Equipment Housings for the power sector, generation, transmission and distribution

Portastor has more than 40 years’ experience of designing, building, fitting out and installing bespoke equipment housings to meet the demanding specifications of power network operators, distributors and OEMs. That’s why businesses across the power sector trust us to deliver safe, durable, protective buildings for their essential equipment. Bespoke packaged modular buildings to house essential switchgear, transformers, VSD, UPS, control, protection and ancillary equipment for every stage of the electricity generation, transmission and distribution process. Portastor offers a complete project-managed, turn-key solution from a single supplier to save you time and money.




Switchgear housings can be designed to accommodate single or multiple switch panels up to 33kVA.


Experts in Distributed Control System (DCS) modules for a range of industrial processes.


Used to house rotating equipment, such as pumps and compressors, feature an anti-vibration design.


A range of buildings suitable for the renewable sector such as PRR’s, Transformers.


House grid-connection systems, invertors, switchgear and metering equipment.More Info


Our buildings have been designed to meet the stringent specifications set by National Grid and ESB. Our buildings can provide everything from stand-alone protection modules to vast multi-room substations for electricity generation plants, distribution and transmission substations and renewable energy plants.

Example projects

  • SB – Multiple projects for example Kildare
  • Stublach – Multiple phase project to provide equipment housings for wellheads
  • Sellafield – Number of projects for range of customers including
    • Costain – 5 modules for Switchgear and Transformer modules
    • Bilfinger – 1 twin room module
    • FG Wilson – Generator Housing
    • Himasella – Control room
    • Ingersoll Rand – Compressor Housing
  • Schneider Electric – Emergency housing
  • Siemens – Thorpe Marsh

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Our Value

Our experienced teams understand the sensitivities and risks involved in installing buildings on live power station and substation environments, as well as on remote, inhospitable renewable energy plants.
Portastor expertise is trusted by many of the leading names in the power and renewable energy industries, including all seven of the UK’s electricity distribution companies.

Types of solutions

Whether you need multi-room substation buildings incorporating switchgear, control and battery equipment, or stand-alone protection relay rooms, permit rooms or control rooms, Portastor offers a complete project managed, turn-key solution to save you time and money, while minimising risks on potentially inhospitable or hazardous sites.

  • Substations
  • Portable relay rooms
  • Nuclear Housings for range of OEM equipment
  • A range of renewable solutions for:
    • Wind
    • Hydro
    • Tidal
    • Photovoltaic

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Portastor was chosen for its value for money and the high standard of its buildings. We worked very closely with them to develop designs for the substation buildings that fulfilled all of our very strict specifications.

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