Oyster Wave Project

Client: Bifab & Aquamarine Power Ltd

Aquamarine Power’s Oyster project required a range of machining operations prior to completion at Bifab’s facility in Burntisland, Fife. Due to the size of the components, a significant ammount of the machining had to be completed insitu and along with some tight geometrical tolerances, it was a challenging scope of work. Our laser alignment service was used alongside a range of insitu machine tools and our machine shop in Renfrew.

How Challenge was Addressed:
The major works we carried out included the following:
> Checking alignment of two base frames and two flap base casting end faces and bores.
> Machining of bearing house base frames.
> Line boring, facing, drilling and tapping of the cylinder heel castings.
> Off site machining of 1.2m diameter stainless steel stub shaft sleeves

Value Added:
Quote from Peter Holt ” Without doubt the contribution of Reekie Machining to this complex structure was a major contributor to its success. They tackled and succeeded on machining tasks considered unachievable by other machining companies both in their workshops and at site”