In 2012 Power Logistics was awarded the temporary power and distribution contact for the Jockey Club’s Cheltenham racecourse. The following year we were awarded an additional generator and fuel management contract to run alongside the cable and distribution contract for Cheltenham Racecourse and the Jockey Club group to include The Festival Gold Cup (Cheltenham), The Derby (Epsom) and The Grand National (Aintree) meetings.
To date we have developed and successfully delivered a comprehensive temporary power solution on site. Our longstanding working relationship with the Jockey Club ensures the accurate specification, delivery, installation and commissioning of generators and power distribution services delivered exactly as per the client’s specification and scheduling requirements.
Equipment footprint plays a key factor during the planning stages, cable routes are established during this stage as well as the positions and footprints of generators, distribution and switchgear. All of which are sited in predetermined locations using a master schedule stating delivery dates, as well as specified commissioning/energising dates for all equipment.
Each race meet will contain anywhere from 10 to 35 crane movements to site a range of 30kVA – 500kVA generators. Each crane movement is carried out with extreme caution due to the delicate nature of the surrounding landscapes which are also often of significant historical importance. A method statement is written for such movements with authorisation from the individual Jockey Club groups.
The Jockey Club meetings range from 10,000 to 75,000 person capacity on event days. To ensure we deliver the contract safety and cost effectively, we have one central account manager in house who oversees the project managers on site. Both roles remain on site throughout the build and break process working closely alongside the Jockey Club managers. This close working relationship ensures continuity of our delivery of services between all racecourses.
Power Logistics also enlists the services of our established pool of verified skilled sub-contractors who are regularly appointed to undertake vital roles within our workforce. Our in-house verification procedures ensure our sub-contractors are regularly vetted to ensure they hold valid public liability insurance, along with the correct qualifications and licenses for operating plant.
Our working relationship with the Jockey Club continues with an additional 3-year contract awarded in 2022. The renewed contract with the Jockey Club group means we can continue to develop our methods of delivering generation and power distribution more efficiently in line our sustainable initiatives, whilst also regularly updating our hire stock to service the industry’s growing expectations of technology in design.