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A&P Group has a long-standing history of delivering complex and technically-challenging oil and gas, renewable and marine infrastructure projects from its UK facilities, many of which call on the group’s longstanding fabrication expertise.

Fabrication expertise spans subsea and floating structures, topsides, foundation structures, pressure vessels, substations and wave and tidal devices. The team also has significant expertise in the fabrication, pre-commissioning and direct load-out of modularised offshore structures. Using in-house capabilities to maintain tight project control, we offer the complete integrated package from structural, piping and mechanical, through to E&I work.

With a highly skilled workforce including naval architects, designers and specialist fabricators as well as extensive, well-equipped facilities across the UK, A&P Group has an unfaltering commitment to quality driven engineering excellence.

UK facilities include a 17,500 sqm fabrication hall at A&P Tyne with a 6,750 sqm assembly area, four specialist workshops for fabrication, machine, pipe and paint and a high bay area producing units up to 19m high.

A&P Group’s most high-profile fabrication projects include building subsea structures for the UK North Sea sector as well as fabrication of blocks for the new Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier, the Astute Submarine class and more recently the new RRS Sir David Attenborough polar explorer vessel.  

Fabrication facilities

Plant & Equipment

Our fabrication halls are equipped with an outstanding choice of fixed machines, large areas for assembling panels, blocks, modules and sub-assemblies, plus many overhead cranes of various capacities.

Main Fabrication Hall

  • 6,750 square metre’s dedicated to three-dimensional fabrication
  • 130 tonne hydraulic trailer
  • Crane lifts to 100 tonnes
  • Door size 19.5 x 12.8 metres

Fabrication Facility Equipment

Plasma and inkjet marking

  • Mirror image cutting of two plates 14000mm x 3250mm

Oxy fuel cutting and powder marking

  • Mirror image cutting of two plates 14000mm x 3250mm
  • Plate stripping using 12 heads on Multi-jet cutting torches
  • IMG Panel Line (13.5*20m)
  • Weight of panel 100,000kg
  • Profile spacing 400mm
  • 18 panels/week/ 2-shift pattern
  • Vacuum lifts 6000kg, 7500kg and 9000kg
  • CNC burning machines
  • Plate rolls
  • Flanging machines
  • Frame benders
  • Various presses

Shot blasting & painting facilities

  • Full coating of pre-primed steel structures.
  • Blasting & painting of black steel structures.
  • Outfitting of finished structures undercover

Load-out and delivery

  • Load-out direct to vessel or alternatively by road
  • Maximum dockside lift 650 tonnes
  • 10T/m² load out quay
  • Deepwater berthing – 8.5m above CD

Material handling capabilities

  • Incoming materials held under cover
  • Separate storage facility for each batch and customer
  • Vacuum and magnetic plate lifting beams
  • Unique materials identification and traceability procedures

DNC plate preparation facilities

  • 4,300 square metres dedicated to plate storage and preparation
  • Powder marking facility for accuracy and efficiency of the downstream fabrication processes
  • Two twin plate 2-axis multi head oxy-gas machines and one single plate 2-axis multi head machine

Plate forming capabilities

  • 500-tonne plate flange press
  • Plate rolls 10m x 18mm
  • Mast rolls 3m x 40mm
  • Cross-cut saws
  • Frame bending press

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