Transforming the Olympic Stadium
ABB supplied the first of its new generation Automatic Transfer Switches (ATSs) for the transformation of the Olympic Stadium, meeting deadlines for the stadium to host the 2015 Rugby World Cup, and ready for the start of the 2016/17 football season when it will be home to West Ham United.
International infrastructure company Balfour Beatty is the lead contractor and works include a transformed seating bowl, new hospitality suites and a new cantilevered roof to provide more shelter. Balfour Beatty also completed a new seating tier for hospitality spectators and installed 14 new lighting paddles. These alterations called for major changes to the stadium’s services and infrastructure, on which Balfour Beatty worked with Imtech, the leading technical service provider. Throughout these works Imtech has worked with its long-term partner ABB to deliver the electrical distribution system. During the transformation, ABB delivered major alterations to the main low voltage distribution panels as well as new equipment to control power.
One essential aspect of the project was to ensure continuous power (event continuation) in the case of the main power supply dropping out. ABB supplied its latest generation ATSs rated at 1600.
ATSs are used widely in applications where uninterrupted power supply is essential. A constant and reliable power supply keeps fundamental services running.
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