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WOMEN IN ENGINEERING – Isabella Xu – Electrical Design Engineer

WOMEN IN ENGINEERING – Isabella Xu – Electrical Design Engineer

To fulfil the need for skilled engineering now and in the future, Crestchic’s team works hard to identify and engage the potential engineering stars of the future. In our final part of our look at the women in engineering at Crestchic, we talk to Isabella Xu,...

WOMEN IN ENGINEERING – Jamie-Lee Kean – Technical Coordinator

WOMEN IN ENGINEERING – Jamie-Lee Kean – Technical Coordinator

In the first of 3 highlights looking at women in engineering, we catch up with Jamie-Lee Kean, Crestchic's recently appointed Loadbank Technical Coordinator. Supporting the company’s rental division - sits Jamie-Lee Kean. A relative newbie, Jamie-Lee relocated from...

Testing times in shipping

In this article Paul Brickman of Crestchic, the leading global manufacturer of loadbanks used for power testing in the marine sector, looks at how the market and its needs are changing. Meeting the power needs of ‘super vessels’ In recent times we have witnessed a...

LOAD TESTING WITH THE BEST OF THE BEST

Crestchic Limited, the world leader in loadbank technology for the testing and commissioning of power generation systems, now hold not only the highest Quality Assurance ISO type (9001-2015), but additionally has now been accredited with the current environmental...

Two new generators commissioned with 2.5MVA loadtest in Central London

Specialising in the testing and commissioning of electrical equipment such as generators and UPS systems, Crestchic, the acknowledged world leader of loadbank design and manufacture, was contracted to supply a 2.5MVA package running at 11kV with a 200m load cable in...

Loadbanks to negate regenerative power

Loadbanks to negate regenerative power

The container shipping industry is an ever-growing, fast-paced environment, and power infrastructure cannot always grow in-line with power requirements. For this reason, many container ports are choosing to expand their power capacity by using stand-alone temporary...

New 11kV generators at water treatment site get 5MVA loadbank solution

New 11kV generators at water treatment site get 5MVA loadbank solution

Crestchic, the leading loadbank manufacturer and supplier of load testing equipment, has recently sent a 5MVA test package to a water treatment plant in Cambridgeshire, to test its newly installed 11kV generators. Joann Price, UK Rentals Manager, said: “We sent out a...

20MVA package for Finnish dockyard

20MVA package for Finnish dockyard

For the last 35 years, Crestchic, the world leading load bank manufacturer, has been provisioning load test equipment to the oil, gas, aviation, managed facilities and marine industries. The in-depth knowledge and unparalleled customer service that Crestchic is...

Scottish dockyard gets ‘Fusion’ loadbank package

Crestchic Loadbanks has recently supplied a naval dockyard in Scotland with a DC load bank running Crestchic's proprietary 'Fusion' software. The Fusion control system provides Crestchic's range of DC load banks with a facility to perform constant-current or constant...

Canary Wharf gets a 10MVA load bank package

A 10MVA load bank package operating at 11.5kV has been set up at Canary Wharf by Crestchic Loadbanks, the leading manufacturer and provider of load bank testing equipment. The load test equipment will remain on site while the regular planned maintenance programme is...

UPS Commissioning Ireland

Generators and UPS systems are the last line in the defence of total power loss should the main supply be interrupted. Savvy business owners utilise load bank packages from Crestchic, the leading load bank manufacturer, to test the reliability of the back-up supply. A...

16x 300kW Load test at an Irish data centre

16x 300kW Load test at an Irish data centre

Crestchic Loadbanks, the acknowledged leader in load bank manufacture and supply, has provisioned 16x 300kW load banks for a load test at an Irish data centre.  The on-going tests are part of a regular maintenance and commissioning programme by the client. Crestchic's...

Emergency back up power tested at Scottish Children’s Hospital

Emergency back up power tested at Scottish Children’s Hospital

Crestchic Loadbanks, the acknowledged global leader in load bank manufacture and supply, has provisioned a one-week hire of a 2.2MW 11kV package to test the emergency back-up systems at a Children's Hospital in Scotland. Paul Brickman, Sales and Marketing Director at...

It’s plain sailing as Crestchic completes 20MVA loadtest at Finnish shipyard

CRESTCHIC EXPANDS LOADBANK FLEET FOR RENTAL IN US

Off the back of significant growth in the US standby power market, global loadbank manufacturer, Crestchic has expanded its fleet of state-of-the-art, 5MW medium voltage containerised loadbanks. Crestchic’s expansion in the US is owed to its success with recent...

Acoustic load testing in Derbyshire

Acoustic load testing in Derbyshire

Crestchic Loadbanks, specialist loadbank manufacturer and loadbank rental company, has provisioned a one-week hire of 2x 2055kW 11kV packages to enable a client in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, to carry out acoustic testing on their power generation sets.

