In the latest ETO ‘act now’ case study, find out how the team is are halving the system access requirements on two transformer replacements in 2016.
Through challenge and review between the Plan Strategy, Construction Commercial and Project Development teams, we’ve identified an opportunity to halve the system access requirements on two transformer replacements in 2016.
We are challenging our contractors to come up with a single programme to deliver both transformers – Padiham and Kearsley – in 20 outage weeks rather than the 40 outage weeks originally requested across the two programmes. This is on the basis that these two super grid transformers (SGTs) need minimal additional civil works, and we are able to reuse the plinths and bunds.
An accelerated programme means we can get the access and resource to deliver the two transformers in 2016 rather than move one into the next delivery year. If the contractor isn’t able to deliver to the required programme, the Project Development team is working up a substitute transformer replacement to keep 2016 volumes at the expected level.
Aaron Zuill, Development Manager – Substations, said: “By finding a better way to plan, develop and deliver our work, we are making sure that our workload doesn’t slip into future years. This is a perfect example to show that individuals can and are making a difference.”