Tata Steel

We have executed a number of projects with the team including the following:

Tata Steel Orb – Crane Girders

We were tasked by Tata Steel to replace critical structural assists within the Annealing Furnaces in a live operational area.

The task involved our design, fabrication and delivery teams to meet the clients programme and supply the Crane Girders ahead of the shut down.

This annual shut down was part of the critical path activity and marked the first order from the Tata Steel Group and was delivered on time and within budget.

Tata Steel Orb AP1 Pickle line

As part of Tata Steel’s plan to extend the main furnace at its Orb Pickle line, we were asked to undertake a complex removal and repositioning activity of a rolling assembly and structure to allow for the furnace extension. Tata’s primary goal was to gain additional annealing time to meet the demands of highly sophisticated carbon steel grades for the automotive and white goods sectors.

Our team designed, provided temporary works, complex lifting, used advanced curing methods and executed intricate positions of the new structure which had to be done within a specified timeframe in line with mill scheduling. The work was completed to a high standard and signed off one day earlier than planned. Even with additional unknown factors and workload, we finished the work within budget and zero accidents. Thanks to the high-quality teamwork, Tata instructed us to complete further work on the project.


Tata Steel Orb Summer maintenance stop

As part of Tata Steel’s annual two-week shutdown of operations, we were invited to tender for two critical path projects (M3 line structure and RM2 Lowerator Frame). This was to enable critical maintenance and execute development projects to an agreed programme.

The M3 work involved repairing and replacing each connection node of the main mill structure between columns and beams. This allowed the mill to run once again when required.

The RM2 work was a critical piece of equipment replacement which ensured mill availability was optimised.

Both projects were undertaken within the critical programme which meant teams worked 24-hour shifts to meet the necessary requirements. Both were successfully delivered on time and in full. Notably both were within budget with zero accidents.