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DAVID THORPE

TEL: 01706 436605

Technical Director Systems & Protection Division

David started at Whipp & Bourne (W&B) Limited in September 1968 serving on a traditional 5 year apprenticeship followed by time in the factory test and outworking departments.

In 1977 W&B set up a dedicated team to run the newly formed Field Services Division where David was appointed as Site Supervisor with specific responsibilities for the installation, commissioning of the MV and LV switchgear at Kilroot Power Station in Northern Ireland.

From late 1978 through to the mid 1980's David was responsible for the installation, testing and commissioning of W&B switchgear on sites "off shore", mainland UK and overseas.

During the mid 80's David was involved in many major rail/ metro projects in the UK and overseas which included the installation, testing and commissioning of AC switchgear up to 11kV and DC switchgear up to 3kV.

In 1999 David left W&B to join Powermann Limited as a Field Engineer, initially working at AES Fifoots Power Station (was Uskmouth B, before it was decommissioned and closed) as it was re-commissioned by AES Inc.

David was promoted to Area Engineer, with specific responsibilities for the company's commitments to Innology Co-gen CHP sites, and then promoted to Manager, Protection and Control.

In March 2001 David left Powermann Limited to join Global Switchgear Services as Technical Diretcor Systems and Protection Division.

Email: david@global-switchgear.com