Case Study: Design and Construction of new Oil pipe Maintenance Building

The Brief

Design and build a permanent structure over the current wash bay area that would allow operatives to safely complete specialist cleaning, painting and inspection tasks in all weather conditions

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The Solution

After a lengthy design development process involving input from Tenaris managers, operatives and safety personal. Our design team produced drawings and a specification to construct a three sided galvanised steel frame portal building wrapped in polyester coated cladding sheets, internally lined in painted marine ply, housed a pressure washer and operatives tools and was wide enough to process range 3 full length pipes. The solution also allowed for these pipes to be loaded onto the metal racks with a forklift while operatives were protected within a safety protection zone that runs up either side. To further enhance versatility and production a rear entrance sliding door was added that was big enough to allow small forklifts with palleted items to enter and wash individual couplings etc.

The Outcome

The completed building has successfully provided all the key elements identified and has therefore helped increase productivity at the facility. As pipe can now be processed in all weather conditions it has allowed the company to take on new orders and increase capacity. The client was delighted with the new building, the level of workmanship and the fact the project was delivered to budget in the timescale agreed.

The Client

Greg Russel, Maintenance Manager - Tenaris Aberdeen

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