Container for Housing Electrical Equipment for Solar Farm

Storage, Plant & Equipment Houses

Shipping containers provide a wide range of end users with a self-contained and easily-movable space, taking up a small footprint in which specialist and valuable equipment can be installed. They can house power generation equipment and storage, 5G telecoms, broadband, as well as specialist equipment used by defence companies, renewable energy producers and the rail network.

Often designed to incorporate plug and play features, specialist equipment can be installed and fitted out quickly and easily in a factory environment before onward shipping, either domestically or internationally. For example we have supplied many containers for field scale solar farms and, rather than electricians trying to install specialist transformers in a muddy field, these can be prepped in a factory leaving just a few simple connections made on-site. Recent projects have also seen containers prepped to accommodate radar technology, spray booth equipment and electrical transformers for onward shipping to Africa via the international shipping network.

Chemicals, flammable liquids and gases need to be safely stored, to prevent potential harm to humans, animals or animal health and to protect the environment in the event of a spillage or leak. Examples of companies we have worked with include motor and aviation repair workshops to store lubricants, schools and hospitals to store cleaning materials, agricultural and horticultural businesses to meet BASIS standards for the storage of agro-chemicals and laboratories for the storage of chemicals and gases. We have even worked with defence companies dealing with ammunition to create specialist rooms for the preparation of munitions.

Shipping containers provide a versatile base unit to design a suitable specialist storage container. We can help you create bunded containerised spaces with pedestrian or forklift access, for pallets, ISO tanks, drums, bags or small container which include features such as intrinisically safe lighting, insulation, frost protection, natural or mechanised air extraction, mezzanine shelving, racking and more.

With some conversion projects, we are required to ship the finished container overseas in which case it will be essential that we maintain the plating certificate that enables the container to be delivered worldwide by international container transport.

If overseas shipping is needed, it is crucial that we are told at the start of the project so that we can incorporate additional structural integrity to cope with being stacked under six other fully loaded containers.

It is also useful to note that any conversion with significant apertures for doors, windows or vents will not be suitable for transport by rail, as a result of the significant air pressures that occur as trains pass at speed.

Depending on the amount of design work required and the complexity of the project we usually charge for undertaking detailed drawings, but once you place the order with us this is fully credited on your final invoice.

Time and time again converted shipping containers offer businesses around the world an extremely cost effective and timely solution. With many benefits compared to building from scratch, especially if plans evolve and equipment needs to be moved.

  • Container conversion for sub-station
  • Converted container houses sub-station, transformers and switchgear
  • Container to house switchgear for solar power
  • Byron Marine
  • Container conversion frame
  • Converted container ready to house computer servers
  • Converted container exterior
  • Container conversion in progress
  • Container converted to house computer server
  • Container converted for housing power equipment

Storage, Plant & Equipment Houses case studies

  • Burnell Switchgear & Control

    Pre-installation fit-out streamlines production process

    Over the years Burnell’s has commissioned many shipping containers from Portable Space to be used as sub-stations in the solar industry.

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    Container conversion for sub-station
  • Byron Marine

    Meticulous design and planning meets Falkland Island challenges

    Providing bespoke containerised conversions to be shipped across the world requires meticulous planning and precision.

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    Byron Marine
  • Burnell Switchgear & Control

    Converted shipping containers help bring power to African communities

    Fitting out shipping containers to provide switchgear housings for solar power has resulted in electricity reaching remote parts of Eritrea for the first time.

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