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R&B Switchgear Group Helps Keep Water Running for 3.2 million North West Homes

North West water Giant, United Utilities has appointed R&B Switchgear Group (R&B) to undertake the service & maintenance of its electrical power systems at over 600 of their dedicated water treatment sites.

The three-year contract will see R&B deliver planned preventative maintenance checks, equipment repairs, replacements, upgrades, and emergency services at 575 wastewater sites and 96 water treatment locations across the region.

United Utilities is the UK’s pinnacle provider of water and wastewater services and their regional footprint spans 3.2 million homes across Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, Cheshire, and parts of Derbyshire.

R&B was successfully awarded the contract following a competitive tender process where they demonstrated their expansive utilities experience, achieving the highest scores against the technical submission criteria.

R&B’s dedicated team will now manage the service & maintenance of United Utilities’ power distribution network, including HV & LV switchgear, transformers, protection and control systems, as well as providing any necessary cabling and equipment upgrades.

“As a North West business, it is a privilege to know that we are supporting a critical industry which serves our broader community.

“We have over 20 years’ experience supporting the water industry and our team are fully adapt to thinking on their feet and responding to the ever-changing requirements which come with unpredictable weather conditions and environmental factors.”

R&B Switchgear Group Managing Director, Mark Beswick

For over 20 years, R&B Switchgear Group has provided specialist maintenance and emergency support for Scottish Water’s LV and HV circuit breakers, protection relays, motor starters, batteries and transformers.

R&B Switchgear Group is recognised as a leading provider of electrical switchgear and power engineering solutions for a wide range of sectors including utilities, renewable energy, transport, marine, healthcare, education, and construction.

This latest contract comes as the company celebrates a significant period of growth. winning projects with household names such as the NHS, Scottish Water, National Grid, and EDF Energy.

For further details on how you can embark on an exciting career with R&B Switchgear Group, please get in touch at careers@rbswitch.com or check out their careers page at rbswitchgeargroup.com/join-our-team.