North Bay Pelagic is one of Europe’s largest pelagic fish processing facilities. In January 2015, a catastrophic fire destroyed the entire fish processing plant and associated buildings. The company was quick to develop plans for a new processing facility. It was to be capable of storing and processing over 25,000 tons of fish produce, and had to be up and running by December 2015.
The client need
We had already completed a large high voltage (HV) installation project for North Bay Pelagic – we were excited to be involved again. This time our job was to design and build the complete electrical installation for the new processing factory in Peterhead. Quite a few elements were involved – a new low voltage infrastructure, containment building services including small power and lighting, and emergency lighting. On top of all that, we installed the process control and instrumentation for 17 production lines.
The NES response
Planning was very important – especially in the detailed design of the low voltage system. We installed all the cabling from the low voltage side of the transformers. This meant we could then install the 1,600 amp switchboards, and 5 MCCB panel boards, plus numerous local distribution boards and control panels. We also completed the associated cabling, ranging from parallel 185mm SWA cables to CAT 5E systems. We then assisted with the positioning and fixing of the HV transformers and switchgear. As always, we finished up with testing and commissioning.
The client benefits
Our low voltage design and installation saved the client over £200,000 in professional fees. Timescales were tight for such a large job, but we were efficient and worked to our usual high standards of safety. Once again, we delivered on time and significantly under budget. A great result all round.