ABB `s Freescale Annual Plant Shutdown

ABB’s Freescale Annual Plant Shutdown :
Testing, Servicing & Overhaul of LT & HT Circuit Breakers

(Freescale Semiconductors was faced with an expedited planning schedule to meet shutdown planning gateways for works to be carried out on 132kV & 11kV GIS Substations)

Our task

Global Power Test (GPT) was engaged for Testing/ Calibration/ Programming of Relays/Switch yard Equipment Condition Monitoring, HV Testing of Cables and Testing of Earth Resistance.

Our engineering deliverables included:

  • Finalization of T&C program, Survey of site & review of technical requirements.
  • Test Equipment in accordance with Local and International Standards
  • Testing & Calibration of the Relays in the Substation – client`s Bill of Quantity
  • Input to the client’s Commissioning Plan, including Method Statements, Inspection and Test Plan and execution schedule.
  • Input to the client’s Completions Dossier, including Inspection and Test Records and as-built documentation.
  • Relay Test Report for:-
    • Outgoing Transformer No.1
    • Incomer 1 – Sea Park
    • Outgoing Transformer No.2
    • Incomer 2 – KL South
    • BUS Section

Our field works included:

  • Generation of HSSE packs including Safe Work Method Statements, Permits to Work and compliance with the end-user’s site induction requirements.
  • Testing & Calibration of all the different Equipment in the Substation including;-
    • Physical check
    • Condition Monitoring – Phasor & Zonal Fault type
    • Fault current Anlaysis
    • Testing of Protection Coordination & Protection Relay Programming

Our Action:

  • Agreed with the client on the scope of work.
  • Designed an action plan for leveraging our knowledge of the end-users systems and requirements to meet the planning gateways within time allowed.
  • Quickly allocated and deployed Testing Engineers and GPT resources as required to maintain close integration with the client and end-user during the planning and implementation phases.
  • Structured our field team to respond quickly and efficiently to ad-hoc Testing & Calibration schedule and scope changes.


  • All the Tests were fully carried out within the time allocated
  • Completion of Test & Calibration Report documentation, duly endorsed by Energy Commission Approved Competent Engineer.
  • The client was satisfied that we managed to keep the schedule without any hiccups.