Leeds-based electrical engineering specialist Winder Electrical is proudly celebrating the new Paris-London Eurostar record as the company responsible for the power transformers that made the whole thing possible.
The culmination of a three year, £1.2m contract with Birse Process Engineering has seen the transformer specialists design, build and install 55 distribution and isolation transformers as an integral part of the revamp of the new high speed link between Britain and France.
With the Eurostar taking a fraction over two hours to complete the landmark journey from Paris to London St Pancras, this achievement marks the pinnacle of a £5bn project that has in turn yielded one of the highest profile successes for Winder Electrical in its 100 year history.
Winder Electrical General Manager Paul Matthews was delighted with the new record journey, as he explains; “All too often in our industry we provide the unglamorous, behind-the-scenes elements of a project that nobody sees. Here, however, we can point directly to a topical and interesting story and explain how our bespoke, UK manufactured transformers, have helped this amazing record to happen.
“The whole team worked tirelessly alongside Birse to deliver this project, and we hope it is the first of many such contracts. Plus, with an order book approaching £8m and our purpose built new premises scheduled to be occupied in early 2008, we are now aiming for a few records ourselves!”
Winder Powers Eurostar Record
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