The Â£310 Million pound investment in a new factory for Siemens at Alexandra Dock in Hull was not only good news for the City, but also for CPS who were invited by Volker Fitzpatrick to install Circa 9000m2 of composite panelling to provide the main manufacturing and warehousing facility.
The scale of the operation was large in every way – evidenced by the 75-metre blades which emerge from the plant and which are used for offshore wind farms around the UK and Europe. The plant itself spans an area the size of seven football pitches and produces almost entirely handmade, precisely moulded 28-tonne blades. One of these blades has recently taken centre stage as part of Hulls City of Culture 2017 celebrations.
Due to the critical timeframe involved in this project, managers from the CPS project and contracts teams were involved in discussions at a very early stage to ensure the necessary phased timings for deliveries and installation were achieved on behalf of our client.
The installation comprised a combination of 2-hour firewalls, 1-hour firewalls, clean room partitions and acoustic panel systems. The range of products was used to provide facility separation, designated production areas and office facilities.