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In early 2019 we have were awarded a major contract worth about £3 million, by Amey Black & Veatch for what they termed their “Low Voltage Motor Control Centre programme.”


This consisted of removing seven existing MCC’s that were still in operation, providing an alternative power supply and installing new replacement MCC’s while in every case, keeping the sewage treatment plant fully operational.


The seven waste water treatment plants are situated at the following locations below ;


Denholm, Selkirk, Troqueer, Langholm, Douglas , Walkerburn and Stonehouse.


Not only were the MCC’s replaced but the software for controlling the operation of the various sites was also upgraded and commissioned.

Many sites required the supply cables to be upgraded and also the steelwork itself that the new MCC’s sit upon required in most instances, to be upgraded.

Some sites also required civils works to be undertaken to ensure that current Health & safety Standards were met.


Health & safety obviously played a big part in the planning and implementation of the new equipment as did the testing programme and the various training programmes for Scottish Water staff whom we worked closely with as the site went back to being fully operational.

Ferrier Pumps ltd have been working with several control  panel manufacturers for many years and a good number of our contracts team come from MCC manufacturing backgrounds. This enables us to design MCC’s to suit our clients requirements and to seamlessly convey these requirements to our panel manufacturers. By being involved at the design stage and with Ferrier’s staff approving the circuit diagrams prior to manufacture,  the finished article are tested at the factory, with any minor changes required c speedily implemented ensuring that the MCC is despatched to site on time,  where it can be installed with confidence.


The vast majority of MCC’s that we supply and use on our projects are small two pump control systems which are much more a akin to some of the  pictures of smaller MCC’s that you can see in the slide show above. These provide our teams with good experience in fault finding and modification which is all knowledge that stands us in good stead regardless of the challenges that might arise.    

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Below are some pictures of a new kiosk and the new MCC that we recently installed at Selkirk Waste Water treatment works.

The LVSB (Low Voltage Switch Board) is installed within the kiosk and the RAS-SAS MCC is installed within the existing site garage area.

You can still see the rusty  lifting lugs on the kiosk, but they have been removed now !