Background to the temporary workshop project
Leading power and gas company, E.ON, recently turned to Aganto Temporary Building Specialists when they needed additional storage for an upgrade project at their Connah’s Quay plant. With little time to plan and construct a permanent storage building, E.ON needed to consider an alternative that would give them the same result in a fraction of the time and cost..
The project at the North Wales site was to upgrade the main turbines which in turn would improve environmental emissions and meet impending Europe wide regulations. Secure additional storage was needed to house the parts and equipment needed for the upgrade.
The challenge however was to complete the programme ahead of the new regulations coming into force and it was this tight time-frame which ruled out a permanent building.
Researching alternatives E.ON found Aganto’s website which provided good product information on temporary buildings and enabled an assessment of budget costs.
Aganto were invited to tender and eventually chosen on their ability to meet the technical specification and offer a comprehensive service. A major consideration however was the ability to meet the demanding schedule with capital parts being delivered only days after completion of the building.
Temporary Building solution
Aganto installed two insulated temporary buildings 20m wide by 35m long and 5.2m to the eave. This gave an overall 1,400 sq m of secure, weatherproof storage space. The buildings were linked together with steel gutters and had 2 manual roller shutter doors and 4 pedestrian doors installed.
Part of the tender process was to show compatibility with E.ON’s high level of health and safety procedures, which Aganto then went on to demonstrate throughout the 12 day build programme.
Bob Atkinson, Turbine Engineer at Connah’s Quay commented on the performance:
“Thank you very much for the great performance that Aganto put up to deliver the temporary building project on time and to budget. I have not had one single criticism of safety, delivery or any other aspect of your performance which for Connah’s Quay is a first.
“Both the station manager and the EON UK director who visited have both expressed their approval. Can you please pass on our thanks to all the team, your contractors and particularly Martin. They have all behaved and delivered exactly as required.”
Overall benefit to customer
The temporary buildings satisfied the storage needs of the project by sheltering valuable components from winter weather.
They have enabled materials to be stored, unpacked and inspected in a safe and light environment, prior to installation without overcrowding the operational areas of the power station. As a result the management of the flow of materials to and from the workplace has been much easier.
With the project expected to be complete within 3 years, the storage requirement can be reviewed with an option to remove the buildings and use the space for other purposes.
Ian Haigh, the Project Manager said this:
“Our experience of dealing with Aganto has been very positive. They completed the works safely, to a high standard, working efficiently and closely with the E.ON site team to address any issues promptly. The quality of the temporary building product and installation work was good and provides a valuable facility to the project.”