Heysham Dock – Emergency Generator Installation

  • Emergency Generator Installation by Electrical Contractors
  • Ferry in port during electrical installation works by approved contractors
  • LV distribution by electrical contractors at a port following emergency generator installation
  • Tarmac reinstatement following ducting during emergency generator installation

Emergency generator installation following an emergency call out to investigate loss of power to critical port assets associated with the operation of the Isle of Mann ferry terminal.

Simon Dean engineers attended site with 2 hours of the initial call out and established the root cause of the fault after undertaking specialist testing of the existing terminal supply cable.

The cable had failed underground and was directly buried in concrete under the quayside.

Simon Dean established temporary generator power to allow the ferry terminal to continue operations over the Christmas period, initially from a portal diesel generator with some load shedding in place.

The portable generator was the next day replaced with a large diesel generator from one of our key temporary power providers to reinstate full power usage to the terminal building.

During the festive period, Simon Dean managed the fuel for the generator and worked to provide solutions for the permanent repair.

The proposal included several options for the client complete with costs and cable calculations to allow them to make an informed solution.

Simon Dean where then instructed to complete the remedial works which involved the installation of:

  • Over 100m of 2 No. twin wall ducts in the quayside.
  • Steel wire armoured submain cable.
  • Reinstatement of Tarmac surfacing with taped joints.
  • LV MCCB Board.
  • LV MCB Board.
  • Decommissioning of redundant LV equipment
  • Switchroom containment.
  • Local lighting and emergency lighting installation.
  • Electrical testing and certification.

All these works where completed whilst keeping the domestic and freight operations to the Isle of Mann through Heysham Docks fully operational.

Hats of to the Christmas on call team and the Electrical Engineers and our in house Civils team for turning around the permanent works in a safe and efficient manner.


Check out the video introduction to the initial call out and power reinstatement where Simon Dean provided emergency generator installation: