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Reference Number NIA_SPEN_0051
Title All Terrain Low Ground Pressure Access Vehicle with 34m boom
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
SP Energy Networks
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 March 2020
End Date 31 December 2021
Duration ENA months
Total Grant Value £150,000
Industrial Sectors Power
Region Scotland
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , SP Energy Networks (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , SP Energy Networks (0.000%)
Web Site https://smarter.energynetworks.org/projects/NIA_SPEN_0051
Objectives A hybrid MEWP combining and all terrain access vehicle and a 34M bronco boom with a basket capacity of 250kg The bulk of the design work has been done by Adele Ramsden (SPEN), Dale Harrison (PLPC) and Bronco trucks to establish a viable solution. Innovation funding will be used to undertake an initial trial of the machine. SPEN will make a continuing BAU commitment with the supplier subject to successful trials. This commitment gives the supplier confidence to progress with modifications required to marry the two machines together. The objectives of the project are as follows: Increase efficiency on outage times on faults and repairs reducing network financial constraints and down time. Including deployment of the emergency restoration systemGreatly reduce risk during work at heightsCommitment to stakeholders in fast repairs and response time on OHL windfarm connection routesGrantor commitment using advanced technology to eliminate/reduce land damageEnvironmental commitment to reducing stone road requirements and wagons required to bring the stone in.Reduction in muscular skeletal injury to work force by allow two men to work from a very generous 250KG basket on repairs needing heavy equipment such as a press head.
Abstract This project will develop an All terrain vehicle with improved access to Transmission OHL.
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Added to Database 02/11/22