With the festive season now in full swing, the Group have been busy with a variety of projects progressing, whilst others are kicked off. We have also welcomed a number of new colleagues and have just launched the latest Heavylift Engineer Magazine – our fourth edition.

In terms of projects this month, we have had a variety of diverse and exciting scopes, from third party verification to putting our test jig through it’s paces!

Some of our team carried our third party verification for a key client this month, attending on site in Aberdeen and London to oversee and advise on best practice. This project also gave us the opportunity to provide some remote site assistance due to COVID restrictions – and despite the distance, we were able to conclude the project to the client’s satisfaction.

We were also excited to put our test jig through the paces this month, undertaking rigorous testing before providing the results to our client. Great to see our own design and engineering fabricated in-house here to help deliver an innovative solution.

We are also working on a number of tenders, on a range of varied and complex scopes – watch this space for next steps!

To find out more about how our team may support with your heavy lift needs, get in touch. 

It has been a great month for our three new business units – Newbuild, Marine Equipment and Marine Services – with work progressing at pace on a number of exciting projects.

After a significant focus on infrastructure works, our new Hinkley Point project is now ready to start fabrication, having achieved all client and DNV prerequisites for the first of 4 fabrication packages. Two new workshops have been leased increasing our fabrication space to 10,000 sqm, and a new office block has been built to accommodate the circa 20 new management staff brought in to support the project – not to mention a significant increase in skilled fabricators to meet the resource demands of the scope. Great to see such progress on this exciting project in such a short time!

Our upender has been load tested this week, whilst on our BAM (lift assist barge) project, integrated designs have been submitted to client for review, to take us a step closer to a Lloyds Register approved design.

Meanwhile, work has also progressed on our Tidal Weir and mezzanine projects. Whilst the gate was lifted and North carriage removed earlier in the month, both operations uncovered additional legacy damage; we are now working with the client to develop a plan to tackle the additional scope required. The mezzanine production for Subsea 7 has also moved ahead, with stair columns cut, moved and strengthened.  The Mezzanine will be methodically fitted with tie-In brackets over the coming weeks.

We were excited to see the IHC Test Beam, moved this month into a new facility to enable the fitting of handrail extension pieces and connection of hydraulics.

Lastly, work continues for our wave energy client. We have now started electrical installation into the test rig – a big and exciting step towards commencement of commissioning. Next steps are painting the main structures, followed by testing – before we see the finished piece!

We are on hand to help with your needs, across design, fabrication, testing and installation, with a dedicated facility in Glasgow. Get in touch to find out how we can help.

This month BWC are delighted to have received confirmation of our first order for a mobile containerised ballast water treatment system. More details to follow next month, once the contract is in place. 

We also expect to start design and build work on our first port solution early next year (Q1). The first port solution will be in Europe, however we will also start bidding in Africa early next year for what we anticipate will be the second BWC port solution project.  

Finally, we are still hopeful of completing our second client field trip as soon as Covid restrictions start to ease off in Europe, however it now looks like it will be next year before this event takes place.

November delivered a very exciting and productive month at the park! We are delighted to report that we have completed our Quay investigation both on land and in the river; having had a drill rig on site for most of the month our boreholes are also all finished! This investigative work will continue apace next month, whilst we also kick off work on the quay.

With winter fast approaching (if not already here!), we have removed all of the trees whilst we continue our investigation into the new year – and the trees have found a happy home with AW Jenkinson, who will utilise them for clean power generation.

Unfortunately there continues to be a number of people visiting the site and vandalisation has occurred; we are working to establish a recreational footpath on the site , that will be open to the public, but until this is complete, we would ask all to refrain from entering the site for safety reasons.

Lastly, and very encouragingly, enquiries from clients keen to rent premises on the site continue to come in, and we are currently working with all interested parties to explore the possibilities.

To find out more about the ongoing work at the site, future plans and opportunities, visit scotmtp.com

We are delighted to share our latest edition of the Heavylift Engineer magazine, which is the fourth in the series. Learn how to design ship build and transportation cradles for float offs, get an overview of the intricacies of Towcon and Towhire 2008 – not to mention the ins and outs of mooring analysis in this new edition. Plus our heavy lift tips, book recommendations and much more!

As an impartial guide, designed to share best practise, we are always keen to have guest contributions – so if you would like to get involved, please let us know.

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We have also finalised our second Malin Young Engineers booklet, which will be distributed to schools and youth groups across Scotland to encourage STEM amongst the next generation. We would encourage everyone to use this resource – and can act as a great resource to keep the kids occupied over the festive break.