UPS manufacturer, Centiel UK, has joined forces with electrical sub-contractor Seahorse Electrical and Maintenance Services. Seahorse has now become one of Centiel’s preferred partners for DC and AC works.
Louis McGarry, sales and marketing director, Centiel UK explains: “We have a long-standing relationship with the team at Seahorse and have recently completed several large projects with them including a 7.2MW installation at a major medical facility. We are now delighted to cement this relationship on an ongoing basis.
“Most recently we have worked with Seahorse to complete the installation of a new UPS to protect the power to a central London Venue. Located close to Covent Garden, the entertainment space is within an historical building used for dining, parties and drinks receptions, meetings and conferences for up to 1,000 delegates. The new UPS now supports the power for the entire building including lights, lifts, sound systems, a small gift shop, the internet, phone system and servers.
“An outdated legacy UPS has been replaced with Centiel’s fourth generation three phase modular UPS, CumulusPower, which offers industry leading 99.9999999% (nine, nines) availability translating to just milliseconds of downtime per year. One of Centiel’s top cable entry frame fitted with 5x50kW modules (200 N+1), along with 80 batteries now provides a 10 minute run time which then allows the switch over to a generator to ensure power is protected to the venue at all times.”
McGarry continues: “For this central London project, Seahorse managed the full design and build, working with the main contractor and the client. This included UPS, switch gear, lighting, flooring, ceiling, fire dampeners, battery build, DC build, cable trays and all the cabling which included 100 metres from the plant room’s switch gear to the generator which was located externally.”
Jason Gibson, director of Seahorse confirmed: “Due to the small size of the plant room, it was important for us to utilise every inch of space and so CumulusPower with its top cable entry option was chosen. The flexible, modular configuration of CumulusPower allows the inclusion of an input terminal to accept cables from above via steel wire armoured (SWA). It offered the perfect solution for the small plant room. The project was completed from strip out to commissioning of the UPS in 15 week
“Working more closely with the Centiel team now means we have a reliable, experienced and trusted partner to support us with the delivery of major UPS installations.”