TWM provides bespoke innovative ‘thinking outside of the box’ creative approaches, delivering practical structural and mechanical solutions.
We provide a full fabrication and machining service through our river frontage fabrication and machine shop setting from consultancy, inspection, design and build to installation and maintenance. The range can be from the smallest bracket to a fabrication weighing multiple tonnes and examples include:
- River frontage fabrications
- Coal and Bio-mass hoppers and handling systems
- Installation of mooring systems
- Unique equipment e.g. grabs, bollard load testing rig, ROV test tank
Fabrication and Installation of an Anchor Plate
In the absence of a suitable bollard available we carried out a Project completing the fabrication, transportation and installation of an anchor plate with a safe working load of 300 tonne to provide a sound mooring for the vessel Donald Duckling. The 5.5 tonne plate, involved extensive welding and was manufactured at our Tyne Dock base where it was then transported by boat to the former McNulty’s Yard. It was then bedded onto 25mm of grout and fixed into place with 28 x 30mm chemical anchors.
Not many companies have the equipment and in-house skills to provide such a complete solution!
Design and Build a Grab for Excavation Inside a Tubular Pile
Our own design, a tubular grab to excavate the inside of a pile. We then cut the pile from the inside out using ultra high pressure water jetting. The equipment was originally made for a civils project working on what was the new Tyne Tunnel in our region and then was flown to Australia to be used in a similar project.
Manufacture of Hoppers
4 Hoppers of approx. 20 tonne and 10 mtrs high were manufactured for the Port of Tyne for transferring bulk cargo’s from ships to wagons.
Design and Build a Tank for Testing ROV Equipment
TWM’s ROV Test Tank / Diver Training facility was designed for testing newly designed tools and products both for use in our own service and for sale. If you are after any machinery or tools to make your marine jobs easier (and very possibly cheaper) get in touch.
Fabrication of Vertical Conveyor Belts
TWM recently completed the manufacture of two vertical conveyor systems for the transfer of hops in a brewery.