Sacred Sun rewins contract for UPS in UK/France tunnel

Chinese lead-acid battery manufacturer Sacred Sun announced on December 1 that it had been handed a new contract to provide the UPS to the 31-mile (50km) undersea rail tunnel between Britain and France.

The company says there has been a zero fault rate since it installed its AGM lead batteries 10 years ago to Eurotunnel — which was renamed ‘Getlink’ this November.

“The batteries performed very well in the wet, high-salt-corrosive environment and have been running stably and reliably since being put into use, well satisfying the requirement of power supply for lighting, monitoring, and safeguarding the good running of the overall system,” a Sacred Sun company statement said.

Sacred Sun’s product range is wide, spanning telecoms, UPS, energy storage and motive power applications. It is one of the largest VRLA battery companies in China.