Yorkshire Laser playing its part to power the nation

Date: 17/08/2015

Yorkshire Laser is helping to power the nation thanks to a contract to supply sturdy work benches at the new Ferrybridge Multifuel 1 power station.  When main contractors, Ferrybridge Multifuel Energy Ltd needed tough workbenches for the development of its new plant their first choice was Yorkshire Laser and Fabrication Ltd.

1Ferrybridge Maintenance technician, Jamie Bell contacted Yorkshire Laser confident that as a manufacturer of bespoke metal fabrication we could help him out.  He had a basic idea of what he wanted, but our skilled designers were able to take his brief, interpret it and create a full set of drawings for his approval.

Work on the new £300million Ferrybridge Multifuel1  plant at Ferrybridge ‘C’ near Knottingley in West Yorkshire  is well underway, but as with all projects the detail is the most important part of the finished product.  A joint venture between SSE PLC & Wheelabrator Technologies Inc, eventually it will supply power across Yorkshire.

A key part of the design process that we offer every customer is technical advice and support built up over more than 30 years in engineering. It is what makes the difference between and good and great end product.

2Once the design  process was completed and Jamie was happy with it our skilled engineers set to creating the tables.  First the heavy angle section was cut to size and mitred on the saws, then the angle was drilled to accept the hinges and locks for the cupboard door. Next the plate required to make the bench tops, shelves and cupboards was profiled on the lasers before being pressed on the brake presses.

This sort of project  demand multi talented teams and at YLF we have skills for all engineering jobs.

Our fabricators Colin and his young apprentice, Josh,  fabricated the benches together, carefully inspecting that the dimensions and tolerances on the drawings were met as well as checking for squareness across the assembly. Next came the welding stage which saw the whole bench MIG welded together, the joints of the bench being designed in such a way as to minimise the amount of linishing required to finish the bench after welding. Lastly there was a trial fit of the doors and locks before the whole assembly was shipped off to the powder coaters for painting.

3The finished benches returned to YLF a week later where they were thoroughly inspected again and had the doors and locks fitted before being wrapped back up ready for delivery. The customer was over the moon with his made to measure products and really enjoyed seeing the process of his sketches and ideas become a reality, ‘The whole process has been much easier than I imagined with Yorkshire Laser guiding me through the process from start to finish, as soon as I spoke to them I knew that they would be the best choice, agreeing all the parts against the detailed drawings meant that I was always confident that we would get just exactly what we wanted. Yorkshire Lasers friendly and helpful attitude throughout the process also helped to make it an all-round enjoyable experience.’

Do you need some bespoke metal products? Contact Yorkshire Laser to see how we can help you make your imagination a reality.