RE Plant Hire help in the refurbishment of Swansea substation
Western Power Distribution have invested £90,000 in the refurbishment of its Swansea west grid substation near Gower and needed a specialist lifting company to help install the various pieces of electrical equipment. This type of lift differed slightly form any other sub station refurbishment job done before as the transformers were cased in a bricked soundproof building to prevent noise pollution to nearby houses.
The site provides electricity to over 50,000 people in the Swansea area and had to be painstakingly planned from start to finish as delays were unacceptable to both Western Power and their customers
As RE Plant Hire HIAB’s all come with digital control our experienced driver Alan was able to work close to the WPD workman, this provides better communication and therefore better safety. As well as the use of digital control the fly-jib gave better crane maneuverability and positioning of the equipment.
Photos taken from Powerlines magazine