Diesel Generator Project for Keadby Pumping Station
27th January 2021
Product: 3000kVA Cummins Diesel Generator
Location: East Yorkshire
Purpose: Back up power
We recently completed a project at Keadby Pumping Station in East Yorkshire for the EA as part of their Flood Defence upgrade. Based in Scunthorpe, the pumping station aims to reduce flood risk and bring environmental benefits to a 500-kilometre area that covers North Lincolnshire, South Yorkshire and North Nottinghamshire.
YorPower was proud to have been involved in the project, which was valued at just over £1m and included the supply and installation of a 3000kVA Cummins powered generator where noise breakout was restricted to 60dBA at 1m!
One of the major challenges at site was maneuvering the diesel generator and its fuel tank into final position. At a combined weight of 55 tonnes this was no mean feat! Due to the close proximity of residential property, part of the agreement between the EA and the residents was to ensure a very low noise level was achieved even when the generator was running flat out and delivering 2800kW’s of power. The noise level had to be no greater than 60dB(A) at 1m and for such a large genset, that was extremely challenging to achieve.
Jim Riley, YorPower’s Senior Project Manager said:
”The design was a real challenge both in terms of space available to locate the genset and also to minimise noise break out. That coupled with installing a completely new underground fuel delivery system was no easy task, however, we worked closely with our client, Galliford Try and the EA to deliver a scheme on time and on budget. We even conducted the Client Witness Test during the first National Lockdown in early 2020, which presented challenges on operating safely and within the government guidelines. Needless to say, the client was delighted and if I do say so myself, so are we!