Isle of Man Infrastructure Development

Manx Electricity Authority (now Manx Utilities)
Isle of Man

TEP has undertaken a substantial portfolio of work on the Isle of Man. Working with the Manx Electricity Authority (now Manx Utilities), TEP secured permission for the Isle of Man Interconnector’s onshore assets. These comprised a cable landing at Douglas Head and routeing to a substation on the quay in the harbour. This gave the Island the ability to import and, importantly to export surplus electricity. It was the first part of a strategic plan to modernise the Island’s energy supply and connects with the electricity transmission system of England in Blackpool, Lancashire.

TEP prepared the environmental assessment of the Combined Cycle Gas Turbine power station in Douglas. It also undertook the assessments for the onshore gas pipeline to feed the power station and provide the Island’s first reticulated gas supply. These projects resulted in a step change in the Island’s energy supply, moving from high reliance on diesel imported by ships to cleaner fuel delivered by a subsea pipeline.

Other energy projects on the Isle of Man have included a further 45km gas pipeline, a substation and feasibility studies for a wind farm.

Lead Photo: Pulrose Power Station
Photo Credit Locker Architectural Ltd