Freedom Power Solutions joined forces with colleagues from NG Bailey’s Facilities Infrastructure Services (FIS) to deliver an upgrade to a customer’s energy infrastructure when they installed a new electricity transformer at Cannon Bridge House London.
NG Bailey’s FIS team began looking after Cannon Bridge House in the City of London in 2020 where it was quickly established that the existing transformer was due for an upgrade and Project Manager Rob Mazzone was able to harness the in-house expertise of Freedom’s HV team who helped design and deliver the transformer exchange – replacing the old equipment with modern, energy efficient infrastructure.
As Cannon Bridge House is located in a prominent position above Cannon Street Station, the project required collaboration between numerous stakeholders including Transport for London (TFL) and Sunbelt who completed the traffic management changes. To minimise disruption, the project was carried out over a weekend with the team working long hours to ensure everything was back to normal by Sunday evening.
Head of HV Operations for Freedom Richard Pinnion explained: “The team is highly experienced in delivering transformer exchanges. There were several challenges to overcome, not least the location of the building and the need for a cycle lane closure to crane in and out the old and new transformer. Further adaptations such as a scaffold lift and specially designed LV end box were also needed to carry out the exchange.
“Thanks to the team working throughout the night and over the weekend, we were able to minimise disruption, and complete the exchange unhindered and the customer was full of praise for everyone’s efforts. The new transformer will provide a reliable service for years to come and reduce running costs for the customer.”