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Blackburn Starling offers an unrivalled combination of experience and capability and has a wealth of experience in the water industry having supplied products and services to the sector, both in the UK and overseas, for more than 50 years.  Blackburn Starling have designed, manufactured, installed & commissioned MCC’s & Systems Integration solution to virtually all of the UK water companies.  Blackburn Starling boasts an enviable reputation for quality and reliability with all of our solutions designed to both WIMES and client specific standards.

Blackburn Starling were the first UK panel builder to design and develop Intelligent MCC’s for the Water Industry over 20 years ago and we continue to innovate and develop modern low carbon, modular and off-site construction solutions. We are always keen to provide assistance with developing solutions which adopt energy efficient, low carbon and environmentally friendly “green” solutions to continue towards a Nett Zero lifecycle product.

Oil and Gas

Blackburn Starling have for many years, provided fully integrated turnkey solutions to the oil and gas industries. Our team of experienced design, installation and commissioning engineers are MIST, FOET & BOSIET accredited, understand all the regulations and safety standards relevant to the industry which has allowed us to deliver exceptional high safety and quality standards whilst always being available for mobilisation when required by the customer.

We work in both on-shore & off-shore environments with our own in-house installation and commissioning engineers have a vast knowledge of control and protection schemes in both Low Voltage and Medium Voltage applications. Recent projects include the testing, refurbishment and modification of existing assets many of which were no longer supported by the original manufacturer. Our highly skilled engineers provide technical reports to ensure the equipment remains in a safe and fully operational condition following the completion, testing and re-certification of the existing assets.

Case Study - Cygnus Gas Field

Southern Gas Basin Discovery, Cygnus Project GDF Suez E&P UK - Project Value £2,800,000

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Shell Leman Uptime

Leman Uptime For Shell (One Gas) Ltd - Project Value £1,350,000

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Blackburn Starling provides multiple services to the existing and new build nuclear power station sectors. Our team of engineers can support and deliver at every stage of the nuclear build cycle providing the solutions required for plant life extension, new build facilities and decommissioning. We understand the unique requirements of the Nuclear Industry such as:-

Documentation - Lifetime Quality Records, Quality Plans and full material traceability with our complete in-house fabrication and manufacturing facilities.

Testing - Our in-house test facilities including Temperature Rise and Heat Soak testing of all new build panels.

Site Services – Installation and Commissioning engineers with Security Clearance and the relevant Site Passes and Accreditations.

We have been an approved supplier for LV Switchboards  to the nuclear industry for over 20 years and we have also very recently completed our final assessment for the Fit4Nuclear (F4N) accreditation.

Process Industries

Blackburn Starling has extensive experience delivering low voltage assemblies, MCC’s, control and instrumentation systems and associated services to a wide range of Process industries in the UK. Our multi-disciplined team of engineers can provide the scope of engineering services throughout the project lifecycle owing to the experience, skills and expertise gained over the years we have been working within the industry allowing our reputation for high quality products and services to be maintained and recognized.

The project solutions range from high density fully withdrawable Arc-Fault tested Form 4 MCC’s for the Petro-Chemical and Chemical Industries through to Form 2 Wardrobe Style MCC’s and Control Panels for the Food and Beverage or Materials Handling sectors.

Every project is tendered and designed to a bespoke solution to fully meet the requirements of each unique project and installation. With our in-house mechanical design & fabrication facilities we can provide unique solutions within very tight project programmes which deliver both cost and efficiency savings to the client.

Power Generation

Blackburn Starling operate within both the power generation and renewable energy sectors throughout the UK, providing Low Voltage Assemblies, Protection Equipment, Commissioning and Testing services.

We are familiar with the unique requirements of the Power Generation sector with vast experience of designing standardized approved solutions for LVAC switchboards within many of the UK DNO’s and also private generation clients.

We have also designed and manufactured Protection & Control Panels with 19” Rack solutions for the UK DNO sector in full compliance with the ENATS requirements.

Case Study - Blackburn Meadows Renewable Energy

Blackburn Meadows Renewable CHP Plant for E-ON - Project Value £800,000

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Case Study - Ince Biomass Power – 2018

Ince Biomass Power, Four Packaged Substations & MCC’s for new 22MW Biomass Power Station at Ince, Chester - Total Project Value £600,000

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Rail & Light Rail/Mass Transit

Blackburn Starling have successfully delivered a wide variety of innovative project solutions in both the UK rail sector and also in modern light rail/mass transit schemes.

We have been an approved RISQS contractor to the UK rail industry for many years. Recent innovative projects include:-

Modular Containerised Signalling systems for the automatic barriers on road crossings on the main line UK rail network.

Drainage and Flood Protection Pumping Station MCC’s with a fully automatic control system and future proofed with SCADA capability and Fibre-Optic networks alongside a traditional data logger installation for integration with the existing monitoring networks.

Platform Power Distribution Kiosks complete with Transformers, UPS, Distribution Boards for station signalling, power, communications and lighting with automatic mains changeover & back-up.

Case Study - Tramlink Nottingham

NET Phase 2 Expansion Project For Tramlink Nottingham - Project Value Circa £2,000,000

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Infrastructure Projects

Blackburn Starling can deliver cost-effective solution for LV Switchboards including Packaged Sub-Station incorporating close-coupled Cast Resin Distribution Transformers. Automatic Changeover systems with Mains & Generator changeover and synchronizing controls. We have an in-house capability to provide solutions for all LV Switchboard ratings up to 6300A with Fault Levels of 100kA/1 Second.

Alongside the Main Power Distribution Blackburn Starling have also been manufacturing specialist Fire Control and Command Annunciator Panels for many major infrastructure projects. The enclosures manufactured range from small wall mounted Damper Interface Modules for the automatic control of fire and smoke extract dampers through to floor standing Annunciator panels installed within the Fire Control Room.

GA Petfoods – New Ingredients Kitchen – 2017

New 6300A LV Switchboard and Associated Sub-Distribution Switchboards & MCC’s for Major Expansion to Existing Petfood Manufacture in Lancashire - Total Project Value – £200,000 

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University of Nottingham Propulsion Test Facility - 2021

The Design, Manufacture and installation of the Main Power Switchboard, Sub-Distribution Panels and over 150 bespoke Laboratory Testing Desks for the University of Nottingham Propulsion Test Facility - Total Project Value – £1,500,000 

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Energy from Waste

Blackburn Starling have designed and delivered MCC’s and Control Systems (PLC/HMI/SCADA/DCS) for a number of major Energy from Waste projects within the UK. With our extensive manufacturing facilities with our Nottingham, East Midlands facility we are able to handle major projects with multiple large MCC’s which are required within very demanding timescales.

We have a vast in-house experience of the specific requirements for these Clean Energy/Energy from Waste projects with import/export power controls and metering, incorporation of large Variable Speed drives for the Cooling and Ventilation Fans. We also work with the client to design the MCC’s with separate busbar sections for ROC and non-ROC loads and also for Essential/Non-Essential Loads with Generator back-up and mains synchronization.

Glasgow Recycling & Renewable Energy Centre (RREC) - 2016

A State-of-the-Art Recycling and Sustainable Waste Management Facility  - Total Project Value – £2,000,000 

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