PROJECT AT A GLANCE
SSE are involved in the generation, distribution and supply of electricity. With roots dating back to 1943, currently the second largest supplier of electricity and gas in the UK, and the UK’s largest generator of renewable energy, SSE obviously have a number of sites containing switchgear from various generations.
As part of regulator requirements SSE have opted to retrofit their existing South Wales Switchgear to help maintain supplies to end customers, whilst improving the health indices of the network within the SSE regions.
Following a full assessment of the existing switchboards, to ensure a full compliant solution, and succesful trials at Leckhampstead and Sutton Benger; Hawker Siddeley Switchgear Ltd were awarded a 3 year framework agreement with SSE to supply SWR12 as the retrofit solution to their South Wales Switchgear Switchboards.
As Hawker Siddeley Switchgear are the OEM for South Wales Switchgear it was the obvious choice to have Hawker Siddeley Switchgear supply the retrofit solution.