In order to align with the client’s schedules, the installation work will be phased across the next three years in a programme of work worth nearly £1m to the systems integrator. This, combined with ITI’s migration technology and existing knowledge of the site SCADA systems, will minimise the downtime of the station during installation, enabling Drax to keep Cruachan online and productive for the maximum time possible.
Bryn Thomas, Sales Director for Power and Infrastructure at ITI said: “We’ve been working at Cruachan Power Station for over 30 years now, and in that time have developed a deep understanding of their assets, their systems and their operational requirements. It is these strong relationships with our customers that enable us to work with them on developing transformative solutions that enhance their operations, improve safety and support sustainable green energy production.”
The project will be run by a team of highly qualified and experienced engineers based out of ITI’s Glasgow office, which is strategically placed to support the company’s nuclear and renewables clients across Scotland. The office is currently operating with strict social distancing and hygiene measures in place to allow the critical engineers to progress the project while their colleagues continue to safely work remotely, from home.
ITI continues to support all of its clients across the UK’s critical infrastructure at this challenging time. With stringent safety measures in place, their teams are poised to react to both the changing climate and their clients’ needs.