For many entities, provision of power, whether it is in support of their operations or central to them, is proving to be increasingly expensive. We work with our partners to provide power from traditional and renewable sources to reduce cost and minimise the logistic tail. Utilisation of wind or solar as a source of prime or supplementary power (as part of a hybrid system) can provide a system with low or zero external fuel requirements, low maintenance and hence a very low operating cost.

A hybrid power solution is one that takes a power source, such as a diesel generator, and combines that with an energy storage system, such as a battery bank. The battery bank meets the day-to-day site power load. When its state of charge reaches a configured threshold the controller starts the generator. The site is then powered by generator which also recharges the batteries. The generator is running under near ‘full load’ conditions and therefore is operating at optimum efficiency. Correctly sized, the generator will run between four and eight hours to charge the battery bank under full load. This is compared to most site operations where the generator is running 24 hours a day at 30% of its capacity, just keeping the site powered up. This style of optimisation results in a reduction of up to 40% of diesel consumption.

The overall result is reduced fuel costs, longer equipment service life and fewer refuelling and maintenance site visits. Additionally, renewable sources (solar, wind) may be used to top up the batteries, further reducing diesel consumption and total cost.

Power Generation

We work with a number of solar power generation providers. These utilise a number of different panel suppliers depending upon the needs of our customers. We are able to integrate solar power capabilities into hybrid power systems to provide low ‘Total Cost of Ownership’ solutions for facility operators. We are able to apply this capability to reducing diesel consumption for expeditionary facilities and off-grid situations.

Security

We provide rapidly deployable barrier systems for both flooding and blast protection. Our gabion-based systems are designed for critical asset protection. We can provide a reliable, easy to deploy and robust solution for the protection of critical infrastructure installations like power stations, transmission sub-stations, distribution control points; and for off-grid sites the protection of generators and control systems that may be at risk from hostile direct and indirect attacks.


Our partners manufacture a flood barrier that has been designed specifically for emergency flood defence. The system is a highly cost-effective, transportable flood protection barrier that can be rapidly deployed prior to, or even during, heavy rain and severe weather, when there is a recognised danger of flooding. After the rain, sea or river water has receded the flood barrier can be easily dismantled and stored ready for the next flood event. This makes it ideal for flood risk exposed power stations, transmission control points and sub-stations – structures that are often on multiple small sites that require regular access and point-specific protection.


Security fencing offers a relatively low-cost method of securing assets. We have worked with a number of suppliers regionally and are confident that we can find the optimum solution for security fencing should this be the best solution for protection of your power generation assets.