Marchwood Energy Recovery Generator
In 2005 FOC had received an enquiry for replacement patch leads that seemed to be exceptionally long. When FOC enquired about the application that these patch leads were going to used for this is what transpired.
French designers and other contractors were employed from far a field on the Marchwood Energy Recovery Generator project. FOC got involved when the incumbent fibre supplier had numerous problems, which the fibre engineers struggle with. FOC went to site and identified the route cause of these problems, provided a redesign of the cabling infrastructure, supplied and installed multicore fibre, then tested before the final hand-over and full testing of the site was successfully completed.
This plant has the capacity to burn 165,000 tonnes of household waste each year to produce 17 MW of electricity. Most of this power is exported to the National Grid, providing power to approximately 22,000 homes.