About Us

We are a company with over 45 years experience in Busbar Engineering. Our specialist areas are Isolated Phase Busbars (IPB) Segregated Phase Busbars (NSB) Non-Segregated Phase Busbars (NSPB) and Open Industrial Busbar systems. Owning the intellectual property rights of Emform Limited and employing ex-Emform personnel, GKW can trace its involvement in busbar engineering back over 40 years.

On new build projects we can provide Design, Fabrication and Installation services. For existing busbar systems whether installed on Power Stations, Refineries, Smelters or in Factory environments we offer services to cover Refurbishment and Modification.

We provide maintenance services during outages, and we supply spares such as expansion bellows, laminated conductors and insulators which are installed by our trained and experienced operatives.We provide speedy response, often within 24 hours, to support clients who have Transformer Breakdowns or other failures relating to their busbar system.Having a manufacturing facility allows GKW to fabricate non-busbar work. The company has experience in fabricating steel, aluminium, copper and stainless steel.

History: 2003 to 2013

In 2003, GKW invested in the purchasing the lntellectual Property Rights of Emform Limited, an ex Balfour Beatty Group company, which had a worldwide respected name in the field of busbar engineering.

Since this investment GKW has firmly established its own name in this field.

Initially in 2003 GKW entered the power generation/distribution market with the capabilities to execute the maintenance and refurbishment of existing busbar systems.

Over the past 10 years the initial capabilities of the company has increased and GKW is now able to design, supply and install new busbar systems and equipment.

During the period GKW has established strong working relationships with its customers and obtains repeat business on a regular basis, as well as continuing to secure work from new clients.

The UK is the main marketplace of the vast majority of work undertaken by GKW and the location of its offices and workshop in St Helens, Merseyside provides a central hub for services to power stations in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

UK & Ireland Activity

Worldwide Activity

The area of the GKW ‘market place’ has also grown beyond the UK. As well as undertaking projects within the UK, the company also carries out maintenance work on a number of power stations in Ireland.

It has supplied new busbar systems and equipment to Brazil, Turkey, USA and Kazakhstan and regularly supplies replacement parts to power stations in China, Malaysia and Dubai. (see locations on the map below)

busbar-map-marker-redGKW and Busbar Systems (lndia) Ltd, have a written agreement between the companies, and have a proven history of working together on busbar projects. Areas of interface include engineering, design, supply, fabrication, welding and installation.