National Museums Scotland

National Museums Scotland Case Study
Chambers Street, Edinburgh Case Study
National Museums Scotland - Chambers Street, Edinburgh (Chiller)
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Due to the location of the existing chiller, ECG were aware that a crane would be required for the safe removal of the redundant equipment and installation of the new kit. When planning the works, ECG also had to consider the building works that were taking place next door and what impact bringing in a crane and equipment would have. A significant portion of this project involved electrical works, including ECG supplying and installing a new LV switchboard, 1.25MVA transformer, HV and LV cabling and LV distribution boards – as well as general and emergency lighting installations. Following completion of the works, ECG were also responsible for ensuring commissioning of the necessary new installations. All works were undertaken in conjunction with the client and other local businesses – and the craneage operation was undertaken over a weekend to minimise disruption to the client’s working environment. Following the installation of the new equipment the client has seen numerous benefits, including: • Soft-start running – making the new equipment much more efficient ; • Reduced power usage; • Removal of old and redundant gases, which are replaced with an ozone friendly alternate.


In late 2016, ECG were successfully awarded the contract to remove the existing chiller and replace this with a new up-to-date piece of kit which would be much more efficient and offered built in variable speed pumps on behalf of National Museums Scotland.


To make safe and strip out the existing chiller plant, controls, pumps and associated equipment
Supply, delivery to site, offload, installation, testing and commissioning of new LV switchboard
Supply, installation and testing of HV and LV cabling
Supply and installation of LV distribution boards including containment installation
To install, test and commission new chiller plant, controls, electrics and all ancillary plant and equipment