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23.09.2021, 22:14

Saint-Gobain Glass Awards UK Plant Maintenance Contract

Commercial & Manufacturing Facilities, Contract Awards, Service Provider News, Mechanical and Electrical (M&E), United Kingdom, Engineering

Saint-Gobain Glass has awarded an electrical substation and power plant maintenance contract at its Eggborough, North Yorkshire manufacturing facility to turnkey electrical contractor, Smith Brothers.

 

The contract follows the announcement by Saint-Gobain Glass of a £30 million investment at the site which is expected to secure the long-term supply of flat glass panels in the United Kingdom.

 

Ben Whitaker, business development and sales manager for Smith Brothers, comments: "This comprehensive maintenance agreement provides a healthy stream of work until 2026 and falls firmly in line with our business strategy to bolster our flourishing maintenance portfolio.

 

"There are not many contractors that can suitably operate and maintain both 66kV and 11kV infrastructure – as industrial sites usually rely on the latter. Therefore, we’re proud that our in-house expertise in high voltage (HV) and extra high voltage (EHV) – earned through years of working across a range of renewable and generation settings – enables us to ensure Saint Gobain Glass remains operational 24/7."

 

Mick Dickinson, global reliability manager for Saint Gobain Glass, adds: "For manufacturing sites like ours – where smooth operations are key to business success – zero-downtime is really important, as any unforeseen interruptions can be highly disruptive.

 

"Having worked with Smith Brothers on various electrical upgrades to the site in 2018 – and knowing the reliability and quality of service we received – we were keen to keep them involved in our day-to-day operations when the time came to review our long-term maintenance provider."

 

Works have already begun on the programme rollout, which will last until at least the end of May 2026 in a bit to limit unnecessary downtime, nuisance tripping, and unexpected faults whilst simultaneously ensuring substation safety for site workers.

 

 

 

 

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