Finley Structures newsletter 11 - Spring 2016 - Page 4

FINLEY STRUCTURES WINS 836-TONNE PROJECT FOR NISSAN ’ S EXPANDING CAR PLANT

Finley Structures have won another major contract at Japanese firm Nissan ’ s expanding North-East car manufacturing plant .

The family-run steel firm was

awarded an 836-tonne contract from Sir Robert McAlpine to work on the new press shop at the Washington site . It comes after Finley Structures completed the steel frame for Nissan ’ s new factory which is now manufacturing its new Infiniti range , as part of a 1,300-tonne contract . This latest project for McAlpine involved constructing a 22 metre-tall press shop and panel store covering 6,300 square metres of floor area . Finley Structures had to fabricate 38-metre clear span trusses and 1,800mm-deep plate girder crane beams as part of the complex operation . “ It ’ s a very difficult , challenging project , as we ’ re having to erect the structure around a very large excavation area ,” says Finley ’ s operations manager Jim Graham . “ But it continues to showcase our capability as a major fabricator – and we ’ re delighted to be working with Sir Robert McAlpine again on what is another high-profile and important contract for the region .” Finley ’ s had previously erected two buildings , involving a total of more than 1,300 tonnes of steel , for Nissan ’ s Infiniti factory – part of Nissan ’ s £ 250m investment at Sunderland . Jim added : “ We secured this latest contract from McAlpine under very strong competition , so we had to demonstrate a strong market
value . “ This latest appointment demonstrates our continued focus on value for money with both McAlpine and Nissan .”
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