Tarkett is a global flooring and sports surface solution business with 12,500 employees across 34 international locations. They had net sales of £2.7bn euros in 2016 in over 100 countries which equates to 1.3million meters of flooring sold every day.
Vistech were asked by the UK Tarkett site in Maidstone, Kent to survey their ageing cooling towers with a view to extensive refurbishment to give them 10 years more life
Guernsey Electricity Limited (GE) is the sole commercial electricity supplier on the island of Guernsey. GE has been operating for over 100 years, moving from local generation of power from coal, and later oil, to investing in cables to connect into the grids in Jersey and France through the Channel Islands Electricity Grid.
Vistech proposed four packaged cooling towers offering the fastest delivery, assembly and installation times.
Completed in 1986, the Lloyd’s building was designed to the most exacting specifications. However, as technology boomed, the cooling systems could no longer cope in the height of summer with the increased heat being generated by the explosion in IT equipment.
Replacing these systems would be no easy task because of the building’s revolutionary ‘inside-out’ design. Richard Rogers had taken the usual internal elements of a building and made them design features on the outside. This gives Lloyd’s incredible freedom of space inside the building, but means service work involves unique challenges.
Birds Eye, part of Europe’s largest frozen foods business Iglo Food Group Ltd, relies on efficient cooling to ensure that their high standards of food production are maintained across their global food factory locations 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
At their UK Lowestoft site in the East of England they have recently made the decision to replace a number of ageing evaporative condensers. The factory faces the North Sea coastline and therefore operates in a highly corrosive environment.
Sometimes a relatively simple design improvement can have wide-ranging benefits to a business.
This was the case recently when Mannochmore Distillery in Scotland approached us to replace the drift eliminators in six of their cooling towers.