Pallion Decommission Project
Client: Rolls Royce
Dates: Sep 2016 – Sep 2017
The Client has recently invested significantly in a new facility in Washington utilising the latest in production equipment with the long term aim of reducing product waste and production time. The Pallion site in Sunderland opened during the Second World War to produce parts for aircraft engines.
SRC were appointed as CDM Advisors to support Rolls Royce deliver Principal Contractor and Principal Designer roles. The project was to involve the decommissioning and removal of over 250 large pieces of production tools and equipment. The project had the added challenge of production still being undertaken around the works.
There were a number of tools being moved to an extension of the new Washington facility. The remaining equipment were to be sold or scrapped providing a significant cost saving on the project.
SRC supported in developing of the preconstruction information for each individual tool removal taking into account hazards including asbestos, residual chemicals and some challenging temporary works to remove large tools from the facility.
SRC also provided support to the Principal Contractor role developing the Construction Phase plan, reviewing subcontractor documentation and assisting with the planning and phasing of works.
Our SRC consultant has had a long working relationship with Rolls Royce and the manufacturing industry. Not only a good knowledge the site, equipment and processes but the personnel onsite at Sunderland. That knowledge assisted with the planning and phasing of the project to ensure minimal disruption to ongoing production.
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