Tata Steel Projects

Tata Steel Projects is a multi-disciplinary solutions business with extensive engineering capabilities.

We have a track record in delivering a substantial portfolio of projects, with a capability in providing innovative solutions.

Tata Steel Projects 1st to achieve Gold Status

Our track team have been awarded ‘Gold’ status in Network Rail’s ‘Route to Gold’ programme. Using the ‘Route to Gold’ process Network Rail aim to ensure the production of high quality engineering deliverables whilst recognising and supporting the expertise of the best performing suppliers.

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Tata Steel Projects

Meridian House

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York YO24 1AW

United Kingdom

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Overview

Tata Steel Projects is a multi-disciplinary solutions business with extensive engineering capabilities, a substantial portfolio of projects and a leading capability in delivering innovative solutions. With offices in York, Birmingham, Manchester and Reading and manufacturing facilities in Workington, we are  responsible for designing, manufacturing and constructing major infrastructure projects in the UK.

We serve many different and demanding market sectors including transportation, defence & security, energy & power, construction, nuclear and industrial. Working in partnership with our clients, we deliver high quality, innovative and responsive solutions to meet individual requirements whilst building on collaborative relationships that create success.

We are a multi-disciplinary solutions business that provides a full range of services, from consultancy, design and engineering to manufacture, installation and onsite project management. We have a portfolio of award winning work, projects include the redevelopment of King’s Cross Station, Reading Station Area Redevelopment, Thameslink Programme, Energy from Waste (EfW) facilities, manufacture of nuclear waste transport containers and manufacture of water tight doors for Astute Class Submarine Boats.

Our customers range from central Government to major developers, contractors, manufacturers and other blue chip companies. Examples include Network Rail, Carillion, Morgan Sindall, Clugston, Lagan Construction, BAE Systems, Rolls Royce, HM Government and Sellafield Ltd. The Tata Steel Projects' team includes engineers, architects, planners, project managers and project engineers with expertise and experience in a range of sectors.

Our consultancy business is made up of several engineering discipline teams that work together on projects which require the expertise of several disciplines. Our Workington site is one of the largest engineering facilities in the UK. Comprising 19,200 square metres of workshop capacity, 2 x 5 metre deep manufacturing pits and a maximum lifting capability of 130 tonnes. Our workshop provides Fabrication (welding and plate rolling), Heat Treatment, Machining (CNC and conventional milling/turning), Shot Blasting and Painting, Assembly (pipe-work systems and pit facilities) and Testing (pressure, flow, radiography, ultrasonic, magnetic and dye penetrant).

 

Health and Safety

Health and Safety is embedded in our culture. At Tata Steel Projects, we take pride in our positive safety ethos. As engineers, manufacturers and contractors we are committed to influencing safety and mitigating risk. We do not compromise when it comes to health and safety.  We believe that all our activities can be undertaken safely and any accident is one too many. We are committed to our goal of ensuring zero harm to our employees, our contractors and the communities in which we operate. This is integral to our business process.

We have well established polices and systems in place to manage and monitor health and safety performance. We are proud that we continue to be certified to BS OHAS 18:001 across our design consultancy offices and our manufacturing facilities.

 

Sustainability

Tata Steel Projects is committed to achieving and where possible going beyond best practice with regard to environmental, social and economic performance. We believe in investing in sustainable design solutions in order to improve working and living environments through design, construction, operation and decommissioning. As an engineering consultancy in the modern world, we recognise that we have important responsibilities to a wide variety of stakeholders. To help ensure a good quality of life, for all, both now and for generations to come, we need to balance our economic prosperity and social progress with care for our people and our planet. We operate in a way that is safe for our people and respectful to the environment. We behave responsibly and with care towards the communities surrounding and impacted by our operations. Respecting and safeguarding the environment is a fundamental principle held by all Tata Group companies. We seek not only to protect but also to enhance heritage, habitats and other environmental features where possible. We passionately believe in engaging with staff, stakeholders and the wider community to deliver true economic and environmental sustainability through the education of and investment in our workforce and improvement of our facilities.

 

Our People

As a large design engineering consultancy, its our peoples talent and commitment that make us a leading service provider. Our design and engineering specialists are involved in some of the UK’s most transformational projects and our expertise is drawn from the distinctive skills of our people.

We have over 600 highly experienced employees. Our people come from all over the world, and are experts in a variety of disciplines - permanent way, civil engineering, mechanical and electrical engineering, architecture, planning, project management, CAD, and all the tasks required to create multidisciplinary designs for major infrastructure projects.

In addition, our manufacturing site teams’ many years of engineering, manufacturing and fabrication experience guarantee that we will employ exacting standards of quality and deliver excellent levels of service. We draw on the talents of our team of experts to provide innovative solutions for our clients. We are committed to investing in our people and provide an open, supportive and collaborative working environment to enable all our staff to achieve their full potential. We are a lively mix of apprentices, graduates and senior staff, each with our own contribution to make.

Supporting our approach are our values which guide the way we work with each other and our clients and partners. Tata Steel Projects is part of the Tata Group, whose core values are known by the 395,000 employees throughout the world who live and work by them.

Awards

Tata Steel Projects commitment to setting the highest standards has been recognised by numerous awards.

 

British Construction Industry Awards 2014

Suffolk Energy from Waste Facility was shortlisted in the BCI Awards for the BIM Project Application Award. The award was for exemplar projects in the UK that support the Governments strategy that by 2016, all public projects use a BIM system during design and construction phases. By being shortlisted we were recognised as a company who is leading the field in embracing this new technology across the supply chain and demonstrating innovative and forward thinking use of BIM techniques.

 

Tata Steel Projects Shortlisted in 2014 Structural Steel Design Awards

Tata Steel Projects was shortlisted in the 2014 Structural Steel Design Awards for our works on the transfer deck structure at Reading Station.

The objective of the Structural Steel Design Awards is to celebrate the excellence of the United Kingdom in the field of steel construction, particularly demonstrating its potential in terms of efficiency, cost effectiveness, aesthetics, sustainability and innovation. As Structural Engineer on the project responsible for the overall design of the structure, our entry highlights some of the innovations we put in place and constraints we had to overcome to successfully deliver this piece of work.

For more information on the awards, and to view previous years winners, visit: http://www.tatasteelconstruction.com/en/news_and_events/awards/structural_steel_design_award/

 

Institution of Civil Engineers Yorkshire and Humber Region Smeaton Award 2014

Tata Steel Projects has won the prestigious Institution of Civil Engineers Yorkshire and Humber Smeaton Award for Reading Station Area Redevelopment.

Named after the first Briton to call himself a civil engineer, Yorkshire-born John Smeaton’s best known project was the Eddystone Lighthouse, off Plymouth. The Smeaton Award recognises outstanding work by civil engineers on a project outside the region and we were awarded the 2014 award for our work on Reading Station.

We were presented with the award by the President of the Institution, Geoff French, at a Gala Dinner held at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate on Friday 7 March 2014.

To meet current needs for passengers and freight, and to prepare for future growth, Network Rail has begun an £850m redevelopment of the Reading Station area. Tata Steel Projects' part in the project was to design five new platforms and canopies, one platform extension, a ‘transfer deck’ connecting all of the old and new platforms and two new structures allowing access to the station from the north and south.

Speaking on behalf of the judging panel, Damian Kilburn said “This was a well-planned and executed scheme which scored highly across the range of criteria. Challenges faced by the multi-disciplinary project team included the successful jacking of the 30m wide transfer deck to tight tolerances across the live railway to link the existing and new platforms. The judges were impressed with the high quality of design which had to allow for the added difficulties posed by the need for the contractor to work in a busy station”.

This is the 2nd time Tata Steel Projects have won this award. In 2012, our work on the King's Cross Redevelopment Programme won us this same award.

 

UK Rail Awards 2014

Tata Steel Projects were shortlisted for the Cost Base Reduction Category for our works on Templecombe Station.

This category was open to any organisation operating in or supplying to the UK rail industry that could demonstrate that it has reduced its cost base and/or has supplied a solution that has been integral to the cost base reduction of the end user / client.

Appointed as Principal Contractor for the Templecombe Station new platform works, in just 16 weeks we designed and constructed a new platform in the disused trackbed adjacent to the disused platform which created significant savings.

There were a staggering 239 entries submitted across the 18 categories. Although not the winner, our work was highly commended.

 

Crossrail STAR Awards

The Western and Wales STAR awards scheme has been established to recognise and reward work sites and compounds that achieve high levels of health, safety and environmental risk control. Aiming for star award status helps teams set up their worksites to a best practice standard.

The initiative is constructed around a framework of 6 key elements:

  • Public Consideration
  • Supervision and Management
  • Environment
  • Safety
  • Housekeeping and Integrity
  • Site Specific activities

The STAR assessment is a collaborative approach between Network Rail and those Principal Contractors working within the programme. The joint assessment is undertaken by both Network Rail and the contractor’s senior management.

Both our platform extension sites at Langley and West Drayton were awarded STAR assessment awards

 

BECBC 2012 Business Award Winners

Tata Steel’s Projects business in Workington managed to scoop two prestigious awards from the Britain’s Energy Coast Business Cluster.

With a packed auditorium of over 200 VIP guests at Energus, including representatives of Cumbrian businesses of all scopes and scales, against stiff competition Tata Steel won awards in the categories of ‘Commitment to West Cumbria’ and ‘Large business of the year’.

“The awards attracted a diverse entry from across the BECBC membership,” said BECBC Chairman, Sean Balmer. “We had categories celebrating innovation, excellence in health and safety and sustainability as well as commitment to West Cumbria, people and skills development and entrepreneurship so the awards are a recognition of the different contributions that successful businesses make to the area.”

 The judges announced Tata Steel Projects as 'Large Business of the Year' as a result of showing:-

  • An excellent record of staff training and development.
  • Strong leadership with the ability to drive the business forward.
  • A strong commitment to the health and well-being of their staff
  • A demonstrable commitment to customers.
  • Environmental awareness and a commitment to the community.
  • Innovation and ambition.
  • A noticeable involvement of all the staff in the success of the business.
  • Evidence that the current strategy is delivering sustainable growth and increasing job creation.
  • The business being a standard bearer for success in Cumbria.


The judges announced Tata Steel Projects as winner of the award for 'Commitment to West Cumbria' as a result of the:-

  • Investment in our facility,
  • Investment in our people
  • Recruitment of apprentices and technical trainees
  • Commitment to the area - our successful open day last year when many local students had the opportunity to visit our manufacturing facility, the Kids of Steel triathlon event,  the support we give to local events such as the Maritime Festival
  • The personal support our people give to the local community including fire service, lifeboat, public service.


Managing Director, Tata Steel Projects, Craig Scott, said "We should all take pride in winning these awards – they are the result of our great people doing great things. Well done and thank you to everyone who contributed to this success."

http://www.ice.org.uk/News-Public-Affairs/ICE-News/Yorkshire-Humber-Award-Winners-2012-Announced

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2014

Tata Steel Projects' Track Discipline Awarded Gold in Network Rail 'Route to Gold' Programme

November 2014

Tata Steel Projects’ Track team has been awarded ‘Gold’ status in Network Rail’s ‘Route to Gold’ programme. This award recognises the skill and professionalism of our track designers and their consistent delivery of high quality design submissions. 

Network Rail’s ‘Route to Gold’ awards recognise both the technical excellence and collaborative behaviour of their suppliers.  Using the ‘Route to Gold’ process Network Rail aims to improve cost and time efficiency and ensure the production of high quality engineering deliverables, by recognising and supporting the expertise of its best suppliers.  Awards are based on the quantity and type of comments received on engineering submissions and on a demonstrable commitment to collaboration with Network Rail and continuous quality improvement.

Dave White, Associate Director, commented, 'The efforts of the team in achieving Gold is remarkable. Everyone has shown an attention to detail and drive to succeed which has helped this company to become an industry leader in providing Permanent Way solutions. All team members have embraced collaboration which has been instrumental in achieving this award.'

