The regional site services team based at BOC Scunthorpe have recently completed an offsite project for BOC in Rotherham.
ENGIE Fabricom was asked to remove an existing branch section from an oxygen pipeline and replace it with a new pulled bend. The pipeline, which runs under an operational rail bridge and over the River Don presented significant access difficulties. The project had a tight timescale but was completed on time to allow the site to re-start.
Richard Allison, BOC’s Pipeline, Facilities and Stores Manager commented:
‘”Having worked with ENGIE Fabricom for many years on preventative maintenance tasks, I had no hesitation in approaching them to carry out this project, removing a ‘tee’ section of pipeline and replacing it with a swept bend. The task of removing the 12” pipeline was complex as it was suspended over a canal and beneath an operational train / tram track (see photos below).
The level of detail in the pre-phase modelling and stress calculations coupled with the experience and knowledge of the whole team made the project run smoothly, even when the project scope expanded to incorporate more work mid project. The proactive nature of the whole onsite and back room team ensured the project was completed safety and within the tight time constraints, which the customer production outage offered. Thanks to Joe Hodgson, ENGIE Fabricom’s Regional Site Services Manager and his team for all their hard work.”