Southeastern Railway Ltd
Dawsetway Renewables were awarded the opportunity to be the installation Contractor via Principal Contractor KHES for installing Solar PV panels & Fall prevention and safe access measures across four railway depots on behalf of Southeastern Railway Ltd.
Southeastern required a design and build installation of intelligent solar photovoltaic panels across the roof of Gillingham depot. The depot is a heavy user of power and the panels subsidise the consumption, provide income through the feed in tariff when demand is low and supplement the client's green credential.
The client required the works to be completed in a hostile rail environment whilst working towards a tight timeframe. The design and installation would consider future maintenance works and implement safe methods of work for PV panel upkeep and annual inspections, along with testing & certification.
Solutions & Outcome
Issues were encountered during this project, as outlined above; despite this, the works were completed with minimal delay. Relationships with depot staff were maintained, the budget managed and final account agreed.
All works were undertaken as agreed, fully operational and defect-free. The client was provided with time lapse footage encompassing the whole project from start to finish in a short 45 second video. Additionally, the client receives quarterly solar PV output reports to monitor the kWh performance of the solar array.