Relocation to Devon
Kiwi Electric has recently relocated to Tiverton in Devon, partly due to family living nearby and partly due to us falling in love with Devon! We have been so impressed by the helpfulness and friendliness of everyone we have come across so far. We are now happy to take on new customers so, if you’re having trouble contacting an electrician, we would be happy to speak to you about your requirements. We can offer you a free no obligation quote for your work or, if it is a smaller job, give you a fixed price before starting the job. We look forward to hearing from you!
Owen’s most recent contract took place rather further afield than usual – Signy Research Station on Antartica! As the resident technie on the base, his job was to ensure everything was in working order for British Antarctic Survey research scientists. He had responsibility for maintenance, reactive repair, support and upkeep of all electrical power generation, as well as maintaining the reverse osmosis plant which provided fresh water for the base.
Being so remote, with the research vessels only visiting a few times over the summer season, poses some problems with keeping all the technical equipment working properly. Opportunities for replacement parts are extremely limited and you can’t just pop out to get a replacement piece of equipment. Sometimes he had to be extremely creative with finding solutions to faulty equipment as there was no CEF around the corner!
Posted on: 22 May 2016 14:37