Tilbury Green Power Plant now using a Capacity Plus system from DCRS

The Tilbury Green Power Plant is located within the Port of Tilbury, Essex and is operated by the Western Biomass Operating Company Limited (WBOC). It needed a fast, resilient and high availability radio solution to allow its widely dispersed staff to communicate across the plant’s large site and to improve staff safety.

WBOC sought the most productive and cost-effective solution available that could provide quality of service and be able to provide data services if required at a later date.

The WBOC team evaluated two radio manufacturers, but as the team had used Motorola Solutions’ products in other roles they trusted the brand and knew it would be a resilient communication tool that would withstand the site’s harsh working environment.

The first challenge in this project was building the right infrastructure that supported WBOC’s approach. “The team at Tilbury Green Power Plant wanted to feel like they were working on their own communications network, sharing information securely with colleagues, MOTOTRBO’s high encryption levels ensured this," explained Daniel Scotney, sales manager at DCRS. "An advantage they also saw was that it was scalable. They knew MOTOTRBO could be easily expanded to support a more demanding system in the future."

Thanks to early contractor involvement DCRS successfully carry out radio propagation tests – a must as a site of this nature continually evolves. It was evident from the tests that WBOC require a boost to achieve its required coverage footprint. The backbone of this system is controlled by a MOTOTRBO Capacity Plus SLR5500 Repeater with a centralised antenna system giving the client site-wide coverage. The client chose to store the system in a lockable rack to ensure its safety at all times.

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