Firm nets its second Wimbledon contract

The Power Jacks HQ at Balmacassie Industrial Estate
The Power Jacks HQ at Balmacassie Industrial Estate

A local specialist engineering business has secured another ace contract, supporting the installation of a second retractable roof at Wimbledon.

Power Jacks was awarded the contract by roof engineers SCX Special Projects after a competitive tendering process.

The firm, who are based at Balmacassie Industrial Estate in Ellon, provided key components when a roof was famously established over the Centre Court at Wimbledon in 2009.

Now Power Jacks has been selected again to manufacture and supply roof-locking actuators as part of a major project to install a roof over No.1 Court.

Marketing Director Bruce Hamper said: “It’s a huge honour for Power Jacks to be selected to support such a high profile and prestigious project at one of the greatest venues in world sport.

“It is testimony to the talent and commitment of our people, and the proven quality of our solutions, that those behind the project have again made Power Jacks their provider of choice for elements of the construction.”

The electric linear actuators provided by Power Jacks will lock the closed roof in place after it has been moved into position.

Power Jacks is scheduled to supply the components to SCX Special Projects in early 2017 and they will be installed, tested and fully operational as part of an off-site roof assembly later next year, with installation scheduled for October 2018.

The retractable roof will be fully operational for The Championships 2019.

“We’ve collaborated with SCX on several occasions, including the Centre Court development, and it’s good to be working together again on such a prominent project,” added Bruce. “We’ve applied the same bespoke technology used in the original Wimbledon contract to ensure we meet the very precise specifications and quality standards required.

“It’s great to know that Power Jacks technology will be helping even more people enjoy the tennis at Wimbledon, regardless of the weather!”