 

NDA Estate Supply Chain Event 2014

November 2014

The countdown to Europe’s largest nuclear supply chain event is now under way. More than 1,000 delegates have so far registered to attend the NDA Estate Supply Chain Event 2014 in Manchester, on 6 November, and all 260 exhibition spaces are taken.

Among the exhibitors will be at least 40 of the estate’s largest Tier 2 contractors. A full list of all companies attending is available on the event website.

Tata Steel Projects will be exhibiting on Stand 77

The showcase event, organised jointly by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and its Site Licence Companies (SLCs) is now in its fourth year, with a mission to increase the visibility of opportunities for existing supply chain companies as well as newcomers to the decommissioning sector, focusing in particular on Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

Ron Gorham, the NDA’s Head of Supply Chain Optimisation and SME Champion, said the event had trebled in size since it was first launched and was now the largest of its kind in Europe.

"The day is tailored to meet the aspirations of businesses at all levels of the supply chain, and encourage new suppliers to get involved. We are very conscious that the supply chain is vital to our mission, and we wish to ensure it remains healthy and dynamic" he added.

 

Network Rail appoints THJV for London Rail junction Upgrades

October 2014

Network Rail has awarded THJV venture a contract to upgrade the Angerstein and Charlton interchange in south east London.

The work includes the completion of GRIP 2 and GRIP 3 works - carrying out feasibility studies and option selection.

THJV will deliver site surveys and condition reports, investigate the remodelling opportunities for Charlton and Angerstein junctions, the renewal of signalling facilities and rationalisation of the current telecoms and signalling power supplies.

The Angerstein Wharf area feeds into some of the capital’s major freight lines, running from the Thames Estuary to Charlton and plays a strategic role in the movement of aggregates into and out of London for some of the city’s largest infrastructure projects.

Commenting on the contract, Keith Moverley, THJV Project Director, said: “This is an important contract win for the THJV. The Angerstein area is strategically important for both commuters and the rail freight industry and is one of the main arteries into the city for carrying aggregates around London. Our work upgrading this important route will help improve services and future proof the line for years to come.”

 

Certification received at Workington

September 2014

Following an audit from The Welding Institute (TWI) in June, we have now received official certification from the International Institute of Welding, that TSP has satisfied the requirements of the IIW for Manufacturer Certification Scheme for the Management of Quality in Welding, ISO 3834 Part 2.

Under the TWI Certification Ltd. Welding Fabricator Certification Scheme, Tata Steel Projects has been assessed in accordance with the rules of the scheme and control of welding operations involved in the manufacture of:- General and specialist fabrication, welding and heat treatment of process plant and equipment for steel, nuclear, defence and security, oil, gas and power generation industries.

Adherence to this standard is now a requirement for all nuclear industry fabricating.

 

Final Dispatch of items for Queen Anne Casthouse

September 2014

On Wednesday 17 September we made the final despatch of items (Iron Spouts) to Tata Steel Scunthorpe Site for the Queen Anne Project. The work has been undertaken over 15 months in our workshop and we have fabricated a total of 148 items.

The Scunthorpe Site are looking to relight the first tap hole at the end of this month. The aim of the Queen Anne project is protect the integrity of the furnace and provide a campaign life of over and above 12 years, increasing reliability and securing operations for the future.

The project manager would like to thank all those involved for their hard work under challenging circumstances.

Another landmark…

The last expansion rail for VTS Track Technology (Cogifer) was machined and despatched from TSP on 21 July.

This work initially started as a trial on the Asquith machine back in February 2001 before moving to trials on the Butler and Wadkin 3. Our techniques in pressing developed in parallel with our jig design to ensure a machine, press and despatch technique that our competitors struggled to emulate. This work led on to the production of transition rails and check rails also for Cogifer.

 

Success as Standard

September 2014

On Saturday night (13/09/14) TSP's Geotechnical department successfully carried out ground investigation works on the Oxford project within an eight hour possession. The team set a challenging programme of works which included 14 Cone Penetration Tests and 14 Automatic Ballast Samples over a 1000m length of track. The shift was a success and the targets achieved through careful planning and coordination between TSP's site services department, project team and geotechnical staff.

The work was carried out within a joint TSP and Morgan Sindall possession. TSP would like thank Morgan Sindall's Engineering Supervisor, who despite a busy night for them (250 tonne crane on site to lift sheet piles across all four tracks) enabled TSP to get on track and past the crane works in time to start our work.

 

Leeds RERF - One of the UK's largest timber frame structures!

September 2014

On Tuesday 2nd September, at Leeds Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility (RERF) the first of several braced pairs of timber frames (each weighing 19 tons) were lifted into position to create the arch on the building. This operation will dramatically change the profile of the building structure as well as creating an impressive addition to the Leeds skyline. Once completed the building will become the largest ever timber structure of its type to be built in the UK!

The finished building incorporates a huge 42 metre high timber arch frame manufactured using Glulam laminated timber - one of the most sustainable building and construction materials available.

Anyone who has driven past the project on the A63 at Pontefract Lane can see that construction is progressing well, with the current height of the structure up to 29 metres.

Tata Steel Projects have been working with contractor, Clugston and other subcontractors to achieve this milestone. The frames (literally) couldn't stand up without Principal Engineer, John White's hard work on co-ordination for stability and bracing, nor without the very difficult HD bolt negotiations!!

Clugston Construction project manager Tony Wing said: "We have progressed at the facility in Leeds as expected. Everyone who is working on site is proud to be part of such an exciting project that will provide so many benefits to the Leeds community."

Well done to all those involved with the project on achievement of this milestone

 

New order secured from SSI

September 2014

TSP Workington have secured an order to design, manufacture and convert a single mould and top zone to enable SSI to cast a new section size. Work has already commenced in securing the long-lead copper end plates and initial design associated with this.

A WAM mould and a gridded top zone are to be prepared for plant  to complete a trial cast for the first week in December (or sooner).If this is successful major spares will be required to convert a further four moulds and four top zones.

Stephen Shepherd, Business Manager – Steel said “The timescale is very challenging, but our customer is relying on us”.

 

Workington Apprentices make the SKILLWELD 2014 final

August 2014

Jamie Hayton and Jamie Robinson have received official notification that they have made it into the SKILLWELD 2014 final.

The top 10 scorers out of the seven regional finals that were held throughout the UK will now compete against each other in November this year at the Birmingham NEC. The event will be held over three days and involve 19 hours of welding.

Test objects at the final will include a Low Carbon Steel Fabrication involving multi-process and various joint configurations, a Stainless Steel Pipe Butt Joint (DC TIG) an Aluminium Fabrication with fully penetrated Butt Welds in varying positions, and two Butt Joints in Low Carbon using two welding processes and subject to radiographic inspection.

Competitors taking part in the SKILLWELD 2014 final may be invited to join those being developed for WorldSkills International.

 

2 year contract signed for Port Talbot Refurb  Works

August 2014

Craig Scott, TSP Managing Director, has signed a contract for delivery of refurb work to Port Talbot for the next 2 years. Refurb works include the moulds, top zones and benders for Caster 1,2 & 3.

Craig also met Hridayeshwar Jha, Hub Director Strip Products UK, and agreed to forge a closer relationship  with his operations and  workshop teams to improve  their caster operation.

“Signing this contract is great news for our business” commented Craig. “And working more closely with Strip Products will result in further  design, manufacture and project management opportunities for  TSP which will be invaluable in helping us achieve the efficiency  improvements we are currently pursuing”

 

Amco Appoint Tata Steel Projects as lead Designer on the Scotland North East Building and Civils Framework

July 2014

In the drive for efficiencies and collaborative working, Network Rail continue to award substantial programmes of work to a reduced number of key contractors. Utilising established relationships built  up over a number of years, we were requested by Amco to support them in their competitive tender of Package 3 bridge works on the Scotland, North East Buildings and Civils framework.

Amco have now been awarded this package of works and they have appointed Tata Steel Projects as Lead Designer for 70No bridges over the initial 3 years of the 3 + 2 + 1 year contract. Our works comprise Grip 3 to GRIP 8 design for deck reconstruction, strengthening or refurbishment. The project gives a long term baseload and provides the opportunity to grow for a number of disciplines including bridges, track, survey and geotechnics, with fees approaching £1m per year.

 

Her Majesty the Queen opens the redeveloped Reading Station

July 2014

Used by nearly 20 million passengers a year, Reading station is one of the busiest rail hubs in Britain. As lead designer on the project, we've helped transform the station in the last five years as part of a £895m project to rebuild the railway around Reading which will remove one of the worst bottlenecks on the network, improving reliability and increasing capacity so more trains can run.

The bigger, better station – completed a year ahead of schedule and within budget – now has two entrances, 15 platforms including five new platforms, new retail facilities and a new passenger bridge three times the size of the original footbridge.

All platforms have new lifts, escalators and canopies making the station more accessible, lighter and brighter and better able to accommodate the growing number of passengers. By 2030, a forecasted 30 million people will use the station each year.

The Queen met key members of the engineering team behind the project and unveiled a plaque marking the official opening of the new and improved station. Her Majesty was also joined by more than 100 railway workers involved in the construction for a photograph to mark the occasion. Greg Collingridge Moore, Andy Craven and Dave Warrior were part of this special group photo.

Keith Moverley, TSP Programme Director for Reading Station commented "This has been a tremendous project for Tata and for it to be opened by Her Majesty the Queen is the culmination of all the hard work undertaken by the team over the last five years". 

The official opening of Reading station is a significant milestone in the Reading Station Area Redevelopment Programme, with the overall set of enhancement works – including a new viaduct to the west of the station which will cut delays and increase capacity so more trains can run in future – set to complete in spring 2015, also a year earlier than originally planned.

The Reading station area redevelopment programme is part of the government’s £7.2bn investment to upgrade and modernise the Great Western route, which includes electrification of the line from London to Bristol (including Newbury and Oxford) by 2016 and to Cardiff by 2017.

Much of the electrification work will be carried out by a specially designed engineering train – a 23-vehicle factory on wheels – which will enable Network Rail to work without closing the line to trains. As part of her visit, The Queen named the engineering train Brunel, after Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the engineer who built the Great Western main line.

 

Network Rail award another major contract to THJV

July 2014

The introduction of electrification to the Great Western Mainline (GWML) from mid-2016 onwards will see the introduction of new Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) rolling stock. This rolling stock will play a key role in the development of the 2019 timetable which aims to provide a step change in train service frequency, reductions in journey times and provision of seats.

THJV have successfully tendered to complete a GRIP 3 AiP study outlining all works required to introduce EMUs at each identified platform within the Thames Valley. These works will involve platform extensions to enable 4/8/12 car EMU operations and alterations to on-platform lighting, CCTV, PIS and DOO equipment. We are also to complete an assessment and outline design of new stop boards at all identified Thames Valley EMU platforms and a GRIP 3 AiP study for 10 car IEP platform extension at Bristol Temple Meads platforms 13 and 15.

This work will be delivered by the end of 2014 and is an important success in building our presence in the South West.

 

TSP Supports Leeds RERF Community Project

July 2014

The area of Leeds that we are constructing the RERF plant is a poor area with high unemployment and significant social problems. An aspiration of the site team was to provide a positive contribution to the local community. Our client, Clugston’s, proposed the idea to offer the site catering to a local charity, St Georges Crypt, who are a city resource for the homeless and disadvantaged and vulnerable people within Leeds. In order to support this venture TSP have provided financial support for the canteen facility to get established. The canteen opened on site end of June and it provides the hot and cold food for the site operatives. The charity generates an income from this and it also provides employment for the local area along with training and work experience for those in the local community struggling to get work.

