PCT are delighted to have won a contract from Bridon International for the supply of two wire rope take-up stands, one of which will be the largest of its type in the world with a lift capacity of 650 tonnes.
The stands will form part of a new wire rope closing line which will produce some of the largest wire ropes in the world when it goes into service in 2012. The state-of-the-art facility that Bridon is building on Tyneside will manufacture some of the largest and most complex ropes in the world, and will further cement the company’s position as a global technology leader.
The innovative stand design allows full drums to be loaded and unloaded either directly from the factory floor or from a transport trailer without the need for an overhead crane. This ability, combined with a lightweight design, offers significant operational benefits over the traditional style of large take-up stands used in the wire rope sector and was the primary factor behind Bridon’s selection of PCT as supplier on this flagship project. Bridon’s Colin Pratt commented “We awarded this contract after a rigorous six month tender process, during which PCT clearly demonstrated that their unique and innovative machine solution would meet Bridon’s operational requirements.”
The contract award is a testament to the technical innovation of the PCT design team and the proven ability of the company to deliver high quality, bespoke engineering solutions to global industry leaders in manufacturing sectors such as wire rope, sub-sea umbilical, power cable and flow-lines.