Modern Integrated workshop facilities
Balltec manufactures, assembles and tests all of its products from its head office and workshop facility in the UK. In 2011 Balltec re-located to new premises to house an expanding workforce and larger more complex engineering solutions. The workshop, stores and office facility is equipped to facilitate large-scale projects to meet the growing demands of the oil, gas and renewable industries and to ensure safer delivery of services.
Balltec facilities comprise of:
Balltec’s main 3,720 m² (40,000 ft²) workshop has an eaves height of 18 m (59 ft) with a main gantry crane of 25 mT (55 kips) overhead crane spanning the full 35 m (115 ft) width of the building. There is a secondary crane on the same beam of 10 mT (22 kips) and another crane spanning the full width of 5 mT (11 kips) giving a 30 mT (66 kips) capacity in dual lift mode. The workshop is fitted out with a hydraulic clean area, storage racking and office facilities for visiting inspectors.
The main workshop houses the following test rigs:
Vertical: 2,000 mT (4,409 kips), 400 mT (882 kips)
Horizontal: 1,500 mT (3,307 kips), 800 mT (2,205 kips), 500 mT (1,102 kips) with 3,000 mm stroke
The workshop also has significant office accommodation with room for on-site clients and outside there is a substantial yard space.
Balltec’s fabrication facility comprises 1,150 m² (12,500 ft²) workshop and has a 12 m (39 ft) eaves height and 35 m (115 ft) width.
The fabrication facility includes a 5 mT (11 kips) overhead crane as well as three extraction bays for welding. Other fabrication services are available upon request.