RD&E Hospital Wonford – Switchgear replacement
With the existing panel suffering from parts failure and reaching the end of its life, it was necessary to replace the switchgear feeding a number of outlying buildings across the RD&E hospital site at Wonford.
The project was complicated by the fact that the existing switchroom was especially small and that the panel was connected to a number of feeder pillars via PILC cables.
EX2 worked with a specialist panel-builder to carry out detailed surveys of the existing panel and enable a replacement to be manufactured. The replacement needed to be as similar as possible to the old panel to match the existing PILC cables.
We carried out the panel replacement over a single weekend. Doing so ensured the works were completed on time and without any unplanned disruption to the site operations.
We also brought several standby generators to the site to provide temporary power during the replacement works. We worked with a Generator Specialist to provide a connection solution that significantly reduced the downtime to change from site power to temporary power.
- New switchgear
- Temporary power
- Lighting and Emergency Lighting
- Small Power