Power specialists get to work on headquarters

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POWER specialist Powertecnique has supplied vital back-up power to a clothing and homeware store’s new headquarters.

The Whiteley-based firm was brought in to work on the £19m Matalan headquarters to ensure power is available at all times.

Working alongside mechanical and electrical services company A&B Engineering, Powertecnique provided a generator with a 1,000-litre fuel tank to the new headquarters in Skelmersdale, West Lancashire.

The system will support the building’s full load including power, lighting, data, security systems, heating and ventilation.

Darren Pearce, managing director at Powertecnique says: ‘The UK is facing a difficult future with recent warnings that the National Grid’s capacity to supply electricity, particularly this winter, will be at a seven-year low due to generator closures and breakdowns.

‘Spare electricity capacity is due to be about four per cent this year.

‘This is why really robust back-up power supplies are vital to a major concern such as Matalan, where so much relies on electricity.’

The new site boasts training and conference facilities, as well as a mock shop and offices over three floors.

Powertecnique has started working on the second phase of the project to support the energy efficiency rating with its genset and a G59 relay.

Mr Pearce added: ‘A G59 relay enables the generator to synchronise with the mains supply.

‘It usually communicates directly with the switch panel, but as this had already been installed at Matalan, we modified the design of our generator to accommodate the G59 relay into the existing system.’