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When the time came for main contractor Morrison Construction/ Galliford Try appoint a contractor to install the electrical infrastructure for the prestigious Olympic white water rafting course Spec was the first choice.

The electrical installation is technically challenging with remote variable frequency drives (VFD) to huge pumps capable of delivering the quantities of water required. Spec installed all the power and control cabling from the control centre panels to the main equipment locations and pump houses across the site.


The 300-metre competition course has a drop of 5.5m, for an average slope of 1.8% (18 m/km) and a pump-powered streamflow of 13 cubic metres per second .The intermediate/warm-up course is 160 metres long with a drop of 1.6 metres and flow of 10.5 cubic metres per second. A 10,000-square-metre lake, filled with groundwater, supplies the water for the pumps.


Spec ( Specialist Power Engineering Contracts )


01924 871558


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