BRIDGE SECURES £15 MILLION STORAGE TANK CONTRACT IN INDIA
UK engineering group Motherwell Bridge has landed a major £15 million
overseas contract to design and consturct high-tech storage tanks
order was won against stiff competition from other contractors in
America and Japan and represents a significant success for Motherwell
Bridge in the current tough economic conditions for UK exporters.
Bridge will design, construct and install two propane/propylene
refrigerated storage tanks for the Gugarat Chemical Port Terminal
Co. Ltd. in Gugarat State.
The tanks, which measure 50,000 cubic metres and 30,000 cubic metres
respectively, will be the largest storage tanks of their type ever
constructed in India and will be built over a 20-month period.
The niche skills of Motherwell Bridge’s Engineering Division in
handling low-temperature speciality steels were a major factor in
securing the contract.
Motherwell Bridge group chief executive John Lumsden said: “This
is a significant orders success for our Engineering Division and
demonstrates that UK manufacturing can compete and win when we combine
high-technology engineering, a quality product and keen pricing.”
Division managing director Archie Bethel added: “The knowledge and
skills of our engineers allied with our ability to project manage
the installation on site were key factors in securing this contract.”
Over the last year Motherwell Bridge’s Engineering Division has
boosted its competitiveness by a programme of cost reductions and
improved productivity through investment in new plant. As a result
it is now seeing strong demand and growth opportunities in a number