Steve Davis, Design Manager, said  'It's good to know that the Leeds RERF project is making a significant contribution to the local community, and most notably providing employment opportunities for disadvantaged people within Leeds. Community engagement is an important part of the success of the project itself. The facility is to be CEEQUAL and BREEAM 'Excellent' rated, and both schemes give recognition to developments which demonstrate a commitment to the local community.

I'm proud that TSP's contribution as gold sponsor of St. George's Crypt is beneficial both in terms of providing local job opportunities for those who may not otherwise be given a chance, and also that we're directly contributing to the sustainable development credentials of the project.'

  

THJV have been awarded the Oxford Corridor Capacity Improvement scheme Contract

June 2014

Oxford Station is a vital gateway to Oxford however it is in need of significant upgrading, both in terms of operational performance and passenger provision. The £3M commission is to carry out full Approval in Principal for all disciplines (except electrification which is part of another commission in the area) and has been split into two phases. The majority of the work will be undertaken by Tata Steel Projects

Phase 1, June 2014 to Sept 2014

Works associated with East West Rail, facilitation of GWEP, Sidings work associated with introduction of EMUs and IEP, speed raising elements North of the Station, S&C associated with bi-di (and upgraded) signalling between Didcot North & Tackley, and re-modelling of the Oxford Station North Ladder S&C.

Phase 2, Sept 2014 to May 2015

Additional Down through platform at Oxford Station, widening and deepening of Botley Road bridge, facilitation of future East West Rail services on new routes and ‘Electric Spine’ opportunities, and Level Crossing improvements to balance the enhanced overall ‘system risk’ associated with the above works.

Niall McCreanor, TSP Director, commented "Oxford is a key strategic priority for TSP to build on our reputation in Western following our successful delivery of Reading Station and other enhancement schemes in the region. We are delighted to be part of Network Rail’s plans for significant investment in Western and Wales and we see this win as another springboard to establishing a significant TSP presence for the longer term in the region."

 

Congratulations to our apprentices who have reached the UK Skill Weld National Finals

June 2014

Jamie Hayton and Jamie Robinson participated in the UK Skill Weld regional final on 4th June at Motherwell, New Lanarkshire College.

There were 12 entries in this final of which Jamie Hayton scored 207 and Jamie Robinson scored 205 out of a possible 240 points.  These impressive scores secured them first and second place far ahead of the rest with third place being a score of 130. The top 10 scorers out of the seven regional finals that were held throughout the UK will secure a place in the UK final in November this year at the Birmingham  NEC.  The event will be held over three days and involve 19 hours of welding. The last time Tata Steel Projects won the UK Skill Weld final was by Gary Dixon in 1992.

 

York Cycle Challenge

June 2014

Tata Steel Projects is participating in the 2014 York Cycle Challenge - a fun competition to encourage us to experience first hand the joys and benefits of riding a bike. It’s all about participation – which workplaces can get the most people to ride a bike for just 10 minutes or more?

York businesses will compete against each other to see who can get the most staff to ride a bike between 16th June to 6th July. It’s not about who can cycle the most miles, but who can encourage the most people to give cycling a go. Last year we finished 2nd in our category so this year we are aiming to beat that.

 

Kids of Steel

June 2014

Tata Steel and British Triathlon have brought back the Tata kids of Steel series for the eight successive year. Tata Kids of Steel Triathlon Event aims to encourage children to adopt a healthier lifestyle through sport and exercise, working in partnership with local communities. We had 500 young people from 15 schools participate in the Workington event.

 

TSP awarded Geddington Road Bridge Strengthening D&B Contract

May 2014

Tata Steel and Northamptonshire County Council are investing approximately three quarters of a million pounds to strengthen  the Geddington Road Bridge at Corby. The scheme will facilitate the removal of the current weight restriction on the bridge and allow the highway to be open again to all traffic. TSP have been awarded the design and build contract to carry out the works for Tata Steel.

Acting as Principal Contractor, our works involve the strengthening to the walls to the underside of the bridge (which has two rail lines serving the Tata Site) together with the provision of a new concrete slab and associated works over the existing insitu slab. The works also require the closing of Geddington Road and provision of traffic management for diversion of the traffic.

Ian Pashley, Project Manager, said 'We're really pleased to be awarded these works. We have been working closely with Tata Steel to develop this scheme and by doing so we have a greater understanding of the challenges faced on this project, also ensuring our solution matches our clients needs.'

Works are programmed to start on site on the 8th August 2014 aiming to be complete for early November 2014

 

Apprentices receive Celebrating Youth Award in recognition of their Silver Duke of Edinburgh Achievement

April 2014

Workington apprentices who achieved their Silver Duke of Edinburgh have received a Celebrating Youth Award for their efforts. Conor McCaslin, Aaron Pollard, Matthew Lloyd, Jamie Hayton and Paul Murray were nominated for a Celebrating Youth Award by Richard Wilson from Cumbria Youth Alliance for raising over £800 for Help for Heroes, as part of their Silver Duke of Edinburgh. They received a Certificate of Achievement and £100 at a awards ceremony on Thursday 27th March. The achievers were presented with their Silver Duke of Edinburgh certificates by Richard Wilson and Craig Scott, Tata Steel Projects MD.

Well done on these fantastic achievements

 

Tata Steel Projects Shortlisted in 2014 Structural Steel Design Awards

April 2014

Tata Steel Projects has been shortlisted in the 2014 Structural Steel Design Awards for our works on the transfer deck structure at Reading Station.

The objective of the Structural Steel Design Awards is to celebrate the excellence of the United Kingdom in the field of steel construction, particularly demonstrating its potential in terms of efficiency, cost effectiveness, aesthetics, sustainability and innovation. As Structural Engineer on the project responsible for the overall design of the structure, our entry highlights some of the innovations we put in place and constraints we had to overcome to successfully deliver this piece of work.

For more information on the awards, and to view previous years winners, visit: http://www.tatasteelconstruction.com/en/news_and_events/awards/structural_steel_design_award/

The winner of the awards will be announced on 8th July.

 

TSP Workington has received thanks from BAE Systems

March 2014

Following a number of discussions with senior BAE Systems supply chain, projects and engineering staff, their Supply Chain Director has formally recognised Tata Steel Projects' efforts in supporting the client through challenging times.

Their Supply Chain Director has sent a letter of thanks stating:

"In a collaborative effort with Tata Steel Projects we have been able to reduce our lead time with the delivery of Boat 6 Main Coolant Pump Raft now forecasted for 28th June 2014. I understand that this has been possible by Tata Steel Projects arranging to work a three shift system covering 24 hours per day and also introducing weekend working. I would like to express my thanks to all at Tata Steel Projects involved in this accelerated programme."

 

5-8 Segment for Tata Steel Scunthorpe Works

13 Mar 2014

Following a time gap of some 20 years Tata Steel Projects in Workington have been engaged by Scunthorpe works to manufacture, test and deliver two new slab caster segments. The team at Scunthorpe undertook a strategic review of slab caster segments and identified some vulnerability in the cycling and availability of the 5-8 segments.

Once this shortfall had been identified, Scunthorpe approached TSP to manufacture two units, with the emphasis on keeping the manufacture in house, issuing free issue materials to keep the cost down and adding value by the excellent close working relationship that was already in place.

On Monday 9th December 2013 the first of the two new 40 tonne slab caster segments was dispatched from Workington.

The manufacturing of the segments involved close customer liaison, equipment procurement, sophisticated fabrication, machining, accurate assembly and comprehensive testing. The team at Workington are proud that these complex high value strategically important steel making assets continue to be entrusted to ourselves and look forward to supporting our production plants going forward.

Improvement Engineer, Martin Scollay said “ We have installed (5-8) Segment No. 11 into the machine (Strand 5 Position 7) and barring some minor adjustments the installation went without issue. We are pleased with both the equipment and the collaborative approach to this project”.

The second unit, Segment No.12 has recently been delivered and is currently being prepared for installation.

 

Tata Steel Projects wins 2014 Smeaton Award

12 Mar 2014

Tata Steel Projects has won the prestigious Institution of Civil Engineers Yorkshire and Humber Smeaton Award for Reading Station Area Redevelopment.

Named after the first Briton to call himself a civil engineer, Yorkshire-born John Smeaton’s best known project was the Eddystone Lighthouse, off Plymouth. The Smeaton Award recognises outstanding work by civil engineers on a project outside the region and we were awarded the 2014 award for our work on Reading Station.

We were presented with the award by the President of the Institution, Geoff French, at a Gala Dinner held at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate on Friday 7 March.

To meet current needs for passengers and freight, and to prepare for future growth, Network Rail has begun an £850m redevelopment of the Reading Station area. Tata Steel Projects' part in the project was to design five new platforms and canopies, one platform extension, a ‘transfer deck’ connecting all of the old and new platforms and two new structures allowing access to the station from the north and south.

Speaking on behalf of the judging panel, Damian Kilburn said “This was a well-planned and executed scheme which scored highly across the range of criteria. Challenges faced by the multi-disciplinary project team included the successful jacking of the 30m wide transfer deck to tight tolerances across the live railway to link the existing and new platforms. The judges were impressed with the high quality of design which had to allow for the added difficulties posed by the need for the contractor to work in a busy station”.

 

ICE Yorkshire & Humber award Tata Steel Projects' Luke Chamberlain 'New Ambassador' of 2013

10 Mar 2014

Congratulations to Luke. He has been awarded the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) Yorkshire & Humber New Ambassador of 2013.

The ICE reviewed all activities that have been carried out by the new ambassadors and Luke's contribution stood out. Throughout the year, Luke has represented Tata Steel Projects, attending careers fairs and ICE events to promote engineering as a career and also our capabilities as a company.

Luke attended the ICE Dinner Dance on Friday 7th March where he was presented with his certificate. 

Well done Luke!

 

Tata Steel Projects Provide Innovative Modular System at Castle Bar Station

10 Mar 2014

We've installed many platforms using the lightweight platform system where every component can be man handled into position, this is fantastic for worksites which are particularly difficult to access. Recently; we have also completed some significant platforms (West Drayton, Energlyn, Peterborough) using the 6-Bay system where the 7.32m units are lifted in by cranes or RRVS which is great where the ground conditions make piling inevitable.

However; what to do where you need to pile but need a lightweight system? The answer is a 3-Bay solution. We have developed a system which is designed to be built-up on-site but spans 3.66m between small diameter piling.

The first installation has occurred at Castle Bar Station where a life expired concrete trestle platform is being replaced by a Tata Steel Projects 3-Bay platform on FLI piles.

 

Tata Steel Projects' Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Chris Brown, Reaches Final in the Young Geotechnical Engineer Category in the Ground Engineering Awards 2014

10 Mar 2014

Congratulations to Chris Brown. He is a finalist in the Young Geotechnical Engineer category in the Ground Engineering Awards 2014.

The awards received a huge number of entries, all to a very high standard so being a finalist is a fantastic achievement and is a great opportunity to showcase the talents and hard work completed by Chris and Tata Steel Projects.

Although not the winner, Chris was highly commended for his work

Well done Chris!

 

Workington apprentice Jamie Hayton takes first place

25 Feb 2014

A team of young Welders from Lakes College, Workington have returned from the north east coast where they joined another team from South Tyneside College to prepare for The Great North Welding Challenge.

As there is an estimated shortfall of 20,000 welders in the UK there is a major skills gap which needs to be addressed.  This is of particular importance in West Cumbria with the potential development of a Nuclear Power Station in the area.  Nuclear Engineering is a major part of the West Cumbrian employment market which also consumes many of the highly skilled welders in the UK.  These skills are also vital to the continued growth of the UK economy.

The event was supported by both colleges and sponsored by Avalon Skills Ltd.  Phil Neave, Director of Learning and Development at Lakes College says,

"Apprentices must be stretched and challenged so this is a great opportunity for learners new to welding to demonstrate the skills they have achieved and for more experienced ones to hone their competition performance."

