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Case Studies: Utilities, Waste & Petrochemical

Utilities, Waste & Petrochemical
E.ON - Grimsby Humber Gateway

E.ON - Grimsby Humber Gateway

  • Client - ISG Construction
  • Project size - 570m²
  • Completion - 17 weeks
  • Office and Welfare Facility
  • Meeting rooms, various Offices, Reception, Technicians facility, Mess room, Wetsuit Drying room & more

E.ON are one of the UK's leading power and gas companies - generating electricity and retailing power & gas - and employ over 12,000 people in the UK. Module-AR Limited were awarded the contract to provide modular Office & Welfare Accommodation as part of an overall project which includes Warehouse Storage, an interlinking Corridor and associated External Site Works for an Operations & Maintenance Facility for E.ON. The buildings are intended primarily for servicing a new off-shore wind turbine farm. The Operations & Maintenance Facility project includes renewable technologies and sustainable building methods. As such, the buildings were constructed to incorporate renewable and low carbon technologies including solar photovoltaics, wind turbines, heat recovery ventilation and LED lighting.

The building designed and manufactured by Module-AR Limited is a single storey Office structure consisting of 17 No. modules and a footprint of over 550m². Externally clad in a combination of Kingspan silver, Trespa Meteon & white Plastisol (plastic coated steel), with aluminum windows, an entrance door canopy and roof-mounted photovoltaics for improved sustainability - the building looks well-suited to the Utilities industry.

Inside the modular Office Facility is a Reception/Waiting room with Tea Area, a Meeting room with an acoustic folding partition wall, a 161m² main Office, E.ON Manager's Office, Vesta's Office, Permit Office, Control room, Technicians Facility, Mess room, WC's, Showers, a Wetsuit Drying room and Changing rooms.

The Offices were installed with suspended ceilings & feature wall-mounted display screens and the kitchen, WC's and showers are all fully fitted with a modern finish.

All 17 No. modules were installed in just 1 day with minimal disruption to the continuing E.ON works. The building design, manufacture and installation was completed in just 17 weeks which is up to 50% faster than a traditional build.

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Utilities, Waste & Petrochemical
Lindsey Oil Refinery - Immingham

Lindsey Oil Refinery - Immingham

  • Client - Total UK Ltd.
  • Project size - 720m²
  • Completion - 9 weeks
  • Restaurant and Welfare Facilities
  • Roof protection and access ladder
  • 303m² Dining & Serving Area with seating/tables for 150 employees

Total UK Ltd. required a new restaurant facility at their Lindsey Oil Refinery Immingham location. Module-AR Limited were awarded the contract to design, manufacture and install the 24 No. module, 720m², restaurant.

Externally the building was designed & manufactured to be secure, robust and maintenance-free. Therefore Plastisol (plastic coated steel) was chosen as the cladding, plinth and fascia. Due to limited space on the ground, the plant equipment was roof-mounted and therefore a protection & access ladder to the roof was installed. A timber DDA access ramp and double canopy were fitted to the entrance steel door and UPVC lockable windows with restrictors complete the exterior of the restaurant.

Internally, the Lindsey Oil Refinery modular restaurant contains a Dispatch room, Prep Cold room, Walk-in Freezer, Disposables Store, Dry Store, Walk-in Fridge, Prime Cooking Area, a large Kitchen (fitted with a 20 grid Combi oven, grill, dishwasher, sinks and storage areas), a 303m² dining & serving area (with a Snack/Deli bar, Back bar, main Hot Counter and seating/tables for 150 employees), 2 No. Offices, a Lobby, Locker rooms, Changing rooms and WC's. Additional extras such as cream internal blinds to match existing buildings, fluorescent lights, water heaters, Heat & Cool air conditioning and suspended ceilings were also fitted to complete the building.

Module-AR Limited required just 1 day to deliver & install the building and a total of only 9 weeks was needed to complete the project.

Words from the client

Pete Adams, the Head of Projects at Lindsey Oil Refinery, comments: "Module-AR's delivery of the project was within challenging budget and time constraints. The building was of a high quality and met LOR's rigid specifications and requirements. The installation did not create any disruption to the ongoing operation of the adjacent workshops. These are in use 24/7 - and uncompromised availability was particularly important at that time, due to a major plant shutdown. Installation and commissioning activities were conducted in a safe and controlled manner. There were no incidents or accidents relating to Module-AR or your associated sub-contractors. Their continuous to be an open and positive working relationship between all parties and Module-AR's post-installing service has been prompt and thorough. In summary, Module-AR's performance on this project has been entirely satisfactory and we thank you for your good service."

