Stairway to Shetland

AN island job led to the NEWCo team doing a full erection and dismantling of two access staircases to ensure everything was in tip top shape before shipping.

Willie Lawrie was in charge of the project for Michael Pottinger Engineering Limited for a project in Shetland.

It was the first time NEWCo, AJE’s sister company had worked with the company.

Willie said: “It is not normal for us to do a full erection of stairs in the workshop, but because this was getting shipped to Shetland and the client was erecting the staircase himself, we wanted to make sure everything fitted and all pieces were present when shipped.

“The job which involved the fabrication of one internal access stair and mezzanine railing and external fire escape took about three weeks to complete with four men working on the project. Due to Covid, it was a bit tricky getting a slot at the galvanisers in Elgin and we had to send a man up to Elgin to oversee the loading of the staircases once galvanised.”


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