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June visit to Tilbury Docks: places still available

There are still a few places left for the site visit to Tilbury Docks, Essex, on Thursday 13 June. The Port of Tilbury (London) is the largest of eight ports owned by Forth Ports. As London’s major port it is also the largest multi-modal port in the South East, and 3rd largest port in the UK. The port has an annual throughput of 16 million tonnes per annum and this is estimated to value around £8.7 billion; this makes it…

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ConSpare engineer helps Team GB to bring home the silver from ICFRA World Shooting Championships

An engineer from concrete production process improvement specialist ConSpare helped the Great Britain Under-25 Rifle Team to a silver medal at the ICFRA World Long Range Shooting Championships recently. Tom Bullock, a Continuous Improvement Engineer at the Nottinghamshire-based firm, was part of the 12-strong squad which finished second to Australia at the tournament, which took place at Trentham Range, near Wellington, in February. He has been shooting competitively for around ten years and was part of the Great Britain Under-21…

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Helping Mansfield Brick to ‘Make it better’

Founded in 1926 to produce calcium silicate bricks to the building trade, Mansfield Brick now produces a wide range of concrete products. From its state-of-the-art production facility in Nottinghamshire, it produces more than three million units a month, including concrete commons, coursing bricks and infill slips for the block and beam flooring market. Mansfield Brick supplies many of the major builders’ merchants, buying groups and independent suppliers, along with producing bespoke products to meet the needs of the industry. The…

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Saloro Approaches Production

After a year-long construction effort in 2018 the new processing facilities at Saloro’s Barruecopardo Tungsten mine, in Spain, are being brought into production during the early part of 2019. As seen above the multi-stage crushing and screening plant was the first part to be readied for testing with the main concentrator following closely behind. The state-of-the-art production facility, that combines both modern day technology and traditional minerals processing systems, will treat a Scheelite ore mined at site to produce a…

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Fairport Conditioning Biomass Ash

Fairport Engineering Ltd of Adlington, Lancashire has been working on the Lynemouth power station conversion project since 2016 as the main contractor’s, SRM, specialist materials handling engineer and designer thus allowing this land-mark project to benefit from the combined strengths of both organisations. This major multi-million pound project is totally focussed on replacing the previous fuel (coal) handling and storage systems with a new regime that will be suitable for biomass (wood pellets). Whilst this conversion from one form of…

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Lynemouth: The Finished Article

Fairport Engineering Ltd of Adlington, Lancashire has been working on the Lynemouth power station conversion project, since 2016, as the main contractor’s, SRM, specialist materials handling engineer and designer thus allowing this land-mark project to benefit from the combined strengths of both organisations. This major multi-million pound project is totally focussed on replacing the previous fuel (coal) handling and storage systems with a new regime that will be suitable for biomass (wood pellets) and achieved constructional completion during the second…

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Fairport and F Ball: The Story Continues

As the premier manufacturer of flooring adhesives and floor preparation products for the contract flooring industry in the UK F. Ball and Co. Ltd moved to its current site in Cheddleton in 1989 where it first encountered Fairport Engineering Ltd during the construction of its then new manufacturing plant. A growing market share led F. Ball and Co. Ltd to contact Fairport Engineering Ltd again in 2008 to provide a new state of the art processing & plant that was…

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Fairport completes five week shut-down

Dangote Sugar is the leading Nigerian sugar refiner supplying the food and beverage sector. The Dangote Sugar refinery at the Apapa Wharf complex was commissioned in 2000, with an initial refining capacity of 600,000mt/a. Over the years, the facility has undergone major upgrades that have turned it into one of the largest sugar refineries in the world with a refining capacity of 1.44Mt/a. With a current 70% capacity utilization, Dangote is implementing various initiatives and projects to achieve continuous improvements…

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All aboard with Fairport Engineering

Fairport Engineering Limited has, for more than 35 years, been involved in many industries where materials have had to be stored and processed. Over this time, bulk transport by road, rail and sea has played an important part in the projects that Fairport has designed and built. Fairport’s origins can be traced back to the 1980s when the UK coal industry serviced the national power industry. Virtually every colliery was then, in some way, linked to a power station and…

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British Steel Site Visit

20.03.2019 AGENDA Collect from Forest Pines Hotel and Golf Resort, Ermine Street, Broughton DN20 0AQ 1. Arrival and welcome at British Steel 0930 hrs 2. Introduction to British Steel and safety briefing 3. Collect and PPE for visit. British Steel will issue – hi vis, hard hat and ear defenders 4. Visit coal handling plant 5. Observe coke oven batteries pushing coke from safe vantage point 6. Visit ore prep plant observe ore blending operation stacker reclaimer etc. 7. Visit…

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