Engineering a structural approach to your fabrications

Heavy Metal and Light Metal Fabrication

At Blackhill Engineering we are renowned for our love of heavy metal; and I’m referring to stainless steel, aluminium etc. not the heavy metal music lovers!

Heavy metal tends to be large objects, massive steel structures; anything which is weighty – not even the World’s strongest Man could lift! You need specialist machinery like a 50 tonne crane to lift and construct such weighty objects; which we are fortunate to have on site.

We offer a vast technical capability appertaining to the world of fabrication, welding and associated operational processes. Our embedded manufacturing experience and in depth abilities continually enhance our vision of SAFETY, QUALITY, DELIVERY ethos.

We understand the complex quirks of how metals react when subjected to conditional change by either cutting, forming and weld pool solidification.

With our immense manufacturing knowledge, extensive experience of EN1090 and working within multi industry sectors, our business is perfectly poised to take on the most demanding structural steel engineering projects.

We provide the most comprehensive Life Time Quality Records Dossier incorporating all the quality documentation that you require.

Our non-ferrous department offer a quality assured, PMUC compliant manufacturing route, covering 314, 316 and duplex grades, with the demanding rigours of cleanliness, worthy of the nuclear industry.

Here at Blackhill, we specialise in both light and heavy fabrication. We are renowned in the industry for getting the job done, getting it done right, and on time. If there is a small or large fabrication project you want to explore, please contact Paul Brennan

Make us your number one choice for your next project.

Leading Fabricator in Devon certified to ISO 14001

Blackhill Engineering, the primary fabrication and machinery arm of SC Group-Global, has been awarded ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems certificate.

This certification follows a continuous improvement programme which was implemented post the award for Management Systems of Occupational Health and Safety, ISO 45001

Mike Simcox, MIET, Business Assurance and Quality Manager said, “This ISO 14001 certification provides our organisation with the practical tools to manage our environmental responsibilities in line with international standards.  We feel privileged to have secured this certification as our ambition is to become a green organisation”.

As a leading fabricator in Exeter, Devon this certificate demonstrates the organisations passion for becoming green; helping to reduce costs, overheads and wastages while ensuring legislative awareness and compliance is achieved. This standard is significant for securing further contracts within the marine fabrication, construction and nuclear industries.

Blackhill Engineering joined the SC Group seven years ago and has truly benefited from the group’s investment in people, facilities and processes. This investment has opened up new markets, expanding the quarrying and mineral handling into nuclear new build and decommissioning, civil engineering & construction, space & telecommunications, marine & offshore, oil & gas, renewables and automotive.

For more information about Blackhill’s leading fabrication and steel works speak to Paul Brennan

Blackhill Engineering Teams with Sizewell C Consortium

Sizewell C Consortium Membership for Blackhill Engineering Services Ltd

Blackhill Engineering are really pleased to announce the membership of Sizewell C Consortium.

The Consortium’s mission is to get Sizewell C Built for Britain, which will help the UK to level up jobs and skills.

One of our missions is to reduce our carbon footprint, so there’s a perfect synergy between us and Sizewell C Net Zero, which is aiming to provide 7% of the UK’s low carbon power – going Green for Britain.

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Blackhill Engineering wins VolkerStevin heavy steel fabrication contract

Blackhill Engineering wins VolkerStevin heavy steel fabrication contract for Thanckes OFD Loading Facility and Firefighting Upgrade

In its first contract for VolkerStevin, heavy engineering specialist, Blackhill Engineering is fabricating large steel structures for the temporary and permanent works for the new Thanckes Oil Fuel Depot Loading Facility Refuelling Jetty.  VolkerStevin is responsible for the £43m Defence Infrastructure Organisation project to modernise refuelling facilities for Royal Navy warships and Royal Fleet Auxiliary.

Uniquely in the South West, Blackhill Engineering has a double overhead gantry crane lifting capability of 40 tonnes and 20 tonnes; this tandem lift capability allows safe loading of structures up to 25m long.  Blackhill fabricated 15 sacrificial casings measuring up to 18m long with a diameter up to 2.3m and weighing up to 23 tonnes each, which will be embedded into the rock strata of the River Tamar to form stanchions supporting the jetty head structure.  Blackhill is also fabricating dolphin tops, rails, frames and access equipment.

Joe Wilcox, General Manager, Blackhill Engineering, said, “Being engaged by VolkerStevin on this major project is an achievement for our highly skilled and flexible workforce. Our BS EN 1090 Structural Steel and Aluminium capabilities project us ahead of our competition regionally, and our embrace of a Nuclear Safety Culture reflects the pride we take in our workmanship”.

The contract’s initial Scope of Works has expanded with Blackhill building 6m wide platform structures.  The feasibility of assembling the completed platforms on its Exeter site and the logistics of transporting the finished units to the customer are being assessed as they would require an escorted convoy of vehicles.

 

For information:

Celia Turner, CTPR

[email protected]
+44 (0) 7703 344425

 

Nicky Yeoman, SC Group

[email protected]

+44 (0) 7568 106904

 

About Blackhill Engineering

Blackhill Engineering is a specialist heavy engineering business capable of handling large fabrication and machining projects.  It is part of Devon headquartered SC Group and based on a two acre site near Exeter with a 28,000 sq. ft. workshop capacity divided between fabrication, assembly and a large and small machine shop.  Its 50 tonne lifting capability is a unique resource in southern England.  It has built up a strong portfolio of customers across multiple sectors including marine, automotive, defence, oil & gas, renewables and nuclear.

http://blackhillengineering.co.uk/

 

 

Top 150 companies within the South West

Proudly announcing as part of SC Group-Global Ltd we have been ranked in the top 150 businesses for Devon and Cornwall.

