Power To The Wharf

By Jack Burke13 July 2017

JCB Broadcrown has secured a contract to provide standby power at one of London’s mixed use developments. Standing 27 stories high, the 700 000 sq. ft. development known as One Bank Street is being built at Canary Wharf and will be completed in 2018.

The multi-million pound contract to provide standby power has been awarded to JCB by Canary Wharf Contractors Limited. The deal includes the installation of five 2500kVA/2 MW diesel generators, plant room noise attenuation, mechanical and electrical installation, basement level fuel tanks, a power management system and commissioning of the installation over the next two years.

“JCB Broadcrown demonstrated a clear understanding of the complex project requirements, and proposed a robust and cost effective solution to meet those requirements,” said Ian Hobson, senior project manager, Canary Wharf Contractors Ltd.

Designed by architects Kohn Pederson Fox, One Bank Street will include office space, including three trading floors, a retail unit at ground level, basement car and cycle parking, plus landscaping with access to a new promenade along the South Dock.

JCB Broadcrown will install the five G2500SMU5 diesel generators on the 26th floor of the building, creating an acoustically-lined plant room to house the 10 MW power supply, which is enough energy to power up to 5000 domestic homes for 24 hours. The JCB Broadcrown designed power management system (PMS) will provide sequenced load control for critical load supply, to avoid the chance of generator failure.

The company’s highly-skilled electrical and mechanical engineers will work with installation and commissioning teams over the next two years to ensure that the generators are in place and commissioned well before the building is handed over in 2019. Secure bulk fuel tanks will be assembled and installed at basement level in April of this year, as part of the construction works.

The plant room acoustic fit-out will commence in the third quarter of 2017, while the electrical systems and power management system will be built and approved by June of this year, ready for installation in the second quarter of 2018. The five generator sets that will be built at JCB Broadcrown’s Hixon base in Staffordshire will undergo rigorous testing at the factory prior to installation.

JCB Broadcrown has worked in partnership with Canary Wharf Contractors Ltd., a member of the Canary Wharf Group, for more than 16 years. Over that time, JCB Broadcrown has completed 11 projects, installing 31 generators and providing 62 MW of critical power.

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