Wilton experts plug into high voltage skills

BRIGHT sparks from the electricity industry all over the UK converged on the Tees Valley to share current thinking on high voltage techniques.

BRIGHT sparks from the electricity industry all over the UK converged on the Tees Valley to share current thinking on high voltage techniques.

Wilton International-based SembCorp Utilities UK staged an ‘Effective Management of Electrical Assets’ seminar for around 50 industry experts at the Wilton Centre.

As owner and operator of one of the largest private high voltage networks in Europe, SembCorp needs to ensure its HV assets perform as reliably as possible.

SembCorp’s Electrical Power Services Group (EPSG) maintains this network and has existed at Wilton for more than 40 years with an increasing customer base.

Recent growth has resulted in the development of another workshop and office facility in Grimsby to enable them to provide tailored solutions to owners and operators of HV assets not just in the Humberside region but in the rest of the UK.

Ian Turford, the Wilton EPSG operations manager, said: “We are in a unique position to understand the problems associated with HV assets, because over the years we have had to come up with solutions to keep our own equipment serviceable and reliable.

“It has been essential for us to apply the latest technologies and techniques available for condition monitoring and we have invested in such equipment for use on our own assets as well as those of our clients.

“We were keen to share our experiences and this information with other owners and operators of HV equipment.”

Engineers, managers and technicians from around the country were invited to listen to presentations, talk to industry experts, share best practices and view demonstrations of the latest technologies available.

Due to the positive feedback received from the event EPSG is hoping to repeat the seminar in the near future in the Humberside area.

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