Sector:                         Textile / Recyclable

Services:                      Project Management, Mechanical Design, Fabrication, Mechanical Installation. Electrical Installation

Project Objective:       Fabrication and installation of a state-of-the-art production facility to support demand from a broad base of international businesses. The new factory providers a significant increase in production capacity.



This large project involved an on-site Blackrow Team providing Project Management, Project Engineers, Site Supervisors and Purchasers. This team was supported by a full equipment store and the supply of lifting and access equipment for the duration of the project. This ensured we were available on-site to supervise and work alongside our client in ensuring this large and complex project was delivered on budget and to time.


The project involved a great deal of steelwork including:

  • The design of all mezzanines, gantries and supporting structures
  • Fabrication of all steelwork
  • Installation of building enclosures, mezzanine structures and lighting systems on steel structures


RAW Material System

The manufacturing process used recycled and raw materials which required sorting stations, bins and conveyors.

Blackrow installed the mechanical systems including:

  • Buffer bins and silo stacks
  • QA sampling points
  • Sorting stations with conveyors belts
  • Pneumatic conveyor systems
  • Dust extraction and air filtration
  • Control room cladding
  • Ducting

We also installed electrical systems including control panel wiring, lighting and emergency systems.


OEM Process System

The project included the assembly and installation of the OEM process system including;

  • Process air handling unit
  • Forming station
  • Dryer and fans
  • Product cooling section
  • Scanning unit, dosing and unwinding unit
  • Electrical layout and containment

The requirements of this factory install also included the Mechanical & Electrical installation of HE, the Coating Line and Filter Unit and the Mechanical Installation of WTP and ducting for the buffing process.


Quality and H&S standards

All works were carried out to the relevant Quality and H&S standards;

  • CE standards
  • ISO9001
  • EN 1090-1
  • The Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations (2006/42/EC)
  • Low Voltage Directive (2006/95/EC)
  • IEE Wiring Regulations. Seventeenth Edition (BS7671)

A project of this scale required the coordination of skills, services and expertise from across the Blackrow Group; steel erectors, sheet metal workers, fabricators, coded welders, pipefitters, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, software engineers, cleaners and project managers all ensured the success of the installation.