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6 02, 2012

Mongolia: Minus 37 – That’s REALLY cold!

February 6th, 2012|Categories: Aircraft Hangars & Doors|Tags: , , |

 

mongoliaminus37With UK temperatures now starting to creep below zero, spare a thought for our team constructing a REIDsteel designed aircraft maintenance hangar in Mongolia.

Temperatures there have dropped as low as minus 37 degrees centigrade!

At these kinds of temperatures things freeze fast, and the locals have developed some interesting methods for keeping their vehicles in service!

The cold also required some method adaptation for the REIDsteel crew.  Materials behave differently, and jobs that are normally straightforward  become fiddly when wearing gloves, but if you take your gloves off and touch metal with bare skin it will freeze and stick!

Despite these hardships, the team have done a great job and are due to complete on schedule.

5 10, 2011

New production facility for TAG Energy Solutions

October 5th, 2011|Categories: Factory Buildings|Tags: |

1318931793Construction of TAG Energy Solutions new 6840m2 production facility on the north bank of the river Tees is now complete.

The facility is a state of the art, automated tubular production facility for the rolling & welding of large diameter tubulars, and the construction of foundations – monopiles, tripods, jackets and transition pieces – for the renewables and energy industries.

REIDsteel designed, fabricated and erected the ‘V’ braced tied portal frame which spans 40m x 171m, 18m to external eaves.

As part of the contract REIDsteel also designed, fabricated and erected the doors, crane beams, insulated roof and single skin wall cladding.

1318931773The structure has been designed to integrate with TAG’s manufacturing process and subsequently incorporates 4 travelling overhead gantry cranes for the moving and lifting of large steel plates and tubular sections during fabrication.

Following fabrication, the large diameter tubes can be safely removed from the facility and transported out through REIDsteel’s electronically operated 20m wide x 14m high slab sliding hangar doors at the gable end.

Despite the challenges of the harshest winter for 31 years triggering near Artic conditions during the mainframe […]

5 10, 2011

Another Hangar Tall Tail

October 5th, 2011|Categories: Aircraft Hangars & Doors|Tags: , |

1318931646With many planes getting bigger and bigger, some soon outgrow their hangar. However, there is not always the need to build a totally new one – just a new taller tailgate door & housing did the trick when we upgraded a hangar at Bournemouth International Airport to accommodate a Boeing 747-SP which stands nearly a full metre taller than the standard 747.

Friday 30 September 2011 saw the resident 747-SP move into the newly modified hangar at Bournemouth International Airport.

Our original building was designed for FR Aviation to convert VC10s from commercial aircraft into fuel carrying tankers and also had a tailgate door to allow a standard 747 to enter.

1318931619The most recent requirement was to house a 747-SP which is, unfortunately, almost a metre taller than a standard 747. The work involved the replacement of the existing tailgate door & housing with a new taller door complete with new pod framework and insulated panels.

All work was completed in time and the 747-SP entered its new hangar with 250mm to spare.

 

5 10, 2011

TAG Energy Solutions – Tubular Production Facility Teesside

October 5th, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: |

1318931793Construction of TAG Energy Solutions new 6840m2 production facility on the north bank of the river Tees is now complete.

The facility is a state of the art, automated tubular production facility for the rolling & welding of large diameter tubulars, and the construction of foundations – monopiles, tripods, jackets and transition pieces – for the renewables and energy industries.

REIDsteel designed, fabricated and erected the ‘V’ braced tied portal frame which spans 40m x 171m, 18m to external eaves. As part of the contract REIDsteel also designed, fabricated and erected the doors, crane beams, insulated roof and single skin wall cladding.

The structure has been designed to integrate with TAG’s manufacturing process and subsequently incorporates 4 travelling overhead gantry cranes for the moving and lifting of large steel plates and tubular sections during fabrication.

Following fabrication, the large diameter tubes can be safely removed from the facility and transported out through REIDsteel’s electronically operated 20m wide x 14m high slab sliding hangar doors at the gable end.

Despite the challenges of the harshest winter for 31 years triggering near Artic conditions during the mainframe erection & cladding installation, REIDsteel completed the job […]

31 10, 2010

Felicite Island Residences

October 31st, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Felicite-newsREIDsteel were first approached by the Félicité Island Development Company in July 2009 to carry out the design, fabrication and shipping of the structural steel framing for the roof and fascias of the first of a series of designer homes.

Nestling on a small segment of unspoilt Félicité, one of the inner Seychelles islands, the development will consist of 28 Bond-style residences, each with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, swimming pool ceilings and private helipad.

Renowned architect Richard Hywel Evans describes his vision for Zil Payson as ‘a whole new resort standard in terms of vision, design, experience and sustainability, crafted from indigenous materials that melt into a landscape of staggering beauty’.

The villas are now nearing completion, and are for sale on a 99-year lease starting from a snip at £1.9 million.

Project: Felicite Island Residences
Client: Félicité Island Development Company
Location: Zil Payson Resort, Seychelles

24 10, 2010

RAF Valley Squadron Building & Hangar

October 24th, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

news-RAF Valley SquadSteel construction work at RAF Valley with both the new Squadron Building and maintenance hangar is now complete.

The 5,500 m2 Squadron building will be used as a state of the art training school which will incorporate the latest technology in simulators and flying training devices to support the development of Fast Jet Pilots for the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy.

The Squadron building will also support flight planning and will provide an operations hub for the fleet of Hawk Mk.T2 aircraft.

The aircraft hangar will be used to house and maintain the aircraft.

Project: RAF Valley Squadron Building and Hangar
Client: VT Group
Location: Isle of Anglesey, Wales, UK

24 10, 2010

Rizon Jet MRO/FBO Facility

October 24th, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , |

rizonjet-newsConstruction of the new 4,300 m2 Rizon Jet hangar and FBO/VIP Terminal facility at London Biggin Hill Airport is now complete.

REIDsteel designed, manufactured and erected the v-braced, tied segmented steel portal frame, which spans 121m x 36.5m, 16.7m high, with two maintenance floors and two FBO floors.

We also supplied all of the accessories, including cladding, curtain walling, windows, doors and staircases.

Rizon Jet CEO Patrick Enz stated that “Our opening at Biggin Hill fulfils Rizon Jet’s ambition to establish a base in Europe where we will specialise in aircraft maintenance and FBO / VIP Terminal ground handling activities.

The business aviation industry has gone through an immensely tough year but Europe and the Middle East are pulling out of the recession and our timing is good. We have had considerable enquiries.

Aircraft hangar space in the south of England is in strong demand and we are very much looking forward to growing our third party maintenance capabilities.”

Project: Rizon Jet MRO/FBO Facility
Client: Civils Ltd.
Location: Biggin Hill Airport, UK