When vandals damaged the CHP control panels at EDL’s Wellingborough landfill site, rendering the engines unusable, the timing could not have been worse.
One week before Easter 2020, the coronavirus pandemic was sweeping the UK and the country had just been placed into an unprecedented nationwide lockdown.
Site managers anticipated a significant period of downtime but thanks to a swift response from gas engine support specialist Gen-C, the upgraded engines were back up and running within just two weeks and are now performing better than ever.
Based in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, the EDL landfill gas site generates 1.5MW of power per hour, enough for 1,500 homes.
It is a crucial power distribution site for the local area, so site engineers were dismayed to discover that vandals had broken in over the weekend before Easter and smashed the CHP control panels, placing the engines out of action.
“At the time, the country was in a state of national emergency, with the coronavirus lockdown having only just come into force,” said Paul Newman, of Newman Electrical Services, main mechanical contractor...
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