• Scope of Works

    Electrical Services

  • Client

    Client Confidential

  • Value


  • Duration

    8 Months

  • Architect/Design Certifier

    Design Forum

  • Consulting Engineer

    EL Engineering Consultants

  • Main Contractor

    Cumnor Construction

  • Category

Client Confidential Electrical Infrastructure LV Power Distribution Upgrade

Our client is a universal leader in electronics & communications with 45 years of manufacturing experience. During the last 8 years, Weltec Engineering has been the selected provider for electrical installation services in the client’s Irish operating facilities. The present project is the development of the LV power distribution system and to provide an N+1 criterion to all of the client’s campus-wide facilities.


The scope of works involved the upgrade and provision of an N+1 criterion to four main LV distribution center hubs and the reconfiguration of a power synchronising and load sharing control system for three existing 1.1MVA generators and installation of two new 1.1MVA generators. All these generators having new G10 protection at each of the LV distribution boards while the generators are operating in mains parallel load. Works also involved the replacement of two existing 2MVA transformers and decommissioning of one 3.2MVA transformer.

All controls capability are done by touchscreen HMI, providing a full overview of control capabilities in association with the generator synchronising system. All synchronising control panels are network connected over a fibre-optic ring, with the infrastructure for Scada metering and control.

All MV/LV works were required to be carried out in a live 24/7 client operating facility, with shutdowns and changeovers completed with a minimum power outage period. All changeovers were micro planned to mitigate any risks to the client’s production operations and European communication network service.

Carbon Steel Workshop

Workshop Capacity: 8000 sq. ft.

Type of fabrication: Carbon steel schedule pipework and skid assembly

Offsite Fabrication and Finishing 2
Weltec Carbon Steel Workshop
Yellow Gas Pipes Carbon

John Murphy

Quality Director

John is the company Quality Director with overall responsibility for all Quality activities and resources. He is hugely experienced, having worked for many years in the Pharma and Manufacturing before joining Weltec in 2014. He holds qualifications in Chemistry, Quality Assurance, a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and a Masters in Business Administration.  He has been instrumental in the company’s continuous implementation of new and improved quality standards across all engineering and construction activities. He has also been the key driver in ensuring we fully understand our customer expectations and needs and that we have developed and implemented the quality control processes to meet and exceed these expectations.

Joe McGivney

General Manager, Electrical

Joe is a IPMA certified Project Manager and as General Manager Joe takes a key role in project proposals, project development, construction operations, and communication with all key stakeholders. He applies his extensive engineering and project management experience acquired over his 40 year successful career. He has delivered complex projects across many sectors including Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences, ICT Manufacturing and Healthcare.

James Hackett

EHS Director

James is EHS Director and holds a BSc in Management and a H-Dip in Health, Safety & Welfare at Work from UCC. Working closely with the operations director, general manager and contract managers, James has full responsibility all EHS activities and resources across the company. James has been instrumental in directing the company to achieving world-class EHS practices, which have been recognised by NISO with the company winning the Bronze Overall Award and twice winning the Presidents Award for Large Organisations over a 4 year period.

Shane Ryan

Operations Director

Shane holds a Bachelors Degree in Engineering from UL and as Operations Director he is centrally involved in the direction and execution of all construction operations. He focuses on assembling multi-disciplinary teams to deliver large-scale complex turnkey projects and creating sustainable ongoing partnerships. He has extensive engineering and project management experience across different sectors including Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences, Industrial and Food.

Gerard O’Leary

Managing Director

Gerard is the Managing Director and one of the original founders of Weltec Engineering in Waterford over 20 years ago. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Engineering from CIT and a Masters in Business Administration from UCC. He has 30 years experience in the engineering and construction industries and has been instrumental in the development of the company into a leading engineering and process contractor.