Richard Alan Engineering bio plant case study

Success with chemical giant BASF

Richard Alan have successfuly delivered a prestigious new Bio-Acrylamide Plant for chemical giant BASF.

Fighting off stiff competition from other global engineering heavyweights Richard Alan secured the contract for the new plant on BASF’s Low Moor site in Bradford in July 2015.  The investment was the largest project the site has ever undertaken.  Richard Alan ‘s scope included the detailed design, prefabrication and installation of process pipelines, installation of capital plant & equipment and the installation of electrical, instrumentation and control systems.  The value of the project for Richard Alan was in excess of £5m and existing resource was supported by the creation of 20 permanent mechanical and electrical positions.

Over 120,000 man hours were delivered on the project during a nine month period and the work was carried out without a single lost time incident. Robert Johnson, Managing Director of Richard Alan stated “Safety for our employees and customers is of paramount importance and this achievement, especially on a top tier COMAH site, is something which we are immensely proud of.”

Project Manager for BASF, Dr Katrin Burmester personally thanked Robert Johnson for his support and safety performance at an opening ceremony of the new Bio Acrylamide Plant attended by Lord Mayor, Councillor Joanne Dodds, Richard J Carter and BASF UK Managing Director.


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