Lesley Renwick, Head of General Engineering and Future Technologies at South Tyneside College hopes to visit Lakes College for the second leg of the Coast to Coast Welding Challenge later in the year,

“It was fantastic to welcome colleagues from Lakes College for the very first Coast to Coast Welding Challenge. The students learned a valuable lesson in producing high standard welds in a fixed timescale, enduring the kinds of pressure that they may be under in an industrial environment.”

South Tyneside College and the region have a great history of training and developing Apprentices in welding and fabrication skills.

Apprentices from West Cumbria have brought home invaluable experience and opportunities to enhance skills. Jamie Hayton, 24 apprentice at Lakes College and employed by Tata Steel in Workington, brought home first prize in the advanced level and is now preparing to compete for a place in the SkillWeld National Final to be held at The Skills Show NEC Birmingham in Nov 2014.  Fellow apprentices Peter McKendrick, 19 and Richard Cowan, 18 also came home victorious with 1st and 2nd place respectively in the intermediate level competition.

 

Tata Steel Projects join Royal Academy of Engineering Training Programme

23 Jan 2014

A Technician Secondment Programme was launched earlier this year, funded by The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 and managed by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng).

As the UK’s national academy for engineering, RAEng brings together the country’s most eminent engineers from all disciplines to promote excellence in the science, art and practice of engineering.

The training programme is a pilot scheme, designed to explore how secondment or technician exchange could be utilised to provide professional development opportunities for technicians working in science, engineering and technology (SET) and to add value to participating organisations. It is generally recognised that employees can develop greater skills and confidence when given an opportunity to work outside their normal workplace: motivation, loyalty and trust are all enhanced. 

Organisations already taking part as hosts and developing their secondments include Alstom, IBM, Laing O’Rourke, Rolls-Royce, National Grid, Network Rail and Tata Steel Projects with several others at the planning stage.

 

Another Solar Ground Mount Contract Awarded

03 Jan 2014

Building on our success, we have secured another large scale Solar Ground Mount design and supply contract. The project is also in the South West of England and further develops our relationship with our client and installer, JPCS.

The frames are manufactured by Tata Steel to our design, with the Steel being produced in Port Talbot, rolled in Newport, galvanised in Shotton before final manufacturing in Llanwern.

 

Feniton Platform Extension is completed

03 Jan 2014

Our Modular team is going strong and has reached another milestone by completing our 90th platform, a short extension at Feniton (near Exeter). This project was awarded on the back of our excellent work on the new platform at Templecombe Station where we were Principal Contractor for the GRIP 5 to 8 works.

Works at Feniton Station included survey, design, environmental study, demolition, foundation and platform construction incorporating surfacing and lighting. Along the way we even rescued a couple of Slow Worms from the worksite!

  

Track Team awarded 'Silver Status' in Network Rail Route to Gold

03 Jan 2014

We are pleased to announce that our track team have now been awarded 'Silver Status' as part of the Network Rail Route to Gold process. This has been achieved due to the hard work of all the team through collaboration with Network Rail DPE's.

Network Rail instituted the Route to Gold supplier assessment process to promote more efficient use of engineering resources by increasing collaboration between Network Rail and suppliers and reducing Network Rail’s time reviewing supplier work.

Silver status shows that we have demonstrated consistently high quality in our technical deliverables as well as willingness to work collaboratively with Network Rail to achieve excellent client results.

We also have Silver status in Building and Civils discipline and Electrification and Plant discipline.

  

2013


Tata Steel Projects awareded Crossrail STAR Awards

09 Dec 2013

The Western and Wales STAR awards scheme has been established to recognise and reward work sites and compounds that achieve high levels of health, safety and environmental risk control. Aiming for star award status helps teams set up their worksites to a best practice standard.

The initiative is constructed around a framework of 6 key elements:

  • Public Consideration
  • Supervision and Management
  • Environment
  • Safety
  • Housekeeping and Integrite
  • Site Specific activities

The STAR assessment is a collaborative approach between Network Rail and those Principal Contractors working within the programme. The joint assessment is undertaken by both Network Rail and the contractor’s senior management.

Both our platform extension sites at Langley and West Drayton were awarded STAR assessment awards.

 

Energlyn & Churchill Parkway Station nears completion

04 Dec 2013

Due for opening on the 16th December, Tata Steel Projects have been putting the finishing touches to the new Energlyn & Churchill Parkway Station platforms.

The station is located on the Cardiff to Rhymney line (the location for several platform extensions by TSP over the years), between Aber and Llanbradach stations. The locals have been promised a station on this site for many years. TSP were first involved in the development during the GRIP 4 stage where we provided details of the platforms for the Form A design.

The platforms were tricky to build due to the fact they overhang (on one side) a very steep embankment and therefore a heavy concrete system or infill system was not preferred. TSP used the 6-bay system which bolted directly onto driven tubular piles to get over this issue. The worksite also overlooked residential properties but our design allowed a method of working with minimised the potential for disruption to locals.

The platforms were installed very quickly with the basic frames going in over 1no weekend.

 

Platforms power ahead at Peterborough Station

20 Nov 2013

Work is continuing at Peterborough Station to construct the new Platform 3. As well as producing the overall platform and station design, we have already installed extensions to Platforms 2, 4 and 5. However; the new 270m long platform 3 has always been a tricky proposition for Main Contractor Carillion, as it is adjacent to the Up Fast and trains pass through at speeds greater than 100mph and there are very few possession opportunities available.

Due to a change in the access arrangements, we changed the platform design to 6-bay units similar to those used at West Drayton Station for Crossrail. These units are brought in by Road Railers and lifted into place during short night-time possessions.

The 6-bay units are fabricated in the North West and then further pre-fitting work is carried out in the sidings prior to delivery to the worksite. This revised design and methodology has enabled weeks to be saved on the programme for this platform and more importantly enabled the work to be carried out in a controlled and safe manner.

 

Best Practice - Picking the Slows

05 Nov 2013

Works at Feniton Station on the platform extension could have been severely delayed as we approached reptile hibernation period.

Ecology surveys were undertaken at GRIP stage 5 and identified a high potential for reptiles in the proposed worksite. Due to the small size of the area affected, reptile exclusion activities were inappropriate so following Best Practice, a Tata Steel Projects ecologist was present on site during the enabling works to undertake a watching brief during the destruction of habitat features likely to be used by reptiles.

Three slow worms and a lizard were found on site and the reptile habitat was safely removed to prevent return.

 

Helping Heroes Earns Silver for Apprentices

05 Nov 2013

The apprentices decided to enhance their expedition experience by adding a sponsorship element, turning their trek into a fundraising adventure raising money for the “Help for Heroes” charity. In the week prior to their expedition they raised more than £1,000 in donations from colleagues.

Their 30 mile trek took place over three days beginning at Bassenthwaite with camping at Castlerigg in Keswick and Chapel House Farm in Borrowdale and reaching their final destination at Ennerdale. The completion of the expedition is the culmination of 12 months of volunteering work, skills development and physical activities and sees all five earn their Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award.


Richard Wilson from Cumbria Youth Alliance, the Operating Authority, has trained the group and worked with the Training Officers at Tata Steel Projects in this pilot project of the award in the business.

 

Success Story - Tata Steel Projects awarded contract for large scale solar farm in South West England

05 Nov 2013

Tata Steel Projects has been awarded a contract for the supply of its Solar Ground Mount System 

The client, JPCS, are a highly respected installer of ground mount systems and have a significant number of similar projects that they are competing for at this time and they have selected Tata Steel Projects based not only on price but also our high level of support and our track record with them. 

One could say that this order represents the culmination of several months work developing the old Solar Ground Mount System into a simple, installer friendly cost effective solution. This has been achieved by close cooperation between ourselves, TSCP, Tata Energy & Power and the extended supply chain (internal and external) and represents what Tata "can do".

 

Tata Steel Projects joins National Skills Academy Nuclear Manufacturing

30 Oct 2013

By engaging with the Skills Academy, alongside the Nuclear AMRC’s civil nuclear Sharing in Growth programme, we are demonstrating a long-term commitment to investing in the widescale development of its people and processes in step with the growth in the UK’s nuclear decommissioning and new build programmes.

Bill Clark, Director, Tata Steel Projects said, “We are keen to build upon over 50 years of experience in the nuclear sector. Working with both the Nuclear AMRC and the Skills Academy in order to strengthen our capabilities will be key to our growth in the sector.”

Dawn Vinall, Business Development Manager, The National Skills Academy Nuclear Manufacturing said, “We are delighted to welcome Tata Steel Projects in to membership, and we are looking forward to supporting them with their workforce development programmes.”

 

Brooke Place Solar Park Completion

19 Aug 2013

Tata Steel Projects completed the design and supply of a Solar Framing system for a 50kW scheme at Brooke Place in Sussex. The proprietary system initially designed by Tata Steel Research & Development Team but refined by Tata Steel Projects will be soon launched onto the UK market with Europe and the rest of the work to follow shortly after.

Contacts and locations

 

York

Our head office is located in York city centre, just ten minutes walk from York Station which has access to the countries main rail connections.

The York office houses the company’s directors and main commercial and support teams as well as being the hub for the consultancy business.

The consultancy is made up of several engineering discipline teams, most of which work together on projects that require the expertise of several disciplines. Our engineering design teams are divided into the following disciplines:

  • Buildings and Architecture
  • Bridges and Infrastructure
  • Electrification
  • Geo-Environmental Services
  • Level Crossings
  • Mechanical and Electrical
  • Site Services
  • Track

 

Tata Steel Projects

Meridian House
The Crescent
York YO24 1AW
United Kingdom

T:  + 44 (0) 1904 454600
F:  + 44 (0) 1904 454601
E:  tatasteelprojects@tatasteel.com

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Birmingham, Manchester and Reading

We have design offices in Birmingham, Manchester and Reading that provide multidisciplinary design services to a wide range of sectors, including:

  

Tata Steel Projects - Birmingham Office

Alpha Tower
Suffolk St
Birmingham B1 1TT
United Kingdom

T:  +44 (0) 121 2421240
F:  +44 (0) 121 2464664
E:  tatasteelprojects@tatasteel.com

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Tata Steel Projects - Manchester Office

Fairbairn Buildings
70-72 Sackville St
Manchester M1 3NJ
United Kingdom

T:  +44 (0) 161 2422990
F:  +44 (0) 161 2422999
E:  tatasteelprojects@tatasteel.com

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Tata Steel Projects - Reading Office

Office 2.14
Dukesbridge House
23 Dukes St
Reading RG1 4SA
United Kingdom

T:  08434 878 776
E:  tatasteelprojects@tatasteel.com


 

Workington

The Workington site is one of the largest engineering facilities in the UK. Comprising 19,200 square metres of workshop capacity, 2 x 5 metre deep manufacturing pits and a maximum lifting capability of 130 tonnes.

Our workshop provides Fabrication (welding and plate rolling), Heat Treatment, Machining (CNC and conventional milling/turning), Shot Blasting and Painting, Assembly (pipe-work systems and pit facilities) and Testing (pressure, flow, radiography, ultrasonic, magnetic and dye penetrant)

 

 Products:
Copper Foundry Products - Tuyeres and Tuyere Coolers, Python Copper Staves, Cooling  Plates, Oxygen Lance Nozzles
Specialist Technologies - Castcoat, Envirolube, Mould Thermal Monitoring (MTM), Bath Agitation
Control Panels - Motor Control Centres, Programmable Logic Controller, I/O Control Cabinets, Instrument panels, Operator Control Stations

 

 Services

 Sectors

 Multi-disciplined design Study

 Steelmaking

 Manufacture  Nuclear
 Installation and commissioning  Defence and Security
 Refurbishment  Manufacturing and Industrial
 Test rig facilities  Oil and Gas

 

Tata Steel Projects
Workington Office

Curwen Road
Derwent Howe
Workington
Cumbria CA14 3YX
United Kingdom

T:  +44 (0)1900 68000
F:  +44 (0)1900 601111
E:  tsp@tatasteel.com

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Tata Steel Projects
Workington Foundry

Moorclose Road
Salterbeck Trading Estate
Workington Road
Cumbria CA14 5DY
United Kingdom

T:  +44 (0)1900 68000
F:  +44 (0)1946 834137
E:  tsp@tatasteel.com

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Overview

Overview

Tata Steel Projects is a multi-disciplinary solutions business with extensive engineering capabilities, a substantial portfolio of projects and a leading capability in delivering innovative solutions. With offices in York, Birmingham, Manchester and Reading and manufacturing facilities in Workington, we are  responsible for designing, manufacturing and constructing major infrastructure projects in the UK.