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Lindsey Oil Refinery - Immingham
Utilities, Waste & Petrochemical
Western Power Distribution - Hereford

Western Power Distribution - Hereford

  • Client - Western Power
  • Project size - 737m²
  • Completion - 8 weeks
  • Temporary Office & Welfare Accommodation
  • Meeting rooms, various Offices, Conference room, Telecoms IR space, Mess facility and more

The Western Power Hereford site required temporary office and welfare accommodation for their staff to use for 18 months. The 24 No. module project with a footprint of over 730m² was awarded to Module-AR Limited due to our experience in the Utilities, Waste & Petrochemical market sector and our enviable reputation of providing first class customer service.

The structure is built with a large Office of 106m², a Meeting room, Conference room, fitted with an internal acoustic folding partition wall, a Telecoms IR space, Archive room, Staff Mess room, Locker room, General store, Tool store, Equipment store, Live Test store, Ladder/Harness store, a large 140m² internal Stores area and WC's.

The Kitchen, WC's & Store rooms were fitted with Polyflor Standard XL vinyl and all other rooms were fitted with carpet tiles for a traditional Office interior design. In the Locker room, 10 No. banks of 3 single lockers & bench seating were fitted. Heat & Cool air conditioning was installed throughout, cream vertical window blinds were fitted to each window and 5 No. internal double doors were fitted for the rooms joined to the Corridor.

Externally, the temporary Office accommodation features Plastisol (plastic coated steel) cladding, fascia and plinths, with UPVC lockable windows with restrictors. 2 No. entrance door canopies and a standalone fire alarm system were also installed.

The project was manufactured and completed in just 8 weeks allowing Western Power to accommodate the building as soon as possible. The staff at the Hereford location enjoyed the building so much that Western Power extended the Office & Welfare accommodation hire period by an additional 12 months once their initial hire contract came to an end; and they even eventually purchased the building after the secondary hire period ended.

Words from the client

Nigel Sweet, Distribution Manager of Western Power Hereford, commented: "I would like to that you and your team for the design and installation of the Hereford building. It was carried out to very tight timescales and met all the deadlines.

We have been resident in the building for over two months now and find it very spacious and comfortable. The speed of delivery and erection was done to very tight timescales and ,once inside, you are not aware that is a portable type of building and it meets our immediate needs very well.

I would not hesitate to recommend your company to any future clients as our experience working with your company has been very satisfactory."

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Western Power Distribution - Hereford
Utilities, Waste & Petrochemical
Biffa Waste Services - St Helens

Biffa Waste Services - St Helens

  • Client - Biffa Waste Services Ltd.
  • Project size - 216m²
  • Completion - 7 weeks
  • Office & Welfare Accommodation
  • Meeting room, various Offices, Canteen, Locker/Changing room, Delivery Office and WC's

Biffa Waste Services Ltd is the leading nationwide integrated waste management business providing collection, treatment, recycling and technologically-driven energy generation services. The St Helens branch of Biffa required a 52 week hire building to be used as Office Accommodation and Site Welfare. Module-AR Limited were granted the contract and 6 No. AR3000 units were designed, manufactured and installed to complete the single storey building.

Externally the Biffa St Helens structure features GRP (glass reinforced plastic) external walls, steel columns & external doors, Plastisol (plastic coated steel) fascia and canopy and UPVC lockable windows with restrictors.

Inside the Office and Welfare Accommodation are various sized Offices, a Meeting room, Canteen, Delivery Office, a Locker/Changing room with showers, WC's and a main Corridor linking each room. The floor was constructed in a combination of Polysafe standard vinyl & Primavera Xtra carpet tiles for a robust, hard-wearing and maintenance-free solution.

Despite this being a temporary solution, Module-AR Limited installed additional extras such as standalone fire alarm and intruder alarm systems, manually operated roller shutters to doors and windows, vertical cream blinds, fluorescent lighting, Heat & Cool air conditioning and a multi-point water heater.

Only 1 day was needed to install the modules with a total project completed time of 7 weeks. This is up to 50% faster than if the project was completed traditionally.

