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Your committee of eight retired IET members has arranged a programme of lectures and visits which will be shown on these pages and which we hope will be of interest to all members and friends.  We look forward to welcoming you at these events. Do look out for the Monthly Newsletter which provides more details and a summary of lectures and visits.


Our Next Event

Technology of the Undersea HV DC 600kV Western Link

Talk on Wednesday 2nd March 2016 at 2 pm

in the Siegfried Room, Edinburgh Napier University,

Craiglockhart Campus, Colinton Road, EH14 1DJ.

National Grid and Scottish Power Transmission have come together in a joint venture to build the Western Link, a £1 billion project which will deliver renewable energy from Scotland to homes and businesses in Wales and England and help the UK meet its renewable energy targets. 

The Western Link project uses high voltage direct current (HVDC) technology to reinforce the existing UK transmission system and will transmit 2,200 megawatts of power.  Construction of the Western Link is being carried out by a consortium of engineering company Siemens, responsible for the converter stations, and cable manufacturer and installer Prysmian Group. 

Members of the teams responsible will give a presentation on HVDC technology and how it is being used in the context of this major project, as well as the challenges of constructing the link, which includes 385 kilometres of subsea cable as well as converter stations in Flintshire and North Ayrshire.

Open to all. Registration is not required.

February 2016  Iss 2

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T he SERMS committee is currently planning our programme of events for the 2016-17 session and would like to consider any suggestions from members for suitable talks and/or visits. Please give any suggestions (with contact details if known) as comments to this blog. Regards Walter Thomson read more...
Posted by Walter Thomson on IET Scotland South East Retired Members (SERMS) Oct 25, 2015 11:41 AM GMT


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