ENGIE Fabricom upgrades facilities
Published by Aimee Knight,
The engineering and construction company ENGIE Fabricom has made significant investments to its largest facilities in the UK as part of a series of upgrades. The firm – operating across five locations in the UK – has invested into its manufacturing and construction facility in Immingham bolstering its transportation across the site, as well as improving current machinery.
Covering an impressive 13 615 acres comprising multiple covered workshops and an outside assembly area, the site has experienced an increased volume of work over the last business quarter, with the firm receiving an unprecedented number of enquiries for its full turnkey services in modular build works, in particular pre-assembled units (PAU’s).
The upgrades to the site form part of the company’s ambitious growth plans which has recently seen the introduction of a more streamlined organisational structure as it strives to achieve a 100% increase in turnover by 2022.
The Immingham site itself possesses many advantages due to its excellent transport links – something of which the business believes really set it apart from companies offering similar services. Being adjacent to the deep-water port of Immingham on the banks of the River Humber, the company has direct road and sea links to its clients predominately in the oil, gas, power and renewable energy sectors.
As part of the upgrades, ENGIE Fabricom has invested in improving its road rail crossing which has significantly enhanced the access links to both the rail and docking areas. It has also made a large investment into its state-of-the-art welding fume extraction facilities that meet the stringent new rulings of HSE.
Delivering a wide range of services - from design manufacturing and constructing modularised units of varying sizes and uses weighing up to 1500 t, providing project engineering and management solutions, right through to the design, fabrication and installation of quality piping systems of all grades and electrical and instrumentation – the company has the capabilities to do it all under one roof at its facility in Immingham.
The business is also underway with restructuring the ergonomics of the facility with investments to be made in cutting and prepping machinery which will significantly improve productivity.
Speaking about the upgrades to the company’s largest facilities, Richard Webster, CEO at ENGIE Fabricom said: “It is important for the business to continually invest in our facilities and be at the very forefront in service delivery. It is absolutely imperative that we continue to ensure all systems are well above HSE requirements and operate as efficiently as possible.
“Our manufacturing and construction centre is in an absolute ideal location – which is very much a selling point for our clients - and through enhancing our already robust transport infrastructure at this site – our operations will run even more swiftly.
“We are delighted that we have seen significant growth in enquiries and possess a very healthy order book for the next year. We will continue to ensure the very highest levels of service will be delivered.”
The company has delivered projects from its manufacturing and construction facility for major clients across the globe, including BP Exploration, Phillips 66, Laing O’Rourke and Nippon Gohsei.
ENGIE Fabricom is part of the group ENGIE, a global reference in low-carbon energy and services with 160 000 employees operating across the world. The business provides a complete turnkey solution from project concept to completion across sectors including renewables, oil and gas, power, chemical and energy from waste. With over 43 years’ experience in high level engineering and construction the business employs 1000 highly skilled employees.
Read the article online at: https://www.worldpipelines.com/business-news/04072019/engie-fabricom-upgrades-facilities/
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