Grimsby engineering firm wins detection system contract with National Grid

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 20 Apr 2017

GRIMSBY-based engineering design firm, Technica, has been awarded a major National Grid contract to replace all fire and gas detection systems on a huge transmission facility.

The work, at Huntingdon, is the single largest project to be delivered by the team.

Issued by National Grid's capital delivery department, it involves fire detectors using infrared and gas detectors that 'smell' the air.

Robert Gallivan, operations director for the Cherry Tree Business Park team said: "This significant project involves taking a design through from concept to site installation and commissioning and, while we have completed numerous projects for National Grid over the years, this signals the first time we will have worked for the capital delivery team.

"The fire and gas replacement project will allow us to showcase our competency in the majority of our services including engineering, procurement and construction, site construction, control panels, functional safety and software engineering." The Technica team will also carry out a variety of different duties as principal contractor and principal designer.

Technica's managing director, John Davison, added: "Winning this particular project is a fantastic achievement by our UK Gas team. We are determined to deliver a successful project for National Grid and will achieve this through close, open and honest communication at all levels of the project."

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