AMERICAN EXPRESS

DURATION
2012-18

TOTAL POWER SUPPLIED
5250KVA

LOCATION
Brighton

 

This was a fantastic project to be involved with. Despite being a technically and logistically challenging installation, it really showcases our ability to work with major blue-chip clients.

KENNY BARRIE

Technical Manager, BGSS

Designed by Sir Robert McAlpine, the American Express European Headquarters are designed to reflect the character of its location.

SUCCESSES:
To ensure that American Express were never left without standby power, our team completed the specially phased upgrading of generator control panels over a 5-week period – delivering the assurance and guarantees required by the customer.

Any failure in power during that time would have severely disrupted Amex’s operations, potentially affecting millions of customers across Europe – hence the need for meticulous planning to deliver the workload without defect.

WORK UNDERTAKEN:
The Burtonwood Group completed control panel upgrade work to 5 x 800KV generators, including specialist enhancement work to enable them to synchronise together in less than 1 minute.