OUR 50 ACRE SITE ON THE RIVER TEES
The Port Clarence Yard is situated on the North East Coast of England, on the North Bank of the River Tees, upstream and adjacent to the Transporter Bridge, at Middlesbrough. National Grid Reference NZ 501215. It is the main facility that Wilton Engineering and Universal Coatings operate from and is certainly one of the largest riverside facilities in the UK. The site encompasses over fifty acres of land with three load out quays and also a slipway for launching directly into the River Tees.
The Port Clarence facilities were extensively improved in 1980 with the addition of four Module Assembly Halls, each 64.5m x 33m x 20.8m to underside of cranes and 23.8m to underside of the door portals. Each Hall is equipped with 2 No. 30T Electric Overhead Travelling Cranes. Full height doors in the river end gables allow movement of Modules onto the Fit-out apron and to the Load-out Quays.
The facility has a long and successful track record of producing and loading out many large fabrications, the first of which was the famous Thames Barrier manufactured in 1974 which has kept London safe from flooding for many years.
Two of the main quays have barge Roll on Roll off capability with capacity of 20,000Te over each quay, whilst specific static and mobile cranes can be used for offloading direct from vessels.
Historically the base was utilised to construct many large modular topsides for the UK/Norwegian sectors. Over 300,000 tonnes of topsides were executed and delivered from the facility.
All movements, temporary works, lifts and load-out activities are supported by our in-house engineering department consisting of Professional Engineers and Appointed Persons (AP).
Such engineering support activities have in some instances extended to running a continuous structural analysis to assess the suitably of the incomplete fabrication for movement and introducing temporary works as appropriate.
A selection of recent large load-outs;
||2500Te Compression Module
|IHC – Saipem FDS II
||2500Te J Lay Tower
|IHC – Technip
||800Te J Lay Tower
||2 x 150mtr long caissons
||65mtr Offshore Link Bridge and 90mtr Flare
|Saipem – Statoil 2/4S Decomm
||600te Lift Frame Structure
||2 x 80mtr Offshore Link Bridges
||80mtr high Southern Sector jacket structure
|| Subsea structures, 50 te to 400te