We serve many different and demanding market sectors including transportation, defence & security, energy & power, construction, nuclear and industrial. Working in partnership with our clients, we deliver high quality, innovative and responsive solutions to meet individual requirements whilst building on collaborative relationships that create success.

We are a multi-disciplinary solutions business that provides a full range of services, from consultancy, design and engineering to manufacture, installation and onsite project management. We have a portfolio of award winning work, projects include the redevelopment of King’s Cross Station, Reading Station Area Redevelopment, Thameslink Programme, Energy from Waste (EfW) facilities, manufacture of nuclear waste transport containers and manufacture of water tight doors for Astute Class Submarine Boats.

Our customers range from central Government to major developers, contractors, manufacturers and other blue chip companies. Examples include Network Rail, Carillion, Morgan Sindall, Clugston, Lagan Construction, BAE Systems, Rolls Royce, HM Government and Sellafield Ltd. The Tata Steel Projects' team includes engineers, architects, planners, project managers and project engineers with expertise and experience in a range of sectors.

Our consultancy business is made up of several engineering discipline teams that work together on projects which require the expertise of several disciplines. Our Workington site is one of the largest engineering facilities in the UK. Comprising 19,200 square metres of workshop capacity, 2 x 5 metre deep manufacturing pits and a maximum lifting capability of 130 tonnes. Our workshop provides Fabrication (welding and plate rolling), Heat Treatment, Machining (CNC and conventional milling/turning), Shot Blasting and Painting, Assembly (pipe-work systems and pit facilities) and Testing (pressure, flow, radiography, ultrasonic, magnetic and dye penetrant).

 

Health and Safety

Health and Safety is embedded in our culture. At Tata Steel Projects, we take pride in our positive safety ethos. As engineers, manufacturers and contractors we are committed to influencing safety and mitigating risk. We do not compromise when it comes to health and safety.  We believe that all our activities can be undertaken safely and any accident is one too many. We are committed to our goal of ensuring zero harm to our employees, our contractors and the communities in which we operate. This is integral to our business process.

We have well established polices and systems in place to manage and monitor health and safety performance. We are proud that we continue to be certified to BS OHAS 18:001 across our design consultancy offices and our manufacturing facilities.

 

Sustainability

Tata Steel Projects is committed to achieving and where possible going beyond best practice with regard to environmental, social and economic performance. We believe in investing in sustainable design solutions in order to improve working and living environments through design, construction, operation and decommissioning. As an engineering consultancy in the modern world, we recognise that we have important responsibilities to a wide variety of stakeholders. To help ensure a good quality of life, for all, both now and for generations to come, we need to balance our economic prosperity and social progress with care for our people and our planet. We operate in a way that is safe for our people and respectful to the environment. We behave responsibly and with care towards the communities surrounding and impacted by our operations. Respecting and safeguarding the environment is a fundamental principle held by all Tata Group companies. We seek not only to protect but also to enhance heritage, habitats and other environmental features where possible. We passionately believe in engaging with staff, stakeholders and the wider community to deliver true economic and environmental sustainability through the education of and investment in our workforce and improvement of our facilities.

 

Our People

As a large design engineering consultancy, its our peoples talent and commitment that make us a leading service provider. Our design and engineering specialists are involved in some of the UK’s most transformational projects and our expertise is drawn from the distinctive skills of our people.

We have over 600 highly experienced employees. Our people come from all over the world, and are experts in a variety of disciplines - permanent way, civil engineering, mechanical and electrical engineering, architecture, planning, project management, CAD, and all the tasks required to create multidisciplinary designs for major infrastructure projects.

In addition, our manufacturing site teams’ many years of engineering, manufacturing and fabrication experience guarantee that we will employ exacting standards of quality and deliver excellent levels of service. We draw on the talents of our team of experts to provide innovative solutions for our clients. We are committed to investing in our people and provide an open, supportive and collaborative working environment to enable all our staff to achieve their full potential. We are a lively mix of apprentices, graduates and senior staff, each with our own contribution to make.

Supporting our approach are our values which guide the way we work with each other and our clients and partners. Tata Steel Projects is part of the Tata Group, whose core values are known by the 395,000 employees throughout the world who live and work by them.

Awards

Awards

Tata Steel Projects commitment to setting the highest standards has been recognised by numerous awards.

 

British Construction Industry Awards 2014

Suffolk Energy from Waste Facility was shortlisted in the BCI Awards for the BIM Project Application Award. The award was for exemplar projects in the UK that support the Governments strategy that by 2016, all public projects use a BIM system during design and construction phases. By being shortlisted we were recognised as a company who is leading the field in embracing this new technology across the supply chain and demonstrating innovative and forward thinking use of BIM techniques.

 

Tata Steel Projects Shortlisted in 2014 Structural Steel Design Awards

Tata Steel Projects was shortlisted in the 2014 Structural Steel Design Awards for our works on the transfer deck structure at Reading Station.

The objective of the Structural Steel Design Awards is to celebrate the excellence of the United Kingdom in the field of steel construction, particularly demonstrating its potential in terms of efficiency, cost effectiveness, aesthetics, sustainability and innovation. As Structural Engineer on the project responsible for the overall design of the structure, our entry highlights some of the innovations we put in place and constraints we had to overcome to successfully deliver this piece of work.

For more information on the awards, and to view previous years winners, visit: http://www.tatasteelconstruction.com/en/news_and_events/awards/structural_steel_design_award/

 

Institution of Civil Engineers Yorkshire and Humber Region Smeaton Award 2014

Tata Steel Projects has won the prestigious Institution of Civil Engineers Yorkshire and Humber Smeaton Award for Reading Station Area Redevelopment.

Named after the first Briton to call himself a civil engineer, Yorkshire-born John Smeaton’s best known project was the Eddystone Lighthouse, off Plymouth. The Smeaton Award recognises outstanding work by civil engineers on a project outside the region and we were awarded the 2014 award for our work on Reading Station.

We were presented with the award by the President of the Institution, Geoff French, at a Gala Dinner held at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate on Friday 7 March 2014.

To meet current needs for passengers and freight, and to prepare for future growth, Network Rail has begun an £850m redevelopment of the Reading Station area. Tata Steel Projects' part in the project was to design five new platforms and canopies, one platform extension, a ‘transfer deck’ connecting all of the old and new platforms and two new structures allowing access to the station from the north and south.

Speaking on behalf of the judging panel, Damian Kilburn said “This was a well-planned and executed scheme which scored highly across the range of criteria. Challenges faced by the multi-disciplinary project team included the successful jacking of the 30m wide transfer deck to tight tolerances across the live railway to link the existing and new platforms. The judges were impressed with the high quality of design which had to allow for the added difficulties posed by the need for the contractor to work in a busy station”.

This is the 2nd time Tata Steel Projects have won this award. In 2012, our work on the King's Cross Redevelopment Programme won us this same award.

 

UK Rail Awards 2014

Tata Steel Projects were shortlisted for the Cost Base Reduction Category for our works on Templecombe Station.

This category was open to any organisation operating in or supplying to the UK rail industry that could demonstrate that it has reduced its cost base and/or has supplied a solution that has been integral to the cost base reduction of the end user / client.

Appointed as Principal Contractor for the Templecombe Station new platform works, in just 16 weeks we designed and constructed a new platform in the disused trackbed adjacent to the disused platform which created significant savings.

There were a staggering 239 entries submitted across the 18 categories. Although not the winner, our work was highly commended.

 

Crossrail STAR Awards

The Western and Wales STAR awards scheme has been established to recognise and reward work sites and compounds that achieve high levels of health, safety and environmental risk control. Aiming for star award status helps teams set up their worksites to a best practice standard.

The initiative is constructed around a framework of 6 key elements:

  • Public Consideration
  • Supervision and Management
  • Environment
  • Safety
  • Housekeeping and Integrity
  • Site Specific activities

The STAR assessment is a collaborative approach between Network Rail and those Principal Contractors working within the programme. The joint assessment is undertaken by both Network Rail and the contractor’s senior management.

Both our platform extension sites at Langley and West Drayton were awarded STAR assessment awards

 

BECBC 2012 Business Award Winners

Tata Steel’s Projects business in Workington managed to scoop two prestigious awards from the Britain’s Energy Coast Business Cluster.

With a packed auditorium of over 200 VIP guests at Energus, including representatives of Cumbrian businesses of all scopes and scales, against stiff competition Tata Steel won awards in the categories of ‘Commitment to West Cumbria’ and ‘Large business of the year’.

“The awards attracted a diverse entry from across the BECBC membership,” said BECBC Chairman, Sean Balmer. “We had categories celebrating innovation, excellence in health and safety and sustainability as well as commitment to West Cumbria, people and skills development and entrepreneurship so the awards are a recognition of the different contributions that successful businesses make to the area.”

 The judges announced Tata Steel Projects as 'Large Business of the Year' as a result of showing:-

  • An excellent record of staff training and development.
  • Strong leadership with the ability to drive the business forward.
  • A strong commitment to the health and well-being of their staff
  • A demonstrable commitment to customers.
  • Environmental awareness and a commitment to the community.
  • Innovation and ambition.
  • A noticeable involvement of all the staff in the success of the business.
  • Evidence that the current strategy is delivering sustainable growth and increasing job creation.
  • The business being a standard bearer for success in Cumbria.


The judges announced Tata Steel Projects as winner of the award for 'Commitment to West Cumbria' as a result of the:-

  • Investment in our facility,
  • Investment in our people
  • Recruitment of apprentices and technical trainees
  • Commitment to the area - our successful open day last year when many local students had the opportunity to visit our manufacturing facility, the Kids of Steel triathlon event,  the support we give to local events such as the Maritime Festival
  • The personal support our people give to the local community including fire service, lifeboat, public service.


Managing Director, Tata Steel Projects, Craig Scott, said "We should all take pride in winning these awards – they are the result of our great people doing great things. Well done and thank you to everyone who contributed to this success."

http://www.ice.org.uk/News-Public-Affairs/ICE-News/Yorkshire-Humber-Award-Winners-2012-Announced

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2014

Tata Steel Projects' Track Discipline Awarded Gold in Network Rail 'Route to Gold' Programme

November 2014

Tata Steel Projects’ Track team has been awarded ‘Gold’ status in Network Rail’s ‘Route to Gold’ programme. This award recognises the skill and professionalism of our track designers and their consistent delivery of high quality design submissions. 

Network Rail’s ‘Route to Gold’ awards recognise both the technical excellence and collaborative behaviour of their suppliers.  Using the ‘Route to Gold’ process Network Rail aims to improve cost and time efficiency and ensure the production of high quality engineering deliverables, by recognising and supporting the expertise of its best suppliers.  Awards are based on the quantity and type of comments received on engineering submissions and on a demonstrable commitment to collaboration with Network Rail and continuous quality improvement.

Dave White, Associate Director, commented, 'The efforts of the team in achieving Gold is remarkable. Everyone has shown an attention to detail and drive to succeed which has helped this company to become an industry leader in providing Permanent Way solutions. All team members have embraced collaboration which has been instrumental in achieving this award.'

 

NDA Estate Supply Chain Event 2014

November 2014

The countdown to Europe’s largest nuclear supply chain event is now under way. More than 1,000 delegates have so far registered to attend the NDA Estate Supply Chain Event 2014 in Manchester, on 6 November, and all 260 exhibition spaces are taken.

