Quartzelec – an independent electrical engineering group which has a £60 million annual turnover – has been heavily investing in its Aberdeen facilities over recent months to meet growing customer demand from the wind, marine and oil & gas energy sectors.
As part of this focus, Quartzelec has just entered into a long-term collaboration agreement with S&C Electric to support its PureWave® distributed static compensator units installed in wind farms across the UK and Ireland.
These units provide a fast-compensating reactive power source that is applied on the transmission or distribution system to reduce voltage variations such as sags, surges and flicker along with instability caused by rapidly varying reactive power demand.
S&C has units installed at British and Irish wind farms, with an installed capacity in excess of 500 MW.
Jamie Burns, General Manager of Quartzelec Aberdeen, said: “We have completed a variety of projects within the renewables market, specifically wind farms, over the past few years.
“So as soon as we first spoke to S&C, we knew that this long-term collaboration agreement would be extremely beneficial to both parties as well as the equipment end users.
“S&C is a leader in its field and it is a pleasure to be selected as the service provider to assist with the support of the company’s units.”