DTG completes installation for world-leading medical research facility

We have supplied and installed three 1375kVA sets to the Wellcome Genome Campus in Cambridge, a global charitable foundation dedicated to improving health.

DTG was selected as the preferred supplier to deliver this project due to proven technical expertise and experience in similar projects in the healthcare sector.

The project electrical engineer, said: “Dieselec Thistle was selected to deliver this critical building project due to the team’s strength and experience, competitiveness and ability to deliver to the tight programme.

“The team worked with us throughout to design the installation, responding to the specification requirements and job challenges as they arose. The personnel responsible for delivering the installation on site were extremely helpful, knowledgeable and ensured the project ran smoothly.”

The Genome Campus featured an unconventional generator room with a side air inlet and restricted space in which to work and deliver the installation. The specification required a number of special features including: advance controls due to all three sets being synchronised together and then ultimately with the mains power supply, a large fuel transfer system with redundancy, low level attenuation to reduce noise level to 75 dBA at 1m, and an exhaust flue extended 32 to atmosphere.

Prior to installation, this was all demonstrated at the factory witness test carried out DTG’s head office test facility in Glasgow. The complete, installed system was tested using portable load banks and building load.


About the Wellcome Genome Campus
The 125-acre Wellcome Genome Campus, located on the Hinxton Estate near Cambridge, is part of the Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation dedicated to improving health. The Institute is a centre-stage, world leader in genome research and aims to deliver new insights into human and pathogen biology that change the course of biology and medicine. It is home to some of the world’s foremost institutes and organisations.

It was formally opened in October 1993 by Fred Sanger, the double Nobel Laureate who devised the method for DNA sequencing used in the Human Genome Project, and after whom the centre was named. A second building development to extend campus facilities was opened in 2005, creating a state-of-the-art new home for staff amenities and a data centre to house the growing data storage needs of the Sanger Institute.