classification;
    • Electrical drawings: interconnection and wiring diagrams, electrical schematics, electrical/control interface drawings, electrical installation details;
    • Electrical schedules: cable schedule, panel schedule, electrical equipment list;
    • Load studies / analysis;
    • Electrical equipment sizing (transformers, generators, switchgear / MCC);
    • Electrical design basis / criteria;
    • Equipment specification and data sheets;
    • Material requisitions for quotation / purchase / technical evaluation / vendor drawings review;
    • Electrical Material Take-Off; and
    • Engineering and construction work packages.
      • Field verification and investigation reports of root cause analysis and solutions for persistent equipment failures, nuisance tripping problems and power system integrity.
    • Technical evaluation and procurement of new electrical equipment and modified/retrofitted custom-made designs of existing equipment

Grid Interconnection

Our in-house grid team have a broad range of experience across all types of renewable and conventional generation projects in multiple jurisdictions (North America and Europe). We are available to provide technical expertise and advice on all aspects of the project interconnection process including:

    • Initial grid feasibility;
    • Grid connection application process management;
    • Review of connection agreements;
    • Grid interconnection interface design drawings, electrical specifications, protection and control settings and coordination; and
    • Liaison with transmission and distribution network owners/operators.

Comprehensive Drawings Package and Drafting Services

We provide clients with full design drawing packages, fully customized to your project requirements. We conduct, manage and review drafting (CAD) tasks and Swept Path Analysis for projects, as well as managing document and drawing registers.

Mechanical, Structural and Geotechnical Design

We have strategic partnerships with experienced industry professionals to complete all scopes of engineering design related to renewable energy projects.

Please contact GCR  to learn how we can assist with a professional and independent review of your projects.