Gyptech AB, the European subsidiary of Canada’s premier plasterboard manufacturing equipment supplier, were looking for a company to provide the installation capability and resources for a new mill installation at British Gypsum’s Sherburn-in-Elmet Works.
Wright Brothers quoted and won the contract, spending the next 2 years on site installing the new Mill, Drier and Gypsum processing plant. Working from the ground up, our site team installed all the process equipment that takes raw gypsum rock and produces stucco plaster for the board line production mixer. Close co-operation was required between our team on site and the steelwork erection contractors to ensure that all the equipment was installed before the next floor level steelwork prevented crane access.
Four large Silos were part of the installation, two of the silos having Silex discharge systems. Large diameter trough screw conveyors linked the various pieces of process equipment with five large bucket elevators (+20m lift, 120t/hour rating) providing the lift to the various process floor levels.
The mill produced stucco plaster on time and British Gypsum made plasterboard within their overall projected timescales.