Quartzelec expands test facilities at Aberdeen

news_quartzelec-workshop039Test facilities at Quartzelec’s Aberdeen workshop have received a £100,000 upgrade to better meet customer demand.

The independent electrical engineering group has just completed the upgrade as part of a wider corporate development initiative. The upgrade to the electrical test and maintenance capabilities was officially opened by Daniel Laval, Quartzelec’s managing director.

The company has an annual turnover in excess of £60m, providing repair, rewind and refurbishment services to the power generation, oil, gas and marine sectors. The Quartzelec group has expanded it Scottish customer base, moving into renewable energy generation and sustainable eco farming sectors in addition to continuing development of its relationship with established customers and markets.

“Despite these being challenging economic times, we have seen increased demand for our electric motor and generator expertise, particularly within the offshore marine and expanding renewable energy sectors,” commented Daniel Laval. “Delivering a first rate customer service is at the heart of our operations but having the right facilities and capabilities to meet demand is equally as vital. Our investment in Aberdeen means we now have the capability to full load test motors up to 300kW at 3.3kV, perfect for the fleet of North Sea machines currently in operation.”

The Aberdeen facility can now test larger electrical machines locally. Facility upgrades include increasing the size and load bearing strength of the embedded test plate and, in parallel to the test facility up-rate, the safety systems and protocols have also been improved to protect staff, with the operation and control aspect sited outside of the testing compound.