Horan Power Engineering Ltd,
Honeycomb West, Honeycomb,
Chester Business Park, Chester CH4 9QH

About Us

About Horan Power Engineering Ltd

We love complex power engineering projects.  We help clients with their projects from early feasibility through to design, commissioning and final operation.  We are currently working on renewable energy projects and cutting edge high voltage DC transmission.  Our engineers and project managers are recognised experts in their field.

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Striving for engineering excellence

Meet the Team

The majority of our engineers work from our new offices in Honeycomb West, Chester Business Park.  In addition, we have an office in Northern Ireland from where our HV maintenance and repair teams operate.  Here are some of our key people..

Richard Horan

Director

Richard started his career with a power engineering degree and engineering training with the Distribution Network Operator Western Power Distribution. From there Richard worked at PB Power for 8 years, initially designing transmission systems in Ireland, and then moving on to various project management roles, including a role where he was responsible for the reliability of power supplies to London Underground. From 2006 to 2008 Richard worked as electrical manager in the UK and Ireland for wind turbine manufacturer Nordex. With responsibility for electrical safety at Nordex, Richard brought in a bespoke system of HV rules and training to improve the safety of high voltage operations in Nordex, a move that was well ahead of the rest of the industry. In 2008 Richard set up Horan Power Engineering with an aim to deliver high quality power engineering consultancy services to the energy sector. From 2008 to 2011 Richard project managed the design and delivery of the offshore wind farm substations on the prestigious London Array offshore wind farm – the largest in the world at the time. In 2015 Horan Power Engineering opened a second office in Northern Ireland, an ideal base for a growing HV maintenance division operating mainly in Ireland and Scotland.

Ben Parkinson

Director of Projects

Ben joined Horan Power Engineering in 2012, having previously worked for 4 years at Nordex. At Nordex Ben was a Senior Authorised Person with responsibility for switching across all Nordex sites. Working closely with the electrical manager Ben was also responsible for delivering the electrical scope associated with a large number of Nordex wind farms, including the production of all contract documentation and management of the commissioning and final compliance testing. In recent years Ben has continued to project manage high voltage electrical work. Ben is also an expert in high voltage DC, and worked on the specification of equipment for the Western Link project. In recent years Ben has been a senior control engineer in the Horan Power Engineering HV Control Room. Ben is responsible for managing and developing the company’s electrical project management division.

Gordon Millar

HV Services Manager

Gordon worked from 2000 until 2009 in various electrical engineering companies, with responsibility for electrical installation and commissioning. In 2009 he was appointed as a project manager and service team leader for Ashdale Engineering, where he worked until joining Powerteam in 2012. At Powerteam Gordon was responsible for delivering the electrical scope on 10 different wind farm projects. Gordon joined Horan Power Engineering in 2015 as the HV Services Manager. Gordon is responsible for managing a growing HV maintenance and repair division, with a plan to recruit more technicians in 2017 to provide an asset management service that is tailored to the renewables industry, where maintenance is optimised to ensure a high availability of key plant. Gordon is a Senior Authorised person and control engineer in the Horan Power Engineering HV Control Room. In recent months Gordon has been delivering electrical training for personnel working around live electricity on transmission projects in the UK.

The History of Horan Power Engineering

2008

Horan Power Engineering is established

2008

Engaged by Siemens

To specify electrical equipment for some of
the first offshore wind farms in the world

2011

A successful delivery

2 x 330MW offshore substations delivered
on the London Array Offshore Wind Farm.
Richard Horan project managed this work
on behalf of Siemens in the UK

2013

External compliance review

Technical specifications and supplier offers for all high voltage equipment on the Western Link HVDC Project

2013

Control room set up

Set up our high voltage control room to manage wind farm networks in the UK and Ireland

2014

In 2014 we completed of our first full wind farm electrical design

2014

Upgrade and extension of our high voltage control room system to incorporate operations for a second client

2015

Northern Ireland division opens

Opened our high voltage maintenance division based in Northern Ireland

2015

Over 200 wind turbines repaired

Successfully completed high voltage repair and maintenance in over 200 wind turbines across the UK and Ireland

2015

Carried out emergency repairs to high voltage equipment on an offshore substation in Denmark

2015

Solar

Actively engaged in the design and development of solar projects in the UK and Ireland

2016

High voltage safety

Electrical safety advice becomes a major part of our business

2017

New office

To accommodate our growing business we move into the Honeycomb, Chester Business Park

2018

Solar farm inspections

Investment in new vehicles and specialist test and inspection equipment to facilitate this new area of work