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  • Firefly-Cygnus-Hybrid-Power-Generator-Range

    In January 2014 we hired a 35kva generator to operate our site compound. The generator had to run continuously to provide power to ‘heat’ the drying out room to ensure the workers clothes were dry.

    Unfortunately we were experiencing noise pollution issues from the residents as the machine was deemed “noisy” during the early hours of the morning, particularly with the warmer climate when windows were left open on the occupied houses to allow for the “cooling” of their property.

    Subsequently the environment health officer had been called to site and a meeting with the generator company was held to try to resolve these issues. Mather & Stuart came up with a solution to provide a “Hybrid Unit” which would eradicate any noise issues as the machine functions from batteries and is therefore totally silent. The Hybrid generator was programmed to start automatically at 17.30 hours and would revert to the normal generator at 0800 hours.

    With Mather & Stuarts assistance with their new innovative product, our dilemma was dissipated, and we continued our day to day running of the works without any further complaints. This system has now been introduced to similar sites in our region.

    Site agent: Jim Heald - Taylor Wimpey Homes

  • 20140801_105824I started a 10 year development for the construction of over 700 houses.Due to the infrastructure of the site, the electricity provider could only provide mains power after a ‘minimum’ of 18 months.

    After analysing our operating hire and fuel costs of a temporary generator, it was of great concern when we realised that these would exceed £100k per annum. With the introduction of the Hybrid Generator our fuel bill will be reduced by over £60,000 for the year along with a reduction over 144 tonnes of C02.

    On another positive note, we can transfer power onto the Hybrid unit whilst the main generator is getting serviced, so this eliminates loss of power to the Mortar Silo’s which prevents the bricklayers from waiting for the power to be restored!

    Site agent: Dave Walsh - Taylor Wimpey Homes