220kVA Diesel Generator Installation at Southampton Docks
Installation of 1 x J220 Kohler-SDMO Generator
FUEL MANAGEMENT SOLUTION
Installation of a 340 litre bunded base tank
Generator was installed within a bespoke, marine specification acoustic enclosure
Cannon Technologies is a sector global leader in the field of modular data centres with diesel generator installations across the world, and known for a high level of investment in product development to maintain a technological cutting edge. Cannon’s products have been awarded numerous awards for innovation and delivery, and are used by private and public sector organisations in mission critical roles and challenging environments. WB Power Services were approached by Cannon Technologies to scope, design and install a power solution for a multi billion pound, world leading logistics and global trade provider.
Following design and sign-off, the first stage of the project delivery of the generator. WB Power, having scoped infrastructure requirements designed a solution which included the installation of a Kohler-SDMO J220 generating set. Following a rigorous factory acceptance test at our Derbyshire testing facility, our Hiab fleet delivered the generator to site in Southampton, before offloading and positioning the generator in a difficult location. Due to the fact the new generating set was to be located in a high saline value environment, the specification included multiple bespoke features to guard the equipment from weather damage. These were:
- Inclusion of an anti-condensation heater, banishing moisture
- Varnish dipping, protecting windings in the alternator from excess moisture
Furthermore, WBPS were able to scope, design and install the generating set within a completely, bespoke acoustic enclosure, built with the following elements to further protect the generating set from weather damage. These were:
- Stainless steel hinges
- Stainless steel latches
- Marine spec paint
- Roof mounted stainless steel exhaust silencer
In addition to the generating set, WBPS also included within their solution provision for a 340 litre bunded base tank, complete with first fill of fuel and a ATM-303 autostart control panel.
All works were undertaken on a strict schedule and budget due to the operational importance of the site. All works were completed within these predefined indicators. WB Power continue to support the engineering team at DP World and provide an ongoing service and maintenance package for the on-site generator and equipment.
COMMISSIONING & SITE TESTING
As part of the solution, WB Power provisioned for two Commissioning Engineers to be on-site for four days. The testing schedule included:
- G99 Test
- Site acceptance testing (SAT) including a resistive load bank test
- Fuel refill upon testing completion
- Injection testing