Bridge Wins £6M Gasholder Contracts For Brazil and Italy
Leading engineering group Motherwell Bridge has secured two major
contracts worth a total value of £6m to upgrade steelworks in Brazil
Motherwell Bridge will modernise and refurbish three blast furnace
gasholders at steel plants in Sao Paulo, Brazil and Taranto, Italy.
Both contracts are expected to be completed by August 2000.
Brazilian contract is for the Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (CSN)
iron and steelworks in Sao Paulo and involves the modernisation
of two blast furnace gasholders with a capacity of 55,000m³ and
In Italy, Motherwell Bridge will refurbish a 75,000m³ gasholder
for Riva Acciaio spa at its ILVA steelworks site in Taranto.
Design and project management of the contracts will be carried out
by Motherwell Bridge’s Engineering Division, which will also supervise
fabrication and construction by local companies on site.
Archie Bethel, managing director of Motherwell Bridge’s Engineering
Division, said: “These contracts will involve the full range of
Motherwell Bridge’s engineering expertise, including design, consulting
and project management.
the years, we have established a significant track record in the
construction of gasholders. Winning these orders against extremely
tough foreign competition is a major boost for Motherwell Bridge.
in particular is likely to have a major demand for the refurbishment
of gasholders over the next few years and we are optimistic that
we will be able to secure further work in this sector.”