SP Group's mobile unit powers up when the power fails

(From left) Technical officer Mohamed Nasir Mohamed Ismail, 42, technician Muhammad Fhaizal Gasali, 37, and senior technician Nobraham Abdul Rashid, 46, are part of SP Group's 20-strong team which operates in three-men groups around the clock.
(From left) Technical officer Mohamed Nasir Mohamed Ismail, 42, technician Muhammad Fhaizal Gasali, 37, and senior technician Nobraham Abdul Rashid, 46, are part of SP Group's 20-strong team which operates in three-men groups around the clock.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

Mobile generators are deployed in matter of minutes as stopgap measure during outages

Ten minutes. That is how long Mr Mohamed Nasir Mohamed Ismail, a technical officer with SP Group's electricity operations, and his mobile generator unit team have to prepare before leaving their Pasir Panjang base when they are activated during a power failure.

The 20-strong team operates in three-man groups, each comprising a leader, an assistant and a driver, around the clock.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 21, 2019, with the headline 'SP Group's mobile unit powers up when the power fails'. Print Edition | Subscribe