Motor Control and Power Distribution
Modular design provides a highly efficient solution for applications where technology or user requirements are likely to change, allowing functional units to be replaced or resized-reconfigured for equipment updates or change of use.
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Low voltage switchgear solutions ensure safe and resilient power supplies for industrial processes and commercial buildings.
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System design and programming for PLC HMI and SCADA across a wide range of applications
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Tamesis Joint Venture for Thames Water
Beckton is one of five major waste-water treatment works serving London, upgraded as part of the Thames Tideway scheme to increase capacity for an expanding population and eliminate discharges to the Thames in storm conditions.
Scope included upgrades to existing plants, plus the construction of new treatment plants and renewable energy schemes, under the management of Principal Contractor Tamesis.
Beckton remains an excellent example of GPS’s technical capability and large-scale project delivery.
GPS’ scope of work included process control and power management solutions for new treatment plants including raw sludge, activated sludge processing and RAS/SAS plants, as well as the Lee Valley Tunnel; and on site power generation schemes including diesel, wind and a THP based advanced anaerobic digestion plant.
GPS was tasked with providing all the low voltage assemblies for eight individual schemes, and a power management system to export the generation output to the national grid.
Project Delivery / Outcome
The main challenge of Beckton was the demanding timescales required to meet Environment Agency improvement targets and deadlines, and the commercial urgency of getting the energy plants online and generating a return on investment.
GPS established a dedicated project team and production line and was able to draw on its technical understanding from previous Thames projects and its design library to shave time off the schedule.
A proactive and collaborative working relationship with Tamesis also established a level of trust and flexibility that saved more time by anticipating and quickly resolving supply chain and site issues.
The GPS-Beckton team designed manufactured and commissioned a total of 24 MCCs and LVDBs totalling 300 metres over 3 years, and was proud to be awarded ‘Best Contractor 2013’ by Tamesis for its proactive approach to delivery.
IP Current kA Metres
PG41 Sub Station
IP54 4200A 80 10
PG51 Sub Station
IP54 2200A 50 06
IP54 4200A 80 08
IP54 2200A 50 22
IP54 800A 50 03
Activated Sludge ASP4 A
IP54 5400A 80 27
Activated Sludge ASP4 B
IP54 5400A 80 26
MCC / ICA /SW(5)
IP54 n/a n/a 14
IP54 800A 50 07
ICA / SW
IP54 n/a n/a 04
IP54 5400A 80 08
Lee Valley Tunnel
IP54 1000A 50 50
THP Sub Station
IP54 4200A 80 23
IP54 1200A 50 27
THP Boiler house
IP54 1000A 50 25
THP Indigenous sludge
IP54 1800A 50 40
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