In what was a turbulent 2020 for the Country and a damp squib of a beginning to 2021, YorPower, one of the UK’s leading diesel generator manufacturers and suppliers of power generation equipment based in Leeds, has delivered three major successful installations.
In spite of the incredibly difficult operating conditions brought about by Covid-19, YorPower was proud to have been involved in a huge project in particular at Keadby Pumping Station. Based in Scunthorpe, the pumping station aims to reduce flood risk and bring environmental benefits to a 500-kilometre area that covers North Lincolnshire, South Yorkshire and North Nottinghamshire.
Keadby Pumping Station is over 80 years old, and became a part of the Environmental Agency’s (EA) £140 million asset repair programme in 2020. The Keadby project alone was worth £35 million. The aging plant room equipment and existing pumps were deemed to be unreliable by the EA and classed as ‘high risk and likely to break down’. A new focus and plan to upgrade the infrastructure was agreed and a strategy to revamp and modernise pumping station became a reality.
Ian Thompson the YorPower UK’s Managing Director said, “We secured the project in early 2020 with Galliford Try after competitive tender. Working closely with the Black and Veatch design team, it was a significant project and one that we were delighted to win. It is one of the largest single diesel generators we have installed in the UK. In early 2020 we had no idea that Covid and Lockdown would cause such disruption with normal operations and become part of everyday life. It is for that reason, in conjunction with the Galliford Try site team and the EA, that we are particularly proud and pleased to deliver such a project on schedule.”
Despite numerous interruptions and issues with COVID-19, YorPower successfully supplied and installed a huge 3000KVA Cummins Diesel Generator onto a pre piled landing platform that was located just a couple of meters back from the water’s edge. A mains electrical supply delivers power to the site and into the Pumping station, however, should that fail, the generator would start automatically and ensure full backup power be delivered to the station to prevent catastrophic failu