ASC Diesel Generator Test Facility

This purpose built facility enables land-based operation, testing and maintenance of submarine diesel generators.

Lucid took role as lead consultant and were involved in the design of engineering services on this project. Lucid were also able to establish bespoke connection arrangements, giving access to services to easily overhaul and maintain the generators.

Particular innovations in this facility involved a river water cooling system, removing the requirement for additional cooling water infrastructure. The design incorporated the ability to allow an additional engine to be tested in the facility without significant upfront cost premiums. These innovations have won the project a Defence Industry Innovation Award.

The facility also includes induction and exhaust systems, specialist compressed air and drier plant, fuel transfer system, control system and load bank.