Biology Pilot Plant - Facility Upgrade


Z-Tech were tasked to install new and upgrade existing containment, wiring systems, along with all control panels power supplies, control panels associated with the motors, pumps, fans, and ancillary equipment.

This was complete with all instrumentation required as per client project brief for the control of the plant. Z-Tech worked with a number of other contractors, to undertake this work.


  • Maintaining working plant
  • Limited and isolated shutdown 

Key solutions:

Z-Tech provided:

  • System design and documentation of 22No compartmentalised LV and ELV stainless steel control panels consisting of:
  • Risk and specific SIL assessment
  • End-to-end programme management
  • Inverter power drives
  • E-stop shutdown facility
  • ELV controllers
  • Fire alarm system interfaces
  • BMS system interfaces
  • Pressure and temperature monitoring instrumentation
  • Mcb’s, connection terminals, ducting, wiring and sundries
  • FAT, SAT documentation
  • As built drawings.
  • Design, build and installation of containment systems: containment sizing calculations, selection of appropriate trunking, conduit, flexible conduit systems.
  • Design, build and installation of wiring systems: cable sizing calculations, selection of cable types.

Key benefits:

  • Z-Tech was able to produce a sophisticated system design and panel build, increasing plant safety.
  • Z-Tech worked seamlessly with the customer to minimise plant disruption.


  • Electrical design
  • Electrical installation
  • System design
  • System integration
  • Panel design
  • Panel build
  • Panel installation
  • Hazard area certification.

“We were delighted with the results of our efforts in this complex end-to-end project from system design, through to the build and final installation. This was achieved by our in-house capabilities coupled with excellent customer service.” Nick McLauchlan, Head of Technology and Innovation

  • "Z-Tech has proven a professional and technical approach to delivery on our automation projects. This has resulted in a long-term business relationship built upon good service, project delivery and trust."

    Philip Smith, Johnson Matthey PLC

  • "The customer focus and flexibility of Z-Tech makes it easy for a water utility to deal with. When we have a large and complex programme to deliver, planning every detail can be a challenge. Working with Z-Tech means that we can maintain delivery, knowing that resources are available to pick up the loose ends."

    Jim Grandison, Thames Water