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Emergency aid

25 January 2013

ABB Motor Service Partner Central Electrical swung into emergency response mode to help United Utilities cope with floods that left parts of Cockermouth under 8ft of water. Several water and wastewater treatment st

ABB Motor Service Partner Central Electrical swung into emergency response mode to help United Utilities cope with floods that left parts of Cockermouth under 8ft of water.

Several water and wastewater treatment stations flooded, with Barepot the most seriously damaged. It has two 135kW motors and a 200 kW motor and United Utilities urgently wanted to replace/repair them.

Within an hour of receiving a call, Central Electrical had engineers despatched to Cumbria to assess the damage. As well as motors, a number of fuses and a VSD were needed.

Central Electrical made use of the national ABB Motor Service Partner network, drawing on its extensive local stock to replace motors that could not be repaired. Such was the urgency that vans carrying the motors were given a police escort.
 
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