The Work We've Done...

The Varied Work Carried Out by The Team at Lynx Engineering

Fabrication, Installation & Planned Maintenance - of factory production plant 

The planned maintenance schedule of Tarmac (the largest producer of clay bricks and aircrete blocks in the UK) required a large heat exchanger for the condensate tank to be removed and replaced over the Christmas shutdown period.  Lynx Engineers worked round the clock to remove the existing heat exchanger using a 100 tonne crane and to install the replacement.  Our team of Slinger/Banksmen, Mechanical Fitters and Fabricators enabled the plant to start up on time following the Christmas break.

Breakdown Maintenance – plant repair work

LaFarge Cement UK, the UK’s largest cement maker, suffered a kiln breakdown.  The kiln produced 520 tonnes per hour of cement, making it critical to get back on line as quickly as possible.  Safety considerations included extreme heat and working at heights.

Whilst the kiln was cooling sufficiently for us to begin work we carried out a risk assessment and provided the customer with a method statement.  As soon as it was safe to do so, our Welders got to work on a half-hour-on, half-hour-off shift rota to minimise prolonged exposure to the heat and adverse working conditions.  Within 48 hours the kiln was back on line.

Bridge Strengthening

Battersea Bridge was struck by a barge, causing significant damage and requiring the bridge to be closed to traffic.  This caused major congestion in the Capital.  Lynx Engineering was appointed by Costain Civil Engineering to re-strengthen the bridge (a project which required work to be done from marine vessels in the river directly underneath the bridge).  The strengthening work and matching and replacement of the Victorian steelwork on the main facade enabled the bridge to be re-opened well ahead of the original schedule.