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Biffa Waste Services - St Helens
Utilities, Waste & Petrochemical
Biffa Waste Services - Thurrock

Biffa Waste Services - Thurrock

  • Client - Biffa Waste Services Ltd.
  • Project size - 45m²
  • Completion - 4 weeks
  • Office & Welfare Facilities
  • Office, Lobby, Kitchen, Showers and WC's

Biffa Waste Services Ltd is the leading nationwide integrated waste management business providing collection, treatment, recycling and technologically-driven energy generation services. Their Thurrock branch required an additional office & welfare accommodation, which Module-AR Limited won the contract to provide.

Externally, the module features an entrance ramp & steps and is clad with Plastisol (plastic coated steel) external walls & fascia. UPVC top third TOV lockable windows with restrictors, manually operated roller blinds and external wire mesh window guards were also installed ensuring a robust and highly secure finish.

The jackleg cabin consists of a Kitchen (installed with base units, wall units, 4 No. drawer cupboard, fridge and worktop), Showers, Changing rooms, a 2 person Office, Lobby and WC's.

Polysafe standard vinyl flooring was installed in the Kitchen, WC's, Showers and Changing rooms. Primavera Xtra carpet tiles were chosen as the flooring for the Office and Lobby. Both of these flooring options are extremely robust and hard-wearing for a maintenance-free solution. Heat & Cool air conditioning and vertical cream internal blinds were also fitted.

Just 1 day was required for Module-AR Limited to deliver and install the module on the Thurrock site, greatly reducing site traffic and disturbance compared with traditional construction methods, and a total of 4 weeks was required to complete the project for Biffa Waste.

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Biffa Waste Services - Thurrock
Utilities, Waste & Petrochemical
Biffa Waste Services - Trafford Park

Biffa Waste Services - Trafford Park

  • Client - Biffa Waste Services Ltd.
  • Project size - 36m²
  • Completion - 5 weeks
  • Modular Weighbridge Office
  • Office, Kitchen space and WC

Biffa Waste Services Ltd is the leading nationwide integrated waste management business providing collection, treatment, recycling and technologically-driven energy generation services. The Trafford Park branch required a modular weighbridge office solution which Module-AR Limited were awarded the contract.

The steel framed structure was constructed with Plastisol (plastic coated steel) external walls, canopy and fascia to ensure that the building is secure, long-lasting & maintenance free. A steel external door and double-glazed UPVC windows were also fitted to improve security and to ensure the building had the feel of a traditionally built structure..

Internally the building features non-slip Polyflor Polysafe vinyl floor and is designed with an open plan area featuring an Office for 2 members of staff, Kitchen space with sink, base units and refrigerator and a disabled WC. Fluorescent lighting, Heat & Cool air conditioning, standalone fire alarm and intruder alarm systems were also installed.

The full project was designed, manufactured & fitted in 5 weeks and just 1 day was needed to fully install the module. This is up to 50% faster than if the project was completed traditionally.

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Utilities, Waste & Petrochemical
Biffa Waste Services - Somerset

Biffa Waste Services - Somerset

  • Client - Biffa Waste Services Ltd.
  • Project size - 150m²
  • Modules - 4
  • Factory build - 3 weeks
  • Installation - 1 day
  • Completion - 8 weeks

Biffa is the leading nationwide integrated waste management business providing collection, treatment, recycling and technologically-driven energy generation services. The Somerset branch of Biffa required a building to be used as Office Accommodation and Site Welfare. Module-AR Limited were granted the contract and 4 No. AR3000 units were designed, manufactured and installed to complete the single storey building.

The full Turnkey package was provided by Module-AR Limited for this project including laying the foundations and installing mains services for the building. Externally the office features Plastisol (plastic coated steel) walls, fascia and plinths for a long-lasting, secure and maintenance free exterior. Steel columns & doors with multi-point locking, double glazed UPVC lockable windows with restrictors and steps, ramps & associated handrails finish the outside of the building.

Internally, the Office & Welfare facility opens into a Lobby & Traffic Office room which joins on to the Archive/PPE store, Depot Manager room, Drivers' Mess room, Kitchen, Locker room and WC's. A combination of Polysafe standard vinyl and carpet tiled flooring were fitted for a hard wearing finish.

Additional extras such as CCTV, a lightning protection system, standalone fire alarm & intruder alarm systems, fluorescent lighting, internal vertical blinds and Heat & Cool air conditioning were also installed as part of the Turnkey solution.

The installation of the 4 No. modules was completed in just 1 day, greatly minimising site traffic & disturbance to the busy facility. The full Biffa Waste Services Somerset project was completed in just 8 weeks.

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Biffa Waste Services - Somerset

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