Major telco takes trailer-mounted loadbanks

Major telco takes trailer-mounted loadbanks

Crestchic Loadbanks, the acknowledged global leader in loadbank design and supply, has manufactured 57 loadbank trailer sets, which are set to leave Crestchic’s UK load bank manufacturing facility to provision load tests for a major telecoms operator. The trailers,...

Isabella Xu joins as new Electrical and Mechanical Design Engineer

Isabella Xu joins as new Electrical and Mechanical Design Engineer

  Crestchic Loadbanks, the acknowledged global leader in load bank manufacture and supply, welcomes in Isabella Xu as its new Electrical and Mechanical Design Engineer. Isabelle brings a wealth of knowledge from the load testing and genset sectors. Crestchic MD,...

A dam good solution for SEAPA

A dam good solution for SEAPA

Crestchic, specialist loadbank manufacturer and loadbank rental company, has provided the Southeast Alaska Power Agency (SEAPA) with a containerised 5MW capacity loadbank for its Swan Lake Reservoir expansion project to increase its capacity. The project totalled £10...

Crestchic at Data Centre World Expo 2017

Crestchic at Data Centre World Expo 2017

Crestchic are exhibiting at the popular Data Centre World show (15th and 16th March 2017). Situated on stand E50, the team have two loadbanks perfect for the datacentre industry on show. Much interest has already been seen on the stand with lots more great...

Mick Woods Scores 30 years with Crestchic

Mick Woods Scores 30 years with Crestchic

FOOTBALL FAN MICK WOODS SCORES 30 YEARS WITH CRESTCHIC Mick Woods, Load Bank Technician at Crestchic, is celebrating 30 years' service with the Burton-based load bank manufacturer. Mick, a spritely 68-year-old, is perfectly at home with his role that has evolved,...

Crestchic publishes NEW Rental sector brochure

Crestchic publishes NEW Rental sector brochure

A new brochure focussed at the Rental market has just been published by load bank experts at Crestchic. It is available to download on this site from the Rental page: https://crestchic.co.uk/loadbank-rental/ and the Downloads page: https://crestchic.co.uk/downloads/...

Crestchic wins European Rental Association Award

Crestchic wins European Rental Association Award

Crestchic, world leader in specialised loadbank manufacturing and testing solutions, has scooped an industry award for ‘Best Small to Medium Rental Company’ at the European Rental Awards held in Stockholm, Sweden - 8th June 2016. Jointly organised by IRN...

Load banks go on parade at Data Centre World

Load banks go on parade at Data Centre World

Vital role in business continuity to be highlighted Crestchic Loadbanks, a world leader in specialised load bank manufacturing and testing solutions, will present its extensive range of resistive and reactive load banks at Data Centre World, London, on 12-13 April...

Crestchic transforms NOV’s power testing

Crestchic transforms NOV’s power testing

Crestchic, one of the leading manufacturers of loadbanks and packaged transformers, has secured a fifth order from NOV Portable Power for a 4.0 MVA step-up containerised transformer to support a series of offshore power installations. The end result provided NOV...

SSA Membership

SSA Membership

Crestchic is proud to be a member of the SSA, The Voice of the UK Marine Industry. Crestchic supplies load banks to load test marine generators around the globe, with packages from 20kw to 6000kw.

Crestchic brushes up on its Italian for 5MVA load test at an oil and gas refinery

Crestchic announces Polish distributor agreement with BCA Group

Leading loadbank manufacturer, Crestchic has announced its partnership with BCA Group, specialist in data centre testing. The BCA group is now responsible for the majority of data centres tests in Poland, using Crestchic’s products. BCA Group offers unique products...

Crestchic engineer bags major training award

Crestchic engineer bags major training award

An engineer from Crestchic, world leader in specialised loadbank manufacturing and testing solutions, has scooped a prestigious sector training and development award. Dan Woodward, won the prestigious Training and Personal Development award at this year’s Association...

Crestchic at Power-Gen 2015

Crestchic at Power-Gen 2015

Crestchic is one of the leading specialists in loadbank manufacturing and testing solutions. Manufacturing since 1983, Crestchic is the largest loadbank specialist in the world, with extensive expertise and the capability to develop tailor-made testing solutions from...

ABB – A powerful collaboration

ABB – A powerful collaboration

Cutting-edge technology allowing for safer and more reliable high-voltage grid applications is playing a key role in the development of smart grids around the world. Two companies collaborating with a vision to help radically change the way power is transmitted,...

Crestchic brushes up on its Italian for 5MVA load test at an oil and gas refinery

The Full Package – Building Transformers To Last

Paul Brickman of Crestchic Limited explains how the thriving Genset market is boosting sales of packaged transformers on a local and international level Feature reproduced in: Data Centre Solutions, Construction Review Africa, Oil Review Africa and Power Engineer. The...

