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Fabrication and installation for recycling and renewable energy centres


Location: Three UK Sites
Project: Fabrication and installation for recycling and renewable energy centres
Contract Value: £7.8m

Boulting provided a full suite of mechanical services to fabricate, install and test gasification furnaces for three energy from waste processing sites within the UK. In total eight 95 tonne furnaces were fabricated and installed. They comprised of fuel feed sections, primary and secondary chambers and flue gas duct.

Site welding minimised with extensive off site fabrication facility

Through our design modelling process our teams were able to create minimal subcomponents for efficiency of installation, ease of transportation and fabrication. Partial assembly of the 10 designed components was completed at our dedicated 9000m2 fabrication facility , prior to transportation. By building key components off site, taking advantage of our large facilities and cranage capability, risks associated with on site fabrication were reduced. Similarly, the time of on site installation was minimised.

Proactive and flexible project management to ensure objectives met

Our project management team were at the fore front of driving the project at the critical design stages. Our flexible approach meant that not only could we accommodate and facilitate changes within the design process, but a proactive working interface with main contractors and other subcontractors ensured objectives were met at each stage.

Ensuring critical stages were delivered on time

With installation sites across the UK the sectioned furnaces required specialist haulage and careful route planning to accommodate the large low loaders. In addition, we managed the development and implementation of the integrated programme for installation and to fit to the corresponding boilers.

Adaptability of construction to meet milestones

Working amongst many subcontractors, we were able to adapt the build plan to ensure that milestones were kept even when other key areas suffered unplanned delays. For example, our team were able to bring in multiple cranes to lift across unplanned voids when slab construction was delayed as well as alter the build sequence and access points.

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