Among the exhibitors will be at least 40 of the estate’s largest Tier 2 contractors. A full list of all companies attending is available on the event website.

Tata Steel Projects will be exhibiting on Stand 77

The showcase event, organised jointly by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and its Site Licence Companies (SLCs) is now in its fourth year, with a mission to increase the visibility of opportunities for existing supply chain companies as well as newcomers to the decommissioning sector, focusing in particular on Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

Ron Gorham, the NDA’s Head of Supply Chain Optimisation and SME Champion, said the event had trebled in size since it was first launched and was now the largest of its kind in Europe.

"The day is tailored to meet the aspirations of businesses at all levels of the supply chain, and encourage new suppliers to get involved. We are very conscious that the supply chain is vital to our mission, and we wish to ensure it remains healthy and dynamic" he added.

 

Network Rail appoints THJV for London Rail junction Upgrades

October 2014

Network Rail has awarded THJV venture a contract to upgrade the Angerstein and Charlton interchange in south east London.

The work includes the completion of GRIP 2 and GRIP 3 works - carrying out feasibility studies and option selection.

THJV will deliver site surveys and condition reports, investigate the remodelling opportunities for Charlton and Angerstein junctions, the renewal of signalling facilities and rationalisation of the current telecoms and signalling power supplies.

The Angerstein Wharf area feeds into some of the capital’s major freight lines, running from the Thames Estuary to Charlton and plays a strategic role in the movement of aggregates into and out of London for some of the city’s largest infrastructure projects.

Commenting on the contract, Keith Moverley, THJV Project Director, said: “This is an important contract win for the THJV. The Angerstein area is strategically important for both commuters and the rail freight industry and is one of the main arteries into the city for carrying aggregates around London. Our work upgrading this important route will help improve services and future proof the line for years to come.”

 

Certification received at Workington

September 2014

Following an audit from The Welding Institute (TWI) in June, we have now received official certification from the International Institute of Welding, that TSP has satisfied the requirements of the IIW for Manufacturer Certification Scheme for the Management of Quality in Welding, ISO 3834 Part 2.

Under the TWI Certification Ltd. Welding Fabricator Certification Scheme, Tata Steel Projects has been assessed in accordance with the rules of the scheme and control of welding operations involved in the manufacture of:- General and specialist fabrication, welding and heat treatment of process plant and equipment for steel, nuclear, defence and security, oil, gas and power generation industries.

Adherence to this standard is now a requirement for all nuclear industry fabricating.

 

Final Dispatch of items for Queen Anne Casthouse

September 2014

On Wednesday 17 September we made the final despatch of items (Iron Spouts) to Tata Steel Scunthorpe Site for the Queen Anne Project. The work has been undertaken over 15 months in our workshop and we have fabricated a total of 148 items.

The Scunthorpe Site are looking to relight the first tap hole at the end of this month. The aim of the Queen Anne project is protect the integrity of the furnace and provide a campaign life of over and above 12 years, increasing reliability and securing operations for the future.

The project manager would like to thank all those involved for their hard work under challenging circumstances.

Another landmark…

The last expansion rail for VTS Track Technology (Cogifer) was machined and despatched from TSP on 21 July.

This work initially started as a trial on the Asquith machine back in February 2001 before moving to trials on the Butler and Wadkin 3. Our techniques in pressing developed in parallel with our jig design to ensure a machine, press and despatch technique that our competitors struggled to emulate. This work led on to the production of transition rails and check rails also for Cogifer.

 

Success as Standard

September 2014

On Saturday night (13/09/14) TSP's Geotechnical department successfully carried out ground investigation works on the Oxford project within an eight hour possession. The team set a challenging programme of works which included 14 Cone Penetration Tests and 14 Automatic Ballast Samples over a 1000m length of track. The shift was a success and the targets achieved through careful planning and coordination between TSP's site services department, project team and geotechnical staff.

The work was carried out within a joint TSP and Morgan Sindall possession. TSP would like thank Morgan Sindall's Engineering Supervisor, who despite a busy night for them (250 tonne crane on site to lift sheet piles across all four tracks) enabled TSP to get on track and past the crane works in time to start our work.

 

Leeds RERF - One of the UK's largest timber frame structures!

September 2014

On Tuesday 2nd September, at Leeds Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility (RERF) the first of several braced pairs of timber frames (each weighing 19 tons) were lifted into position to create the arch on the building. This operation will dramatically change the profile of the building structure as well as creating an impressive addition to the Leeds skyline. Once completed the building will become the largest ever timber structure of its type to be built in the UK!

The finished building incorporates a huge 42 metre high timber arch frame manufactured using Glulam laminated timber - one of the most sustainable building and construction materials available.

Anyone who has driven past the project on the A63 at Pontefract Lane can see that construction is progressing well, with the current height of the structure up to 29 metres.

Tata Steel Projects have been working with contractor, Clugston and other subcontractors to achieve this milestone. The frames (literally) couldn't stand up without Principal Engineer, John White's hard work on co-ordination for stability and bracing, nor without the very difficult HD bolt negotiations!!

Clugston Construction project manager Tony Wing said: "We have progressed at the facility in Leeds as expected. Everyone who is working on site is proud to be part of such an exciting project that will provide so many benefits to the Leeds community."

Well done to all those involved with the project on achievement of this milestone

 

New order secured from SSI

September 2014

TSP Workington have secured an order to design, manufacture and convert a single mould and top zone to enable SSI to cast a new section size. Work has already commenced in securing the long-lead copper end plates and initial design associated with this.

A WAM mould and a gridded top zone are to be prepared for plant  to complete a trial cast for the first week in December (or sooner).If this is successful major spares will be required to convert a further four moulds and four top zones.

Stephen Shepherd, Business Manager – Steel said “The timescale is very challenging, but our customer is relying on us”.

 

Workington Apprentices make the SKILLWELD 2014 final

August 2014

Jamie Hayton and Jamie Robinson have received official notification that they have made it into the SKILLWELD 2014 final.

The top 10 scorers out of the seven regional finals that were held throughout the UK will now compete against each other in November this year at the Birmingham NEC. The event will be held over three days and involve 19 hours of welding.

Test objects at the final will include a Low Carbon Steel Fabrication involving multi-process and various joint configurations, a Stainless Steel Pipe Butt Joint (DC TIG) an Aluminium Fabrication with fully penetrated Butt Welds in varying positions, and two Butt Joints in Low Carbon using two welding processes and subject to radiographic inspection.

Competitors taking part in the SKILLWELD 2014 final may be invited to join those being developed for WorldSkills International.

 

2 year contract signed for Port Talbot Refurb  Works

August 2014

Craig Scott, TSP Managing Director, has signed a contract for delivery of refurb work to Port Talbot for the next 2 years. Refurb works include the moulds, top zones and benders for Caster 1,2 & 3.

Craig also met Hridayeshwar Jha, Hub Director Strip Products UK, and agreed to forge a closer relationship  with his operations and  workshop teams to improve  their caster operation.

“Signing this contract is great news for our business” commented Craig. “And working more closely with Strip Products will result in further  design, manufacture and project management opportunities for  TSP which will be invaluable in helping us achieve the efficiency  improvements we are currently pursuing”

 

Amco Appoint Tata Steel Projects as lead Designer on the Scotland North East Building and Civils Framework

July 2014

In the drive for efficiencies and collaborative working, Network Rail continue to award substantial programmes of work to a reduced number of key contractors. Utilising established relationships built  up over a number of years, we were requested by Amco to support them in their competitive tender of Package 3 bridge works on the Scotland, North East Buildings and Civils framework.

Amco have now been awarded this package of works and they have appointed Tata Steel Projects as Lead Designer for 70No bridges over the initial 3 years of the 3 + 2 + 1 year contract. Our works comprise Grip 3 to GRIP 8 design for deck reconstruction, strengthening or refurbishment. The project gives a long term baseload and provides the opportunity to grow for a number of disciplines including bridges, track, survey and geotechnics, with fees approaching £1m per year.

 

Her Majesty the Queen opens the redeveloped Reading Station

July 2014

Used by nearly 20 million passengers a year, Reading station is one of the busiest rail hubs in Britain. As lead designer on the project, we've helped transform the station in the last five years as part of a £895m project to rebuild the railway around Reading which will remove one of the worst bottlenecks on the network, improving reliability and increasing capacity so more trains can run.

The bigger, better station – completed a year ahead of schedule and within budget – now has two entrances, 15 platforms including five new platforms, new retail facilities and a new passenger bridge three times the size of the original footbridge.

All platforms have new lifts, escalators and canopies making the station more accessible, lighter and brighter and better able to accommodate the growing number of passengers. By 2030, a forecasted 30 million people will use the station each year.

The Queen met key members of the engineering team behind the project and unveiled a plaque marking the official opening of the new and improved station. Her Majesty was also joined by more than 100 railway workers involved in the construction for a photograph to mark the occasion. Greg Collingridge Moore, Andy Craven and Dave Warrior were part of this special group photo.

Keith Moverley, TSP Programme Director for Reading Station commented "This has been a tremendous project for Tata and for it to be opened by Her Majesty the Queen is the culmination of all the hard work undertaken by the team over the last five years". 

The official opening of Reading station is a significant milestone in the Reading Station Area Redevelopment Programme, with the overall set of enhancement works – including a new viaduct to the west of the station which will cut delays and increase capacity so more trains can run in future – set to complete in spring 2015, also a year earlier than originally planned.

The Reading station area redevelopment programme is part of the government’s £7.2bn investment to upgrade and modernise the Great Western route, which includes electrification of the line from London to Bristol (including Newbury and Oxford) by 2016 and to Cardiff by 2017.

Much of the electrification work will be carried out by a specially designed engineering train – a 23-vehicle factory on wheels – which will enable Network Rail to work without closing the line to trains. As part of her visit, The Queen named the engineering train Brunel, after Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the engineer who built the Great Western main line.

 

Network Rail award another major contract to THJV

July 2014

The introduction of electrification to the Great Western Mainline (GWML) from mid-2016 onwards will see the introduction of new Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) rolling stock. This rolling stock will play a key role in the development of the 2019 timetable which aims to provide a step change in train service frequency, reductions in journey times and provision of seats.

THJV have successfully tendered to complete a GRIP 3 AiP study outlining all works required to introduce EMUs at each identified platform within the Thames Valley. These works will involve platform extensions to enable 4/8/12 car EMU operations and alterations to on-platform lighting, CCTV, PIS and DOO equipment. We are also to complete an assessment and outline design of new stop boards at all identified Thames Valley EMU platforms and a GRIP 3 AiP study for 10 car IEP platform extension at Bristol Temple Meads platforms 13 and 15.

This work will be delivered by the end of 2014 and is an important success in building our presence in the South West.

 

TSP Supports Leeds RERF Community Project

July 2014

The area of Leeds that we are constructing the RERF plant is a poor area with high unemployment and significant social problems. An aspiration of the site team was to provide a positive contribution to the local community. Our client, Clugston’s, proposed the idea to offer the site catering to a local charity, St Georges Crypt, who are a city resource for the homeless and disadvantaged and vulnerable people within Leeds. In order to support this venture TSP have provided financial support for the canteen facility to get established. The canteen opened on site end of June and it provides the hot and cold food for the site operatives. The charity generates an income from this and it also provides employment for the local area along with training and work experience for those in the local community struggling to get work.

Steve Davis, Design Manager, said  'It's good to know that the Leeds RERF project is making a significant contribution to the local community, and most notably providing employment opportunities for disadvantaged people within Leeds. Community engagement is an important part of the success of the project itself. The facility is to be CEEQUAL and BREEAM 'Excellent' rated, and both schemes give recognition to developments which demonstrate a commitment to the local community.

