Generator Upgrade for BituChem

An HFT & Vital Power collaboration delivers a solution to the power of efficiency, reliability and sustainability.


About BituChem:

BituChem are road surfacing specialists offering bespoke solutions for the global highway construction and road surfacing industry. Some of their services include:

  • Highway preservation
  • Asphalt Bonding
  • Asphalt Sealing
  • Pothole Repair
  • Highway solutions.

BituChem pride themselves on supplying top quality products, with customers ranging from blue-chip multi nationals to private homeowners.


BituChem are reliant on power supplied from a generator to run a specific plant on site which currently houses a 25 year old, 300kVA generator. Although it was still running, it had started to show serious signs of old age so BituChem wanted to explore replacing the generator for more reliable power on site that would also future roof their operation. HFT Forklifts, a leading supplier of material handling and storage products, are a long-term supplier of theirs and were asked to source a new generator.

BituChem needed a solution that offered increased fuel efficiency while consistently supplying a reliable and sustainable power delivery. Challenges such as motor starts & low loading were key factors that BituChem needed to consider, so choosing the right generator at the correct power node was a critical element in this upgrade project.


Following a period of load monitoring on site and taking into account the various motor starts involved during plant start up, it was determined that a QIS 335 (300 kVA prime/330 kVA standby) was the appropriate generator for the task. Vital Power supplied, electrically installed and commissioned an Atlas Copco QIS 335 on site to ensure reliable power can be supplied for the foreseeable future.

The QIS 335 comes complete with a robust Volvo TAD1341GE engine, Mecc Alte alternator & DSE 7320 control panel. This machine was also specified with a long run fuel tank to allow more time between fuel fills.

BituChem is now on a tailored 5-year service & maintenance plan, complete with 24/7/365 call out facility to further protect site moving forward.


John (BituChem):

"Everyone at Vital Power is very professional. I was really impressed with Josh Wright, he worked very hard to make sure we were happy and got everything right. Gary was superb and Dan was extremely professional when he came to inspect our cabling requirements. We couldn't be happier with the result and I couldn't fault the work at all. We're really pleased."

Rob (HFT):

"When BituChem asked me to source a generator for them, I was keen to find a company who had the same important values as us, and one that I knew could deliver reliable solutions long-term. I'm very happy with the work completed on site and everyone at Vital Power has been professional throughout. Great work!"

For further information please contact Rob Perry on 07714 257880 or by email.



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