JCB DEMO LEADS TO CRESTCHIC LOADBANK PURCHASE BY HONG KONG DEALER

JCB DEMO LEADS TO CRESTCHIC LOADBANK PURCHASE BY HONG KONG DEALER

Hong Kong JCB dealer Sun Shing Holdings has taken delivery of a loadbank from leading manufacturer, Crestchic. The 600kW resistive-only loadbank was purchased to enable the dealer to test and maintain the generators that it rents and sells in Hong Kong. Sun Shing...

Trio of powerful appointments at Crestchic

Trio of powerful appointments at Crestchic

  World leader in specialised loadbank manufacturing and testing solutions, Crestchic has made three further key strategic appointments at its headquarters in Burton-on-Trent. Taking up the position of Technical Proposals Manager is Garry Chamberlain, who brings...

New service department springs into action at Crestchic

New service department springs into action at Crestchic

The new loadbank service team  This spring sees the official launch of a new, all-encompassing service department at leading loadbank manufacturer, Crestchic. Significant investment has been made into the new facility which will bring all aspects of the company’s...

CUMMINS FORMS GLOBAL POWER TESTING PARTNERSHIP WITH CRESTCHIC

CUMMINS FORMS GLOBAL POWER TESTING PARTNERSHIP WITH CRESTCHIC

Loadbanks in use by Cummins Following a highly successful installation of four resistive-reactive loadbanks at global power leader Cummins’ manufacturing plant in Fridley, Minnesota, Crestchic has been awarded preferred status to partner in testing its products across...

CRESTCHIC’S LONGEST STANDING EMPLOYEE LIGHTENS THE ‘LOAD’

CRESTCHIC’S LONGEST STANDING EMPLOYEE LIGHTENS THE ‘LOAD’

  Selling in excess of 1,000 loadbanks for Crestchic, 75 year old Richard Renders has decided to retire from his long and rewarding career at the leading loadbank manufacturer. Throughout his time at Crestchic Richard has seen the loadbank market transform from a...

NEW PRESENCE IN INDIA FOR CRESTCHIC

NEW PRESENCE IN INDIA FOR CRESTCHIC

  Loadbank manufacturer Crestchic has appointed SSBM Consultants as its sole and exclusive agent for loadbanks, containerised transformers and associated control products for the whole of India. The world’s largest loadbank manufacturer and rental company,...

CRESTCHIC UNEARTHS LOADBANK BENEFITS FOR JCB POWER PRODUCTS DEALERS

CRESTCHIC UNEARTHS LOADBANK BENEFITS FOR JCB POWER PRODUCTS DEALERS

Loadbanks on hire to JCB  JCB Power Products hosted more than 100 dealers at its headquarters recently to unveil many new products and services and to further develop their understanding of its latest generator range, using Crestchic loadbanks to demonstrate the...

CRESTCHIC MAKES HOST OF APPOINTMENTS ACROSS EUROPE

CRESTCHIC MAKES HOST OF APPOINTMENTS ACROSS EUROPE

Pieter Baston, Kelby Henn and Jim French  World leader in specialised loadbank manufacturing and testing solutions, Crestchic has made three top-level appointments, strengthening its business development across Europe and welcoming a new addition to its...

CRESTCHIC GOES TO THE END OF THE EARTH FOR BRITISH ANTARCTIC SURVEY

CRESTCHIC GOES TO THE END OF THE EARTH FOR BRITISH ANTARCTIC SURVEY

Loadbanks in the Arctic  British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has recently installed a second Crestchic loadbank to safeguard critical data and the livelihood of scientists at two of its primary research stations, one of which is is credited for the discovery of the...

CRESTCHIC LOADBANK MAKES WAVES WITH CARBON FOOTPRINT REDUCTION

CRESTCHIC LOADBANK MAKES WAVES WITH CARBON FOOTPRINT REDUCTION

Loadbanks used in wave study  Installing a Crestchic loadbank has enabled global pioneer in marine renewable energy research, Beaufort Research, part of University College Cork, to further its exploration into reducing the world’s carbon footprint by integrating...

Crestchic transforms NOV’s power testing

CRESTCHIC ASIA PACIFIC TO SHOWCASE LOADBANK OFFERING AT POWER-GEN ASIA

Crestchic Loadbanks  World leader in specialised loadbank manufacturing and testing solutions, Crestchic is attending the POWER-GEN Asia conference at KLCC, Kuala Lumpur from 10th – 12th September 2014. The POWER-GEN Asia conference is the first major event that...

