Long day loadout

Initially the enquiry was for the securing of a single hundred tonne reel, but we were surprised when it suddenly became two large reels! Nothing daunted we turned up and the guys did a great job securing the two reels each with eight stoppers and sixteen dee rings. Thankfully we had another squad on an …

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New Guillotine

We received a new guillotine from the makers  last week and it is now fully commissioned and operational replacing our original machine. The old machine had served us well but concern was being raised should it break down during an important job, we recently had to rewind its electrical motor and the cutting blades had been replaced. We bought …

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Gypsy Moth Engine Stand

We welded and finished a fabricated display stand for a Gypsy Moth Engine to be displayed at a local museum.  The engine and stand had been prepared by School pupils from Knox Academy School in Haddington. The sump has been cut away to show the crankshaft and connecting rods inside the engine. The pupils carried out the work over a …

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National Library Complete

With the banners erected and the lights fitted and adjusted by the lighting consultant the final night-time effect can be seen. The lights are computer controlled and the colours changed to suit the Libraries requirements.

Glass Roof Ladder

The picture shows a simple looking access ladder job which is in fact complicated in that the roof concerned has no sqare corners with all surfaces at peculiar angles. (Architects!) Sizes and bevels were taken and the ladder made up and measured carefully, on completion it was stripped and hot dipped galvanised that gives it  a minimum …

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Fishery vessel Minna

An early start to 2019 with the arrival in Leith of the Fishery Protection Vessel Minna in preparation for a wet dock refit. The Minna generally works on the West Coast of Scotland out of Greenock carry out fishery protection duties for the authorities. With the changes to the fishing quotas and the new fish …

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Fingal gangways

The FRY Britannia is developing a new guest accommodation ship that is now permanently berthed in the old Alexandra Drydock that we previously used for ship repairs. The new vessel is the “Fingal”  that was originally built for the Northern Lighhouse Board. She has been extensively remodelled with additional new decks to suit her new role. We …

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Powder Coated Dive Pool Cages

Our engineering and sheet metal departments worked hand in hand to modify existing stainless steel tubular security cages around the stairways up to high diving boards at the Royal  Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh. The existing metal work was being damaged so we came up with arrangement of curved  sheet metal panels secured in place with larger screws. All …

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Windmill blades

We attended a vessel at Grangemouth last week to undertake the welding down of  sea-fastening fixings. The cargo of large windmill blades was loaded by shore side cranes and then secured in position by welding down stoppers to stop the cargo moving and then Dee rings to allow securing chains and lashings to be fitted by …

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