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Offshore deaeration vessels benefit from Barnshaws’ plate rolling expertise

30/09/2019 14:37:00
 
 
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Metal bending experts Barnshaws’ Hamilton Branch has delivered 11 rolled steel cylinders to form two deaerator vessels destined for the Johan Sverdrup oilfield in the North Sea. Barnshaws has built a formidable reputation in supplying metal fabrications for challenging projects, with the business’ Hamilton Branch now utilising these skills in support of the highly demanding offshore oil and gas industry.

The customer - a leading supplier of vessels, tanks and piping to the offshore industry - has worked closely with Barnshaws in the past. When it came to deliver the 11 rolled cylinders for the deaeration vessels within a constrained timeframe, the supplier contacted Barnshaws for a high quality, prompt solution.

Work was required to be carried out within 3 weeks, meeting transport arrangements and ensuring the deaeration vessels could be installed on the offshore platform as quickly as possible. Barnshaws rolled 35 tonnes of steel plate at 16mm thickness to a diameter of 3.8 metres, producing the 11 finished cylinders.

Ensuring quality took precedence during the work. Offshore platforms are hazardous working environments where safety and space efficiency are of the utmost importance, so the rolled cylinders had to adhere to stringent quality levels.

John Chalmers, Company Manager at Barnshaws’ Hamilton Branch, said: “We were able to complete this work within the allotted timeframe, while meeting the high quality standards of the offshore oil and gas sector. Our innate capability in precision curving metal fabrications means we can deliver bespoke fabrications of almost any size quickly, while our Scottish location puts us in an advantageous position for marine and offshore customers in the region.”

Photo Caption: Work was required to be carried out within 3 weeks, meeting transport arrangements and ensuring the deaeration vessels could be installed on the offshore platform as quickly as possible.
Image courtesty of Equinor.

About Barnshaws

Established in 1969, Barnshaws has grown to become the world’s premier specialist profile bending company; supplying market sectors such as construction, power generation, mining, transport and general manufacturing with shaped beams, tubes, plate and other profile section materials. More recent developments have seen the company’s engineering expertise expand from mostly steel to non-ferrous materials including copper and aluminium as well as specialist materials such as Hardox.

Barnshaws has ISO 9001:2015 approval and was Europe’s first bending company to achieve CE Marking of curved sections to Execution class 4, the highest standard available.

With facilities in the West Midlands, Manchester, Hamilton and Poland, Barnshaws can provide precision metal bending and profile cutting services, locally, nationally and internationally.

Equipped with the largest capacity bending machines in the world, Barnshaws can deliver curved sections up to 35 meters in length with the capacity to bend tubes and pipes up to 1,524mm outside diameter. In addition, the largest range of press brakes in the UK can accommodate materials up to 12 metres in length and form sections from materials up to 80mm in thickness, this together with a vast range of rolling machines enables Barnshaws to offer rolled cylinders from 350 to 4200mm diameter with wall thicknesses upto 100 mm, all of which can be supplied in the welded condition singly or in multiple belt lengths.

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Editor Contact

DMA Europa : Alan Hatch
Tel: +44 (0)1562 751436 Fax: +44 (0)1562 748315
Web: www.dmaeuropa.com
Email: alan@dmaeuropa.com

Company Contact

Barnshaws Steel Bending Group : Matthew Pritchard
Tel: 0121 557 8261 Fax:
Web: www.barnshaws.com
Email: matthew.pritchard@barnshaws.com

 
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