Gasrec opens new monitoring centre for biomethane stations

Gasrec has opened a Remote Monitoring Centre to watch and react to real-time data from its biomethane refuelling stations across the UK.

Manned by a team of six operatives, the new site will also monitor its tanker fleet, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, while keeping on eye on the gas levels to ensure an uninterrupted supply as well as detect any equipment faults or safety issues immediately.

Tony Robinson, chief technical officer at Gasrec, said: “The safety and resilience of our operations is at the heart of everything we do. Historically this work has been incorporated into our operations and engineering team but the substantial growth of the business over the past two years has enabled us to take things to the next level.

“Our Remote Monitoring Centre team have undergone intensive on-site training, ensuring they are all familiar with our stations and equipment. Through the latest technology, they will be able to monitor every aspect of our operation, ensuring we can react to potential issues before our customers even know there is a problem.”

Operators will be able to access and control CCTV footage of every Gasrec facility, allowing them to identify problems quickly while also offering advice or assistance to drivers fuelling their vehicles whatever time of day or night.

Dhollandia to begin column lift production in the UK

Dhollandia UK has purchased a new manufacturing and assembly site in Wrexham.

The deal, concluded in mid December, will see the Belgian-based manufacturer build its range of column lifts at the 81,000 sq ft site.

The new site will create additional capacity for the UK which has seen a surge in demand and will complement their existing site in the Republic of Ireland where single deck column lifts have been produced for some time.