Over the course of 2015-2016 we completed the refurbishment of Offord Sluice drive equipment. The works consisted of fabricating new bearing stools, drive brackets, aluminium guarding, non-slip flooring and custom made ropes and associated lifting equipment. There was also an extensive amount of machining required which was all carried out in house including two 750mm diameter reel drums machined for 32mm ropes and over 12m of 200mm diameter shafts.

Due to the use of specialist materials on the shafts, Huntons used electro-magnetic heating equipment to achieve the correct welding temperatures for both pre and post welding heat treatment. This was all carried out within our workshop and CE certified upon completion.

As part of the site works we were required to remove the existing head works and alter the site setup to accept the new design. Working through the winter and dealing with considerable water flows through the site, Huntons were able to deliver the project and hand over the site on schedule.