The ever-expanding world of IT depends one hundred percent on the availability of reliable continuous power supplies. When a major IT infrastructure company decided to relocate its headquarters, it entrusted its continuous power supplies to Shenton Group, which firstly provided a standby generator whilst managing the modification of an existing generator. This, alongside a new 103kVA generator, was installed with an Uninterruptible Power Supply System with AMF Panels and then load bank tested. A problem-free move, with no break in continuous power supplies throughout both old and new premises, the client now enjoys an expertly installed, truly continuous power supply system, thanks to Shenton Group.


Not only was moving from Sunbury to a new, purpose-built headquarters in Hampshire a complicated enough project, the IT company also had to ensure that its continuous power supply system was moved, augmented and upgraded at the same time.

With an expanding business, hence the necessity to relocate, it was imperative that all of the client’s existing and new business-critical IT infrastructure and communications equipment remained safeguarded and protected from power outages during every stage of the relocation process. The Shenton Group Projects Department was asked to modify one of the company’s existing diesel generators, moving and installing this along with a newer 103kVA generator and newly acquired Uninterruptible Power Supply System (UPS).

However, whilst the relocation took place, the existing premises was still in need of a reliable continuous power supply solution until all equipment and staff were moved in entirety to Fleet. The customer’s Commercial Director confirmed the importance of Shenton Group reacting swiftly and effectively; “The movement of the generators and UPS, not only needed to be carried out quickly but also without exposing our Systems to power outages”.


Generator being craned

Shenton Group’s Sales and Marketing Director, Custis Meek, explained the complexity of the project and how Shenton Group manages such projects efficiently:

With no margin for error, timing is of the essence when dealing with organisations whose data and continuous power is critical to business operations.

To begin the project, Shenton Group installed a temporary 200kVA diesel generator to support the old Sunbury premises whilst the company’s existing 200kVA generator was removed and modified to bring it up to date with the most recent generator performance standards.

This set, together with a more recently purchased 103kVA generator, was then transported to the new Fleet HQ and mounted on the new, purpose-laid concrete base, previously installed by shentongroup during earlier work.

All electrical cabling work associated with the generators and UPS was undertaken at Fleet, together with the installation of approx 50 metres of new cable underground and up the side of the building to the third-floor switch room.

Using specialist sub-contractors, a new 120kVA UPS and battery weighing approx 1500kG was installed, together with the Generator AMF panels. Finally, the generators were fuelled, load bank tested, and the complete standby power system was fully commissioned.


Confirming Shenton Group’s slick management of the project, which was delivered within a two-week timeline, the client’s Commercial Director praised Shenton Group:

Shenton Group efficiently and methodically carried out the work over two weeks and ensured that the standby power system was fully operational at our new HQ 24 hours before we moved over our staff and equipment.

The client experienced minimal interference from Shenton Group throughout the entire project. A clean changeover at the old premises to a standby generator saw a very smooth transition, taking the older generator away to be modified and then installed within the company’s new Fleet headquarters. With the new generator set load bank-tested and installed alongside an Uninterruptible Power Supply System, the client now enjoys truly continuous and uninterruptible power supplies. With their Uninterruptible Power Supply system now in operation, should the new headquarters experience any interruption to its mains power supplies, AMF Panels will react to the power failure and activate their generator set with zero break in power.

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