This month has seen a major announcement as we bring the P&B Weir product line to the STL portfolio. This gives us access to a range of specialists products for the utilities sector. We also look ahead to the OHLEX exhibition for safety companies in the overhead line industry. And last a good news story as we celebrate the installation of the final turbine at Scotlands offshore Beatrice wind farm.
This years OHLEX show takes place at Chester Racecourse on the 12th June. STL will be exhibiting alongside a host of industry specialists at the UK’s premier overhead line safety show. It’s a great opportunity for STL to showcase the full range of equipment, training and inspection services. Including new products from P&B Weir, various safety training for working at height and our range of equipment including rescue kits and harnesses. The show is a great opportunity for the industry to come together, share knowledge and solve the problems faced by technicians today.
P&B Weir is rightly recognised as global leader in the manufacturer and supplier of temporary portable earthing, voltage detectors and Buchholz Relays. We’ve recently agreed a deal to include P&B Weir’s range of insulated rods, telescopic rods and end fittings which we will supply to our clients in the utilities sector. This is a great opportunity for STL to add another world class range of products to our expanding portfolio of specialist solutions for workers at height in the utilities and renewables sector.
We love a good news story at STL and nothing beats the completion of another wind farm. The last turbine has been installed at Scotland’s Beatrice wind farm. Beatrice is the 4th largest wind farm in the world with 84 turbines. Once fully operational the wind farm will generate enough power for 450,000 homes. Beatrice is a joint venture led by SSE Renewables, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Red Rock Power Limited. Each of Beatrice’s turbines, at 188m (617ft) from sea level to blade tip, stands taller than the London Eye. It is the largest offshore wind farm in the world to use jacket foundations. These jackets weigh about 1,000 tonnes each and are the deepest water fixed foundations of any wind farm in the world, installed in water depths of over 56m (184ft).
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