We join an elite group of businesses which have made an enormous contribution to our regional economy, with a combined turnover of £13.9 billion and 77,000 employees.

PFK Francis Clark as headline partners of the Western Morning News Annual Business Guide, have congratulated SC Group-Global Limited on being ranked in the top 150 businesses in Devon and Cornwall.

This year’s Annual Business Guide, it is available to read online here: https://www.pkf-francisclark.co.uk/news/western-morning-news-annual-business-guide-2020/

Customer notification *Covid-19*

As COVID-19 rapidly accelerates throughout the world and many countries have issued new directives in the past days in a response to the status of a pandemic. Many borders have been closed in Europe and in the America’s while China is slowly ramping up again. We would like to re-assure you that the Blackhill Engineering Services are, also within these extraordinary circumstances, actively working on the situation to minimise the impact on our customers.

We consider it our responsibility and main concern to do our up most in order to maximise the health protection of our employees and customers. For this, we want to share with you a series of measures that we have actioned with immediate effect:

  • Our Fabrication Department will remain operational with split teams to ensure colleague safety and productivity.
  • We are promoting homeworking for the foreseeable future for our employees, wherever possible. We will be able to maintain all of our services and operations under this new directive.
  • When homeworking is not possible and an employee needs to be on site, we have taken measures to limit exposures to others.
  • We are limiting all business trips to those strictly necessary for ensuring the continuation of the business.
  • We requested all our collaborators to comply with the WHO regulations.

We will continue to keep you informed of any changes, in line with government advice and we appreciate your understanding and collaboration in these difficult times, which we will overcome as soon as possible.

We wish you all the best and ensure you of our continued collaborative working relationship.

 

Nick Ames
Chief Executive
SC Group-Global

Blackhill Engineering adds specialist non-ferrous production facilities

Blackhill Engineering, the heavy engineering division of SC Group, has announced at Southern Manufacturing the addition of non-ferrous production facilities at its Exeter based site.

These expand Blackhill’s capability in fabrication and machining for specialist markets and represent the first stage in the development of a high grade stainless steel facility. This forms part of a new facility investment plan totalling 35,000sqft to complement the existing 28,000sqft facility.

Since becoming part of SC Group five years ago Blackhill has benefitted from significant investment in facilities, people and processes. It has expanded its markets into nuclear new build and decommissioning, civil engineering & construction, space & telecommunications, marine & offshore, oil & gas, renewables and automotive from its origins in quarrying and mineral processing.

Blackhill Engineering is exhibiting on stand F155 at the Southern Manufacturing show in Farnborough, UK from 5-7 February 2019.

Blackhill Engineering achieves ISO 45001

Blackhill Engineering, the heavy engineering division of SC Group, has recently been certified to the newly published management systems of occupational health and safety, ISO 45001. The standard is significant for the increasingly large contracts Blackhill has been securing from major companies in the nuclear and construction industries.

“It was a real achievement for the business and has helped keep our people and facilities in a safe environment. The certification of our systems has formalised the hard work and diligence of all our people in the business and helps continue the culture of safety and responsibility we aim for”, said Dan Baker, Business Development Manager, Blackhill Engineering.

Blackhill has also introduced a rigorous programme of continuous improvement throughout the business and the next target is certification on the company’s Environmental Management System, ISO14001, which is planned to be audited for certification later in 2019.

Since becoming part of SC Group five years ago Blackhill has benefitted from significant investment in facilities, people and processes. It has expanded its markets into nuclear new build and decommissioning, civil engineering & construction, space & telecommunications, marine & offshore, oil & gas, renewables and automotive from its origins in quarrying and mineral processing.

Blackhill Engineering is exhibiting on stand F155 at the Southern Manufacturing show in Farnborough, UK from 5-7 February 2019.

Blackhill Engineering are now recruiting!

Blackhill Engineering is an award winning engineering business based in the South West of England. Due to an exciting programme of expansion we are recruiting for the following roles based at both our Exeter and Bridgwater sites:

  • CNC Setters/Operators £25,000 – £32,000
  • Fabricator/Welders £25,000 – £35,000
  • Steel Erectors £29,500
  • Welding Supervisor £41,000
  • Competitive shift allowance and overtime rates

2019 will see the first of four new workshops being built on site to accommodate specialist operations including a £1.5 million high grade stainless steel facility to support the nuclear industry. This will be one of the largest high grade stainless steel facility in the South West and will complement our current operations in heavy fabrication and machining.

Come and join us and be part of our exciting journey as we grow!

  • Competitive rates
  • Excellent opportunities for fast career progression.
  • Long term growth forecast and healthy pipeline of work for foreseeable future.
  • Winners of the HPC Supply Chain Best local/regional business and Best Manufacturing Equipment Supplier 2017
  • Part of SC Group, Local engineering group renowned for strong family values.
  • 35,000 sq. ft. of new workshops and new machines – state of the art premises and technology.
  • Opportunities to move around and progress within wider SC Group companies.
  • Some of the contracts available are based at the largest construction project in Europe and include payment for travel / free accommodation on site and 10% bonus scheme.

If you are interested in joining Blackhill and being part of our journey, please email including a current CV to [email protected].

 

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