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CASE STUDY

Multi-megawatt for research centre

Oct 07, 2019, 15:50 PM

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Our team of generator specialists worked alongside a client to complete a large project where continuous power was critical. We provided the client a turnkey solution that comprised of two weeks at a science and research centre in the West of England.

The Challenge

The client required urgent maintenance which meant the entire site had to be taken off the HV ring main and supported solely by generators. The original standby generators weren’t working meaning the old mains had to be switched off whilst work was carried out. This required 11 different sub stations to be connected on LV and 24/7 engineer cover.
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The Solution

Power Electrics worked tirelessly to meet the deadline by ensuring engineers worked 12-hour shifts to guarantee the site was covered 24/7. 23 generators were hired to our client, eight of which were 1250kVA and 15 of which were 500kVA, and 9000 metres of litton cable to cover the large site. To put the size of the site into perspective, an estimated 170,000 steps were taken by team members over a 10-day installation period.

Rob Mason, Rental Projects Manager, oversaw the project installation team –

“We were given a tight schedule for installation and commissioning. We had just four days to deliver, place and install the 23 generators, tanks and 9km of cable. By working together as a team, we met the deadline with four hours to spare. A final cable testing in a 1.3m high plant run was our last challenge, as most of the team were over six foot!”

We had just four days to deliver, place and install the 23 generators, tanks and 9km of cable.

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