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Imagine a dystopian world where food delivery wasn't possible because the distribution facility had no power. This nightmare was nearly a reality for an Oxfordshire based business last year, however, Power Electrics was at hand.

A leading civils contractor got in touch with Power Electrics whilst they were implementing large scale changes at a food distribution facility in Oxfordshire. The work required for the mains power supply to the building to be temporarily turned off. Power Electrics had to provide temporary power to ensure the 24/7 site remained operational.

The Challenge

The distribution centre was transitioning to a more substantial mains supply (A new 1MVA Hv transformer, a new 5000 Amp LV cable installed underground, and an existing DNO transformer was decommissioned and removed). The contractor that specialised in high voltage mains power, requested that all power to the building was turned off. As the site is functional 24 hours of the day, 7 days a week, it was essential temporary power was supplied. 

 

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In the early hours of the morning, Power Electrics was tasked with taking over the facility's power load. If power wasn't supplied within the 2-hour window, the preparation and delivery of copious food parcels would be stalled.

Working alongside a third-party contractor, arriving within the given minimal time frame, considering the early morning connection, the necessary products for the job and successfully making the power switch over seemed like a tall task.

Our team did a great job delivering within the tight window, in the early hours of the morning, and working with other contractors to all be in the right place at the right time – it was a challenge to get all the ducks in the right pond
Rental Projects Manager, Rob Mason

The Solution

Thankfully, our team of generator experts was able to transport four 500 kVA generators, four fuel tanks and four 36m cable runs to the site within 2 hours. Considering fuel management, the team conducted a full install of the generators, with all connections in place for a turn on at 03:00 am. The efficient transition allowed for the food distribution facility to continue as normal.

Rental Projects Manager, Rob Mason, said, “Our team did a great job delivering within the tight window, in the early hours of the morning, and working with other contractors to all be in the right place at the right time – it was a challenge to get all the ducks in the right pond”.