Thinking outside the (pizza) box
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought huge challenges to all sectors of society and, sadly, some businesses have really struggled. But as we all adapted to ‘the new normal,’ lockdowns, and the logistics of home-working, some companies and industries saw a dramatic hike in demand for their products and services.
That’s what happened to our client. With more and more people ordering takeouts and food deliveries, there was a growing need for our client’s products, such as for the cardboard that’s used for pizza boxes.
To support higher production levels, our client needed to produce additional power. They needed an additional gas turbine. It just so happened that we had one in stock. This would mark the fourth gas turbine we’d installed at the site over a six-year period.
Recognizing this was a good opportunity to upgrade our client’s system, we also saw an opportunity to strengthen our partnership and achieve cost savings on both sides.
At the same time, one of the large generators was presenting a fault and needed to be taken out for repairs. While those repairs were carried out, we supplemented the power our client needed to run the pulp and paper mill by providing a mobile power unit (MPU).