Leading renewable energy consultancy and service supplier, Natural Power, has secured a 5 year contract to ship HV help to E.ON UK. By the tip of the contract time period, the 2 companies may have been working collectively for greater than 20 years.
Natural Power first delivered operational help to E.ON (previously Powergen) in 2002 on the 24-turbine Bowbeat Wind Farm within the Scottish Borders, which at the moment was Scotland’s strongest wind farm.
Alistair Parlett, Natural Power’s Head of Asset Management UK, has been concerned from the very early levels of the connection having joined Natural Power in 2003 as web site supervisor for Bowbeat. He mentioned: “Our longstanding relationship is underpinned by our shared focus on safety, a collaborative approach to project delivery and our ability to work alongside E.ON’s business to support the self-performing approach to site management that has been adopted in recent years.”
Throughout the previous 16 years, Natural Power has continued to supply companies to E.ON. Today, the portfolio of wind farm websites being supported has grown to 14 (>250MW) and nonetheless contains Bowbeat together with Out Newton, Stag’s Holt, Rosehall, Camster, Tween Bridge, Great Eppleton, Butterwick Moor, Haswell Moor, High Volts, Holmside, Harehill, and Deucheran Hill.
Services presently comprise the availability of subject workers which might be educated and authorised underneath the E.ON security guidelines (electrical and mechanical) in help of HV operations and upkeep, together with 24/7 standby, first response to HV system alarms and occasions, HV switching, and the appliance of the protection guidelines to deliberate and reactive upkeep actions. Natural Power’s 24/7 management room ‘ControlCentre’ offers a major level of contact for E.ON and different stakeholders.
James Norris, Contracts & Relationship Manager at E.ON, mentioned: “I have been the Contracts Performance & Relationship Manager working with Natural Power for the last ten years, and can honestly say it is a business partner of choice that always goes above and beyond in terms of contract performance and being flexible in supporting our business at very short notice. Even though we moved away from our site management agreement a few years ago and decided to “in house”, Natural Power’s engagement in efficiency requirements didn’t drop, and we look ahead to persevering with our relationship going ahead.”
E.ON is supported by a workforce of 18 Natural Power subject workers via regional groups in south England, north east England, central Scotland, and north Scotland. The workforce is led by Phil Martin, Area Manager for North-East England, who joined Natural Power in 2004 to help the rising E.ON portfolio.
Additionally, each Alistair and Phil supplied HV help to E.ON through the development of Robin Rigg offshore wind farm throughout 2009/2010.
Find out extra about Natural Power’s asset administration companies right here https://www.naturalpower.com/project-phase/operations/
E.ON is among the world’s main energy corporations and provides energy to round 4.6 million clients within the UK. In 2007, E.ON established E.ON Climate and Renewables, a worldwide enterprise involved with growing new, cleaner methods of producing energy. E.ON presently owns and operates 15 onshore and 5 offshore wind farms within the UK, with a complete put in capability of greater than 700 MW. E.ON continues to develop additional renewable energy tasks, each onshore, and offshore, and the corporate presently has greater than 200 MW of capability underneath improvement.
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