Crestchic transforms NOV’s power testing

CRESTCHIC TO SHOWCASE NEW LOAD TESTING OFFERING AT RUSSIA POWER

Crestchic Loadbanks  Crestchic, an international leader in load testing solutions, is attending the annual Russia Power conference and exhibition at the Expocentre in Moscow on 4-6 March 2014 with partner Technical Solutions. Russia Power is widely recognised as...

CRESTCHIC BRAND UNITED FOLLOWING ASIA PACIFIC ACQUISITION

CRESTCHIC BRAND UNITED FOLLOWING ASIA PACIFIC ACQUISITION

Paul Brickman, Crestchic Loadbanks  World leader in specialised loadbank manufacturing and testing solutions, Crestchic has welcomed its Asia-Pacific equivalent into the brand family following parent company Northbridge Industrial Services plc’s investment into...

Crestchic transforms NOV’s power testing

CRESTCHIC TO SHOWCASE LOADBANK RENTAL SOLUTIONS AT NiBS 2013

Crestchic Loadbanks  Crestchic, a world leader in specialised loadbank testing solutions, is attending the Northern Industrial Battery Services (NiBS) Conference, at The Lion Quays Waterside Resort, Shropshire. The NiBS 2013 conference, held on 13th-14th...

Crestchic brushes up on its Italian for 5MVA load test at an oil and gas refinery

CRESTCHIC STEPS UP ITS OFFERING TO MEET HIGH DEMAND

Loadbank demand increases  In response to rapid growth in the international power rental market, Crestchic, a world leader in specialised loadbank manufacturing and testing solutions, has launched a new range of step-up transformers which includes the largest...

Crestchic transforms NOV’s power testing

CRESTCHIC TO SHOWCASE LOADBANK OFFERING AT POWER-GEN ASIA IN THAILAND

Crestchic Loadbanks  An international leader in load testing solutions with a global network of sales and rental offices, Crestchic is attending the POWER-GEN Asia conference held at the IMPACT Exhibition & Conference Centre, Bangkok from 2nd – 4th October...

Crestchic at Power-Gen 2015

CRESTCHIC TO SHOWCASE LOADBANK OFFERING IN NIGERIA AT NOGTech

Loadbanks  An international leader in load testing solutions with a global network of sales and rental offices, Crestchic is attending the NOGTech Oil & Gas Technology Exhibition, Lagos, from 4-6 June 2013. NOGTech is Nigeria’s leading oil and gas technology...

CRESTCHIC TO SHOWCASE LOADBANK OFFERING AT POWER-GEN EUROPE IN VIENNA

An international leader in load testing solutions with a global network of sales and rental offices, Crestchic is attending the POWER-GEN Europe conference and exhibition at the Messe Wien Exhibition and Conference Centre, Vienna, from 4-6 June 2013. POWER-GEN Europe,...

CRESTCHIC SHOWCASES ITS LOADBANK SOLUTIONS PROPOSITION AT POWER CHINA

An international leader in load testing solutions with a global network of sales and rental offices, Crestchic is attending the annual Power China International Power & Generating Sets Exhibition in Shanghai on 8-10 April 2013 (Stand 4, D10-11, Hall E4). Power...

CRESTCHIC TO SHOWCASE LOADBANK OFFERING AT RUSSIA POWER

Crestchic, an international leader in load testing solutions, is attending the annual Russia Power conference and exhibition at the Expocentre in Moscow on 5-6 March 2013 with new partner Technical Solutions. Russia Power is widely recognised as a key event for the...

CRESTCHIC LOADBANKS BACK UP KOREAN SHIPBUILDING SECTOR

CRESTCHIC LOADBANKS BACK UP KOREAN SHIPBUILDING SECTOR

An international leader in load testing solutions, Crestchic has recently completed another major order for the world-leading South Korean shipbuilding sector with the delivery of six containerised 6000kVA resistive-reactive 450v 60Hz loadbanks to one of Korea's...

CRESTCHIC SHORTLISTED FOR PRESTIGIOUS INDUSTRY AWARD

CRESTCHIC SHORTLISTED FOR PRESTIGIOUS INDUSTRY AWARD

European Rental Awards shortlists announced: The judging panel has chosen the shortlisted companies for the 2014 European Rental Awards. The winners will be announced at the rental awards dinner at the RAI convention centre on Wednesday 25 June in Amsterdam. Crestchic...

CRESTCHIC EUROPE INTRODUCE NEW RENTAL FLEET DEVELOPMENT

CRESTCHIC EUROPE INTRODUCE NEW RENTAL FLEET DEVELOPMENT

Crestchic Europe introduce new rental fleet development. We have recently introduced a new 20ft Containerised 6MW Resitive Only Loadbank. This unit will reduce the amount of Containers and the footprint of larger resistive only tests, which previously required the...