17 May 2002 – Broadcrown, the Stafford based gen-set manufacturer has won a £1m contract to supply its products to the new UK Met Office headquarters in Exeter.

Broadcrown will supply, deliver and install four of its BCP2000 generators to provide standby power for the new, state of the art weather station designed to reinforce the Met Office’s reputation as a leading provider of first-class environmental services.

Broadcrown was chosen for its ability to provide high specification products to enhance the efficiency of operations at the new site. The ability to provide tailor made power solutions whilst remaining highly cost effective set Broadcrown apart from the competition.

The four BCP2000 generators each have an output of 2000kVA at 11,000 volts. They are set to provide emergency stand by power facilities at the £80million, 31,400 square metre site which opens in 2003.

Richard Davis, director at Broadcrown said, “We are proud to be involved in another high profile and technically demanding specification. Prestige projects such as this one give Broadcrown the opportunity to demonstrate its capabilities both developing quality machinery and providing the technical support to ensure it functions successfully once installed, a habit that is followed throughout our product range from a standard 10kVA single phase set supplied to a distributor in South America to a multi million pound installation of 5000kVA in our home market of Europe.”

Broadcrown, Headquartered at Airfield Industrial Estate in Hixon, Stafford has been manufacturing generator sets and providing power solutions for over 20 years. Having installed systems across the world for a host of different requirements and environments from hospitals and leisure centres to supplying generators in villages throughout the world, Broadcrown maintains its position as one of the UK’s leading suppliers of generator sets.