With a trading history of more than 140 years and extensive experience in supplying LV products to the energy and power industries Blackburn Starling has evolved into a global supplier with an unrivalled reputation for technical excellence and product innovation. Already well established within the energy market, this sector has been a major growth area in the past 10 years.
Presently working in the energy market with major companies such as Scottish Power, EDF Energy, E-ON, Sellafield, ACTiv Nuclear, Doosan Power and many others, Blackburn Starling has undertaken a range of projects including Power Generation, Biomass Fuel Conversion, Hydro Electric Schemes and reducing energy consumption by optimising usage via intelligent control. The most recent success is the award of a 2 year Framework Agreement for substation replacement switchgear for Scottish Power.
The company’s greatest strength is that it is an independent manufacturer large enough to cope with demand but still small enough to personally care about each and every one of its valued customers. Everything that is manufactured by Blackburn Starling is produced in the company’s spacious and modern 6,500m2 production facility and supply equipment is sourced predominantly from major international suppliers, for which spares and support is available worldwide. This gives Blackburn Starling the flexibility to offer the best technical solution at competitive prices to satisfy the exact needs of the customer.
Blackburn Starling is looking to build on the successful foundations already achieved and increase its profile in the energy sector to ensure future growth and success through diversification across industry. The government aims to have the first nuclear power stations generating electricity by 2019, therefore a significant amount of growth is expected in this area. With the UK legally committed to meeting 15% of the country’s energy demand from renewable sources by 2020 the company believes it has the potential for significant expansion in this sector, which can be achieved without compromising the high level of customer focus.