ABB Outer Harbour Silo Support Structure

This project entailed the supply and erection of 1000 tonne of tubular steelwork forming structural support for eight 7500 tonne silos and two 2500 tonne silos.Six tonne 800 mm diameter pipe columns stand 12 meters tall on circular foot prints and are braced together with 200 mm diameter pipe ties and diagonal braces.

The accuracy required in fabrication and site positioning was of the highest order as each set of columns was to receive a 100 tonne fabricated ring beam that was already drilled with hundreds of bolt location holes.The close proximity of the steelwork to the coast line brought about the requirement for top quality long term corrosion protection which Manuele Engineers provided in a pristine high gloss multiple coat paint system in bright white.The project has been an outstanding success.

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