Scorpion ensure Scotland’s Secret Bunker keeps working

To protect Scotland’s Secret Bunker, one of the country’s foremost tourist attractions, from power cuts, Scorpion Power Systems has supplied a state-of-the-art power system to support the operational facilities and telephones, air conditioning and essential services. Situated at Troy Wood, five miles south east of St Andrews, Scotland’s Secret Bunker was, until 1992, an underground nuclear command bunker used by the Government during the Cold War. It was decommissioned in 1993 and purchased by James Mitchell, who turned it into a leading tourist attraction in 1995. Scorpion’s turnkey service included everything from the site survey right through to commissioning. The project uses a DV 275 kVA generator continuously rated generator with a super-silent, weatherproof acoustic canopy and remote start. It is installed in a steel bund to contain any diesel spillage. Other features include an externally mounted exhaust system and a water-jacket heater to keep the engine at optimum temperature for fast and efficient starting and rapid load acceptance. Scorpion delivered the generator to site, installed it, along with all exhaust, ductwork and cabling work and final commissioning.



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