Work during difficult times COVID Virus

The COVID 19 pandemic has resulted in most work being delayed unless deemed essential under the Government guidelines. The oil industry is considered essential  and we recently undertook a short mobilisation of a vessel  during these difficult times. We also had to ensure that social distancing could be maintained while working on the vessel. The …

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Ross Muir Sponsorship

We are regularly asked to sponsor various sporting teams and events through either our customers or  own employees  through their  own local clubs or teams. Sports we have previoslly sponsored are football & bowling.  We were approached by Mr  Ross Muir a local snooker player regarding sponsorship to allow him to compete on the national …

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Advertising Cabinet

Being based in Edinburgh we undertake jobs related to the city’s numerous tourist attractions. We recently undertook work for one of the attractions extending their main poster cabinet at their entrance.  The sheet metal department can undertake “finished” items as the picture shows.

Engine Rebuild & Repair

Our Auto department undertakes work for a multitude of local car and truck garages and workshops. The work is varied and consists of both onsite and workshop repairs.  The work can be removing  broken studs and damaged  thread repairs, or machining cylinder heads and crankshafts. Most engines are from normal cars and trucks but we …

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Aluminium Pigging Tools

Our customer had an urgent requirement for the fabrication of sets of pigging tools , pigging is an expression used in the oil industry for putting various types of tooling through pipework which in this case was 36″ diameter. We duplicated pigging trolleys that are used to internally high pressure water blast lenghts of pipe, the …

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Farewell to Intercity 125

LNER who carry out heavy train maintenance at their Craigentinny Depot, recently asked us to assist in the restoration of one of their current fleet of High Speed Train power cars. The power cars are being phased out with the introduction of the new Hitachi trains on the East Coast main line,  the old units are being taken …

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Galvanised handrails

After 15 years of weathering our client requested we remake some new guarding around their caterpillar unit that sits 6m high on a tower. We measured the existing panels that were quiet flimsy with large corroded section and fabricated new removable guard panels. On completion the new guards were hot dipped galvanised and fitted prior to the …

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Return Cargo Discharge

A lot of our “Ship” work is the securing of cargo as it is loaded onto ship or barges for transportation around the world, but today we are receiving five large reels that have arrived from Panama City. The ship arrived at 9am and should sail later in the afternoon once the reels are lifted …

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Long Lengths!

We are comfortable in our workshops on the Shore where we have been located for over a hundred years. But long lengths of material need  planning and logistics to get them in and out of the doorways due to vehicles parking close to the doors. Earlier this week we received some 14m long steel beams …

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Support The Lifeboats

The Company has a long association with the sea and we have the greatest respect for those who earn their living,  on, or from it.  We have a greater respect for those who help those who find themselves in peril on the seas. We carry out commercial work for the RNLI occasionally and do what we can …

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