I'm proud that TSP's contribution as gold sponsor of St. George's Crypt is beneficial both in terms of providing local job opportunities for those who may not otherwise be given a chance, and also that we're directly contributing to the sustainable development credentials of the project.'

  

THJV have been awarded the Oxford Corridor Capacity Improvement scheme Contract

June 2014

Oxford Station is a vital gateway to Oxford however it is in need of significant upgrading, both in terms of operational performance and passenger provision. The £3M commission is to carry out full Approval in Principal for all disciplines (except electrification which is part of another commission in the area) and has been split into two phases. The majority of the work will be undertaken by Tata Steel Projects

Phase 1, June 2014 to Sept 2014

Works associated with East West Rail, facilitation of GWEP, Sidings work associated with introduction of EMUs and IEP, speed raising elements North of the Station, S&C associated with bi-di (and upgraded) signalling between Didcot North & Tackley, and re-modelling of the Oxford Station North Ladder S&C.

Phase 2, Sept 2014 to May 2015

Additional Down through platform at Oxford Station, widening and deepening of Botley Road bridge, facilitation of future East West Rail services on new routes and ‘Electric Spine’ opportunities, and Level Crossing improvements to balance the enhanced overall ‘system risk’ associated with the above works.

Niall McCreanor, TSP Director, commented "Oxford is a key strategic priority for TSP to build on our reputation in Western following our successful delivery of Reading Station and other enhancement schemes in the region. We are delighted to be part of Network Rail’s plans for significant investment in Western and Wales and we see this win as another springboard to establishing a significant TSP presence for the longer term in the region."

 

Congratulations to our apprentices who have reached the UK Skill Weld National Finals

June 2014

Jamie Hayton and Jamie Robinson participated in the UK Skill Weld regional final on 4th June at Motherwell, New Lanarkshire College.

There were 12 entries in this final of which Jamie Hayton scored 207 and Jamie Robinson scored 205 out of a possible 240 points.  These impressive scores secured them first and second place far ahead of the rest with third place being a score of 130. The top 10 scorers out of the seven regional finals that were held throughout the UK will secure a place in the UK final in November this year at the Birmingham  NEC.  The event will be held over three days and involve 19 hours of welding. The last time Tata Steel Projects won the UK Skill Weld final was by Gary Dixon in 1992.

 

York Cycle Challenge

June 2014

Tata Steel Projects is participating in the 2014 York Cycle Challenge - a fun competition to encourage us to experience first hand the joys and benefits of riding a bike. It’s all about participation – which workplaces can get the most people to ride a bike for just 10 minutes or more?

York businesses will compete against each other to see who can get the most staff to ride a bike between 16th June to 6th July. It’s not about who can cycle the most miles, but who can encourage the most people to give cycling a go. Last year we finished 2nd in our category so this year we are aiming to beat that.

 

Kids of Steel

June 2014

Tata Steel and British Triathlon have brought back the Tata kids of Steel series for the eight successive year. Tata Kids of Steel Triathlon Event aims to encourage children to adopt a healthier lifestyle through sport and exercise, working in partnership with local communities. We had 500 young people from 15 schools participate in the Workington event.

 

TSP awarded Geddington Road Bridge Strengthening D&B Contract

May 2014

Tata Steel and Northamptonshire County Council are investing approximately three quarters of a million pounds to strengthen  the Geddington Road Bridge at Corby. The scheme will facilitate the removal of the current weight restriction on the bridge and allow the highway to be open again to all traffic. TSP have been awarded the design and build contract to carry out the works for Tata Steel.

Acting as Principal Contractor, our works involve the strengthening to the walls to the underside of the bridge (which has two rail lines serving the Tata Site) together with the provision of a new concrete slab and associated works over the existing insitu slab. The works also require the closing of Geddington Road and provision of traffic management for diversion of the traffic.

Ian Pashley, Project Manager, said 'We're really pleased to be awarded these works. We have been working closely with Tata Steel to develop this scheme and by doing so we have a greater understanding of the challenges faced on this project, also ensuring our solution matches our clients needs.'

Works are programmed to start on site on the 8th August 2014 aiming to be complete for early November 2014

 

Apprentices receive Celebrating Youth Award in recognition of their Silver Duke of Edinburgh Achievement

April 2014

Workington apprentices who achieved their Silver Duke of Edinburgh have received a Celebrating Youth Award for their efforts. Conor McCaslin, Aaron Pollard, Matthew Lloyd, Jamie Hayton and Paul Murray were nominated for a Celebrating Youth Award by Richard Wilson from Cumbria Youth Alliance for raising over £800 for Help for Heroes, as part of their Silver Duke of Edinburgh. They received a Certificate of Achievement and £100 at a awards ceremony on Thursday 27th March. The achievers were presented with their Silver Duke of Edinburgh certificates by Richard Wilson and Craig Scott, Tata Steel Projects MD.

Well done on these fantastic achievements

 

Tata Steel Projects Shortlisted in 2014 Structural Steel Design Awards

April 2014

Tata Steel Projects has been shortlisted in the 2014 Structural Steel Design Awards for our works on the transfer deck structure at Reading Station.

The objective of the Structural Steel Design Awards is to celebrate the excellence of the United Kingdom in the field of steel construction, particularly demonstrating its potential in terms of efficiency, cost effectiveness, aesthetics, sustainability and innovation. As Structural Engineer on the project responsible for the overall design of the structure, our entry highlights some of the innovations we put in place and constraints we had to overcome to successfully deliver this piece of work.

For more information on the awards, and to view previous years winners, visit: http://www.tatasteelconstruction.com/en/news_and_events/awards/structural_steel_design_award/

The winner of the awards will be announced on 8th July.

 

TSP Workington has received thanks from BAE Systems

March 2014

Following a number of discussions with senior BAE Systems supply chain, projects and engineering staff, their Supply Chain Director has formally recognised Tata Steel Projects' efforts in supporting the client through challenging times.

Their Supply Chain Director has sent a letter of thanks stating:

"In a collaborative effort with Tata Steel Projects we have been able to reduce our lead time with the delivery of Boat 6 Main Coolant Pump Raft now forecasted for 28th June 2014. I understand that this has been possible by Tata Steel Projects arranging to work a three shift system covering 24 hours per day and also introducing weekend working. I would like to express my thanks to all at Tata Steel Projects involved in this accelerated programme."

 

5-8 Segment for Tata Steel Scunthorpe Works

13 Mar 2014

Following a time gap of some 20 years Tata Steel Projects in Workington have been engaged by Scunthorpe works to manufacture, test and deliver two new slab caster segments. The team at Scunthorpe undertook a strategic review of slab caster segments and identified some vulnerability in the cycling and availability of the 5-8 segments.

Once this shortfall had been identified, Scunthorpe approached TSP to manufacture two units, with the emphasis on keeping the manufacture in house, issuing free issue materials to keep the cost down and adding value by the excellent close working relationship that was already in place.

On Monday 9th December 2013 the first of the two new 40 tonne slab caster segments was dispatched from Workington.

The manufacturing of the segments involved close customer liaison, equipment procurement, sophisticated fabrication, machining, accurate assembly and comprehensive testing. The team at Workington are proud that these complex high value strategically important steel making assets continue to be entrusted to ourselves and look forward to supporting our production plants going forward.

Improvement Engineer, Martin Scollay said “ We have installed (5-8) Segment No. 11 into the machine (Strand 5 Position 7) and barring some minor adjustments the installation went without issue. We are pleased with both the equipment and the collaborative approach to this project”.

The second unit, Segment No.12 has recently been delivered and is currently being prepared for installation.

 

Tata Steel Projects wins 2014 Smeaton Award

12 Mar 2014

Tata Steel Projects has won the prestigious Institution of Civil Engineers Yorkshire and Humber Smeaton Award for Reading Station Area Redevelopment.

Named after the first Briton to call himself a civil engineer, Yorkshire-born John Smeaton’s best known project was the Eddystone Lighthouse, off Plymouth. The Smeaton Award recognises outstanding work by civil engineers on a project outside the region and we were awarded the 2014 award for our work on Reading Station.

We were presented with the award by the President of the Institution, Geoff French, at a Gala Dinner held at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate on Friday 7 March.

To meet current needs for passengers and freight, and to prepare for future growth, Network Rail has begun an £850m redevelopment of the Reading Station area. Tata Steel Projects' part in the project was to design five new platforms and canopies, one platform extension, a ‘transfer deck’ connecting all of the old and new platforms and two new structures allowing access to the station from the north and south.

Speaking on behalf of the judging panel, Damian Kilburn said “This was a well-planned and executed scheme which scored highly across the range of criteria. Challenges faced by the multi-disciplinary project team included the successful jacking of the 30m wide transfer deck to tight tolerances across the live railway to link the existing and new platforms. The judges were impressed with the high quality of design which had to allow for the added difficulties posed by the need for the contractor to work in a busy station”.

 

ICE Yorkshire & Humber award Tata Steel Projects' Luke Chamberlain 'New Ambassador' of 2013

10 Mar 2014

Congratulations to Luke. He has been awarded the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) Yorkshire & Humber New Ambassador of 2013.

The ICE reviewed all activities that have been carried out by the new ambassadors and Luke's contribution stood out. Throughout the year, Luke has represented Tata Steel Projects, attending careers fairs and ICE events to promote engineering as a career and also our capabilities as a company.

Luke attended the ICE Dinner Dance on Friday 7th March where he was presented with his certificate. 

Well done Luke!

 

Tata Steel Projects Provide Innovative Modular System at Castle Bar Station

10 Mar 2014

We've installed many platforms using the lightweight platform system where every component can be man handled into position, this is fantastic for worksites which are particularly difficult to access. Recently; we have also completed some significant platforms (West Drayton, Energlyn, Peterborough) using the 6-Bay system where the 7.32m units are lifted in by cranes or RRVS which is great where the ground conditions make piling inevitable.

However; what to do where you need to pile but need a lightweight system? The answer is a 3-Bay solution. We have developed a system which is designed to be built-up on-site but spans 3.66m between small diameter piling.

The first installation has occurred at Castle Bar Station where a life expired concrete trestle platform is being replaced by a Tata Steel Projects 3-Bay platform on FLI piles.

 

Tata Steel Projects' Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Chris Brown, Reaches Final in the Young Geotechnical Engineer Category in the Ground Engineering Awards 2014

10 Mar 2014

Congratulations to Chris Brown. He is a finalist in the Young Geotechnical Engineer category in the Ground Engineering Awards 2014.

The awards received a huge number of entries, all to a very high standard so being a finalist is a fantastic achievement and is a great opportunity to showcase the talents and hard work completed by Chris and Tata Steel Projects.

Although not the winner, Chris was highly commended for his work

Well done Chris!

 

Workington apprentice Jamie Hayton takes first place

25 Feb 2014

A team of young Welders from Lakes College, Workington have returned from the north east coast where they joined another team from South Tyneside College to prepare for The Great North Welding Challenge.

As there is an estimated shortfall of 20,000 welders in the UK there is a major skills gap which needs to be addressed.  This is of particular importance in West Cumbria with the potential development of a Nuclear Power Station in the area.  Nuclear Engineering is a major part of the West Cumbrian employment market which also consumes many of the highly skilled welders in the UK.  These skills are also vital to the continued growth of the UK economy.

The event was supported by both colleges and sponsored by Avalon Skills Ltd.  Phil Neave, Director of Learning and Development at Lakes College says,

"Apprentices must be stretched and challenged so this is a great opportunity for learners new to welding to demonstrate the skills they have achieved and for more experienced ones to hone their competition performance."

Lesley Renwick, Head of General Engineering and Future Technologies at South Tyneside College hopes to visit Lakes College for the second leg of the Coast to Coast Welding Challenge later in the year,

“It was fantastic to welcome colleagues from Lakes College for the very first Coast to Coast Welding Challenge. The students learned a valuable lesson in producing high standard welds in a fixed timescale, enduring the kinds of pressure that they may be under in an industrial environment.”

