About Us

In 2002 Gordon Kitto Welding Limited invested in the purchase of the Intellectual Property Rights of EMFORM Ltd (an ex-Balfour Beatty Group company). Since this investment, we have continued to focus our efforts and expertise to establish GKW in the field of busbar engineering.

GKW has more than 50 years experience in a complex field of busbar engineering. Providing a complete service for the design, manufacture, supply, installation and commissioning of every type of busbar has given GKW the experience that is unrivalled in this specialised discipline.

 

The ability to combine civil, electrical and mechanical engineering skills in projects totally responsible for the success of the installation is key to our growing worldwide reputation for quality and professionalism.

 

Established designs are used to meet the specific requirement of each busbar product line. Type Tested designs have been created to ensure that all systems are both competitive and totally reliable. CAD technology is extensively employed in the design to ensure that systems and plant come together, without error.

Over the past 50 years busbar maintenance and busbar installation work has been our core business. We endeavour to establish a strong and lasting working relationship with our customers by providing excellent support; from emergency response to being involved in large turnkey projects. For existing busbar systems we offer the service of maintenance plans, modifications and retrofits or new builds which include busbar design, manufacturing and installation. These skills have been utilised in the following industries:

 

Power Stations

Refineries

Smelters

 Waste to Energy Plants

Other Factory Environments


GKW hold full third-party accreditation of the ISO 9001 Quality Assurance Standard and ISO 14001 Environmental Standard.

 

See our certification here: ISO 9001ISO 14001Achilles

 

Over the years we have been operating, our capabilities have increased across the board, allowing the company to design, supply and install new busbar systems and equipment. With over 50 years of experience in busbar engineering and manufacturing, we have proven expertise with the following systems:

 

BUSWAY

 220v to 1000V

BUSDUCT

 3.6kV to 17.5kV (Segregated and Non Segregated Phase Busbars)

ISOLATED PHASE BUSBAR

 3.6kV to 36kV

OPEN BUSBARS

 240V to 400kV (AC/DC)

 

 

To enquire about what GKW can provide please Contact Us

Otherwise please browse through our range of Services

"I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you and your people for the great service you have offered MPE recently. The production of the Busbars for the high profile order we had was threatening to become a major issue. However, you kept us well informed and the products delivered were of a very high standard, fitting perfectly on our fabricated items. Needless to say, for any future Busbar requirements of MPE, GKW will be our first contact."
Peter Williams, MPE Ltd.
"Good collaboration shown by both parties to successfully complete the work safely."
Centrica KL Ltd.
"No problems, only solutions from GKW's on-site team at Cottam CDC, despite challenging circumstances."
Gary Straughan, SPEC Ltd.
"We found that the team was very open to discussion with regards to all aspects of the work, safety, quality, etc. We are looking forward to the next possible collaboration with GKW. Thank you very much for your effort."
Joon Chia, Uniper UK Ltd.
"The GKW installation team, supervised by our Site Manager, executed the task of re-routing the existing busbar system to connect to the new rectifiers. The work involved cutting, re-locating and welding the heavy section busbars before finally terminating the system to the rectifiers"
Mark Lucas