North-West based Engineering Services company, Boulting are providing high quality technical support for several Severn Trent Water (STW) power resilience schemes at a number of their water treatment works.
The work ranges from the provision of a generator connection point to enable a quick connection to the switch board from a mobile generator, to the installation of large permanently installed diesel generators operating under Short Term Operating Reserve (STOR) agreements with the National Grid. Projects vary in scope according to the size of the site and the geographic area that is being served.
Boulting's main involvement has been to work directly with STW's Asset Creation team, and their contractor NMC Nomenca, to provide engineering and technical support for the installation of large permanent generators and a turnkey solution for the integration of these into the existing distribution systems.
The aim of this project is to ensure STW customers continue to receive water supplies in the event of a major power failure at any particular water treatment works.
Boulting has been working directly with STW for over 11 years and were recently awarded a third consecutive framework for ICA & Telemetry related products and services which runs until 2019. This specific power resilience scheme was awarded to Boulting under this framework and requires input from across the group. The work includes design, switchgear and construction services, and as well as Front End Engineering Design (FEED) technical support, fault level studies, detailed installation design, design/supply of generator switchboards and site installation of the systems.
Boulting's engineering director, Fred Aspinall commented: "We are pleased to have been given the opportunity to support this important client in this venture and to build on our existing relationship with Severn Trent Water. This integrated and comprehensive service further demonstrates to our client base Boulting's capabilities in the area of power distribution and control."
Some of the sites are already completed and in service, while a number of large Diesel Generator back-up schemes are also in the planning stage. Boulting is providing FEED technical assistance to STW for the delivery of these schemes, with generator set requirements ranging from 880kVA at LV, up to 3000kVA at 11kV.
Severn Trent's programme manager, Andrew Ball also commented: "Boulting have a strong long term relationship with STW relating to ICA, and this new framework allows us to utilise other areas of the group's expertise in providing technical support. Alongside our contractor NMC Nomenca, we all work together as a totally integrated delivery model."
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