Portasilo secures £800K order for concrete batching plant silos

York-based engineering company Portasilo which specialises in the design and manufacture of bulk material handling systems has won a contract worth over £800k to supply 20 storage silos for four concrete batching plants currently under construction by D&C Engineers from Tamworth.

Portasilo’s 60 years’ experience in the design and manufacture of large storage vessels and the capacity of its purpose-built manufacturing facility in York were key factors in D&C Engineers’ decision to award the contract.

D&C Engineers’ managing director Geoff Chatterley, who is managing the project, required a manufacturing company to assist in keeping this project on time and that could produce the quality and documentation required to satisfy the nuclear industry.

“We are pleased to say that Portasilo has successfully fulfilled this role for us,” he said.

Portasilo will design and build eight 250-tonne capacity and 12 100-tonne capacity steel storage silos for delivery in single pieces, with the final delivery scheduled for July 2015. D&C Engineers is working on a prestigious nuclear installation on the south coast of the UK. Portasilo’s storage silos are associated with four concrete batching plants which will provide the concrete associated with the construction of the new power plant.

Portasilo managing director Neil Gardiner said: “A main driver in Portasilo winning this business was our capability to manufacture large quantities of silos in a relatively short period of time. We are proud to be working on what is being described as one of this country’s largest construction projects, and looking forward to seeing the batching plants in action later this year.”