South Tyneside College and the region have a great history of training and developing Apprentices in welding and fabrication skills.

Apprentices from West Cumbria have brought home invaluable experience and opportunities to enhance skills. Jamie Hayton, 24 apprentice at Lakes College and employed by Tata Steel in Workington, brought home first prize in the advanced level and is now preparing to compete for a place in the SkillWeld National Final to be held at The Skills Show NEC Birmingham in Nov 2014.  Fellow apprentices Peter McKendrick, 19 and Richard Cowan, 18 also came home victorious with 1st and 2nd place respectively in the intermediate level competition.

 

Tata Steel Projects join Royal Academy of Engineering Training Programme

23 Jan 2014

A Technician Secondment Programme was launched earlier this year, funded by The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 and managed by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng).

As the UK’s national academy for engineering, RAEng brings together the country’s most eminent engineers from all disciplines to promote excellence in the science, art and practice of engineering.

The training programme is a pilot scheme, designed to explore how secondment or technician exchange could be utilised to provide professional development opportunities for technicians working in science, engineering and technology (SET) and to add value to participating organisations. It is generally recognised that employees can develop greater skills and confidence when given an opportunity to work outside their normal workplace: motivation, loyalty and trust are all enhanced. 

Organisations already taking part as hosts and developing their secondments include Alstom, IBM, Laing O’Rourke, Rolls-Royce, National Grid, Network Rail and Tata Steel Projects with several others at the planning stage.

 

Another Solar Ground Mount Contract Awarded

03 Jan 2014

Building on our success, we have secured another large scale Solar Ground Mount design and supply contract. The project is also in the South West of England and further develops our relationship with our client and installer, JPCS.

The frames are manufactured by Tata Steel to our design, with the Steel being produced in Port Talbot, rolled in Newport, galvanised in Shotton before final manufacturing in Llanwern.

 

Feniton Platform Extension is completed

03 Jan 2014

Our Modular team is going strong and has reached another milestone by completing our 90th platform, a short extension at Feniton (near Exeter). This project was awarded on the back of our excellent work on the new platform at Templecombe Station where we were Principal Contractor for the GRIP 5 to 8 works.

Works at Feniton Station included survey, design, environmental study, demolition, foundation and platform construction incorporating surfacing and lighting. Along the way we even rescued a couple of Slow Worms from the worksite!

  

Track Team awarded 'Silver Status' in Network Rail Route to Gold

03 Jan 2014

We are pleased to announce that our track team have now been awarded 'Silver Status' as part of the Network Rail Route to Gold process. This has been achieved due to the hard work of all the team through collaboration with Network Rail DPE's.

Network Rail instituted the Route to Gold supplier assessment process to promote more efficient use of engineering resources by increasing collaboration between Network Rail and suppliers and reducing Network Rail’s time reviewing supplier work.

Silver status shows that we have demonstrated consistently high quality in our technical deliverables as well as willingness to work collaboratively with Network Rail to achieve excellent client results.

We also have Silver status in Building and Civils discipline and Electrification and Plant discipline.

  

2013


Tata Steel Projects awareded Crossrail STAR Awards

09 Dec 2013

The Western and Wales STAR awards scheme has been established to recognise and reward work sites and compounds that achieve high levels of health, safety and environmental risk control. Aiming for star award status helps teams set up their worksites to a best practice standard.

The initiative is constructed around a framework of 6 key elements:

  • Public Consideration
  • Supervision and Management
  • Environment
  • Safety
  • Housekeeping and Integrite
  • Site Specific activities

The STAR assessment is a collaborative approach between Network Rail and those Principal Contractors working within the programme. The joint assessment is undertaken by both Network Rail and the contractor’s senior management.

Both our platform extension sites at Langley and West Drayton were awarded STAR assessment awards.

 

Energlyn & Churchill Parkway Station nears completion

04 Dec 2013

Due for opening on the 16th December, Tata Steel Projects have been putting the finishing touches to the new Energlyn & Churchill Parkway Station platforms.

The station is located on the Cardiff to Rhymney line (the location for several platform extensions by TSP over the years), between Aber and Llanbradach stations. The locals have been promised a station on this site for many years. TSP were first involved in the development during the GRIP 4 stage where we provided details of the platforms for the Form A design.

The platforms were tricky to build due to the fact they overhang (on one side) a very steep embankment and therefore a heavy concrete system or infill system was not preferred. TSP used the 6-bay system which bolted directly onto driven tubular piles to get over this issue. The worksite also overlooked residential properties but our design allowed a method of working with minimised the potential for disruption to locals.

The platforms were installed very quickly with the basic frames going in over 1no weekend.

 

Platforms power ahead at Peterborough Station

20 Nov 2013

Work is continuing at Peterborough Station to construct the new Platform 3. As well as producing the overall platform and station design, we have already installed extensions to Platforms 2, 4 and 5. However; the new 270m long platform 3 has always been a tricky proposition for Main Contractor Carillion, as it is adjacent to the Up Fast and trains pass through at speeds greater than 100mph and there are very few possession opportunities available.

Due to a change in the access arrangements, we changed the platform design to 6-bay units similar to those used at West Drayton Station for Crossrail. These units are brought in by Road Railers and lifted into place during short night-time possessions.

The 6-bay units are fabricated in the North West and then further pre-fitting work is carried out in the sidings prior to delivery to the worksite. This revised design and methodology has enabled weeks to be saved on the programme for this platform and more importantly enabled the work to be carried out in a controlled and safe manner.

 

Best Practice - Picking the Slows

05 Nov 2013

Works at Feniton Station on the platform extension could have been severely delayed as we approached reptile hibernation period.

Ecology surveys were undertaken at GRIP stage 5 and identified a high potential for reptiles in the proposed worksite. Due to the small size of the area affected, reptile exclusion activities were inappropriate so following Best Practice, a Tata Steel Projects ecologist was present on site during the enabling works to undertake a watching brief during the destruction of habitat features likely to be used by reptiles.

Three slow worms and a lizard were found on site and the reptile habitat was safely removed to prevent return.

 

Helping Heroes Earns Silver for Apprentices

05 Nov 2013

The apprentices decided to enhance their expedition experience by adding a sponsorship element, turning their trek into a fundraising adventure raising money for the “Help for Heroes” charity. In the week prior to their expedition they raised more than £1,000 in donations from colleagues.

Their 30 mile trek took place over three days beginning at Bassenthwaite with camping at Castlerigg in Keswick and Chapel House Farm in Borrowdale and reaching their final destination at Ennerdale. The completion of the expedition is the culmination of 12 months of volunteering work, skills development and physical activities and sees all five earn their Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award.


Richard Wilson from Cumbria Youth Alliance, the Operating Authority, has trained the group and worked with the Training Officers at Tata Steel Projects in this pilot project of the award in the business.

 

Success Story - Tata Steel Projects awarded contract for large scale solar farm in South West England

05 Nov 2013

Tata Steel Projects has been awarded a contract for the supply of its Solar Ground Mount System 

The client, JPCS, are a highly respected installer of ground mount systems and have a significant number of similar projects that they are competing for at this time and they have selected Tata Steel Projects based not only on price but also our high level of support and our track record with them. 

One could say that this order represents the culmination of several months work developing the old Solar Ground Mount System into a simple, installer friendly cost effective solution. This has been achieved by close cooperation between ourselves, TSCP, Tata Energy & Power and the extended supply chain (internal and external) and represents what Tata "can do".

 

Tata Steel Projects joins National Skills Academy Nuclear Manufacturing

30 Oct 2013

By engaging with the Skills Academy, alongside the Nuclear AMRC’s civil nuclear Sharing in Growth programme, we are demonstrating a long-term commitment to investing in the widescale development of its people and processes in step with the growth in the UK’s nuclear decommissioning and new build programmes.

Bill Clark, Director, Tata Steel Projects said, “We are keen to build upon over 50 years of experience in the nuclear sector. Working with both the Nuclear AMRC and the Skills Academy in order to strengthen our capabilities will be key to our growth in the sector.”

Dawn Vinall, Business Development Manager, The National Skills Academy Nuclear Manufacturing said, “We are delighted to welcome Tata Steel Projects in to membership, and we are looking forward to supporting them with their workforce development programmes.”

 

Brooke Place Solar Park Completion

19 Aug 2013

Tata Steel Projects completed the design and supply of a Solar Framing system for a 50kW scheme at Brooke Place in Sussex. The proprietary system initially designed by Tata Steel Research & Development Team but refined by Tata Steel Projects will be soon launched onto the UK market with Europe and the rest of the work to follow shortly after.

Contacts and locations

Contacts and locations

 

York

Our head office is located in York city centre, just ten minutes walk from York Station which has access to the countries main rail connections.

The York office houses the company’s directors and main commercial and support teams as well as being the hub for the consultancy business.

The consultancy is made up of several engineering discipline teams, most of which work together on projects that require the expertise of several disciplines. Our engineering design teams are divided into the following disciplines:

  • Buildings and Architecture
  • Bridges and Infrastructure
  • Electrification
  • Geo-Environmental Services
  • Level Crossings
  • Mechanical and Electrical
  • Site Services
  • Track

 

Tata Steel Projects

Meridian House
The Crescent
York YO24 1AW
United Kingdom

T:  + 44 (0) 1904 454600
F:  + 44 (0) 1904 454601
E:  tatasteelprojects@tatasteel.com

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Birmingham, Manchester and Reading

We have design offices in Birmingham, Manchester and Reading that provide multidisciplinary design services to a wide range of sectors, including:

  

Tata Steel Projects - Birmingham Office

Alpha Tower
Suffolk St
Birmingham B1 1TT
United Kingdom

T:  +44 (0) 121 2421240
F:  +44 (0) 121 2464664
E:  tatasteelprojects@tatasteel.com

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Tata Steel Projects - Manchester Office

Fairbairn Buildings
70-72 Sackville St
Manchester M1 3NJ
United Kingdom

T:  +44 (0) 161 2422990
F:  +44 (0) 161 2422999
E:  tatasteelprojects@tatasteel.com

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Tata Steel Projects - Reading Office

Office 2.14
Dukesbridge House
23 Dukes St
Reading RG1 4SA
United Kingdom

T:  08434 878 776
E:  tatasteelprojects@tatasteel.com


 

Workington

The Workington site is one of the largest engineering facilities in the UK. Comprising 19,200 square metres of workshop capacity, 2 x 5 metre deep manufacturing pits and a maximum lifting capability of 130 tonnes.

Our workshop provides Fabrication (welding and plate rolling), Heat Treatment, Machining (CNC and conventional milling/turning), Shot Blasting and Painting, Assembly (pipe-work systems and pit facilities) and Testing (pressure, flow, radiography, ultrasonic, magnetic and dye penetrant)

 

 Products:
Copper Foundry Products - Tuyeres and Tuyere Coolers, Python Copper Staves, Cooling  Plates, Oxygen Lance Nozzles
Specialist Technologies - Castcoat, Envirolube, Mould Thermal Monitoring (MTM), Bath Agitation
Control Panels - Motor Control Centres, Programmable Logic Controller, I/O Control Cabinets, Instrument panels, Operator Control Stations

 

 Services

 Sectors

 Multi-disciplined design Study

 Steelmaking

 Manufacture  Nuclear
 Installation and commissioning  Defence and Security
 Refurbishment  Manufacturing and Industrial
 Test rig facilities  Oil and Gas

 

Tata Steel Projects
Workington Office

Curwen Road
Derwent Howe
Workington
Cumbria CA14 3YX
United Kingdom

T:  +44 (0)1900 68000
F:  +44 (0)1900 601111
E:  tsp@tatasteel.com

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Tata Steel Projects
Workington Foundry

Moorclose Road
Salterbeck Trading Estate
Workington Road
Cumbria CA14 5DY
United Kingdom

T:  +44 (0)1900 68000
F:  +44 (0)1946 834137
E:  tsp@tatasteel.com

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