Wright Engineering is pleased to announce that it has completed its first project for British Sugar plc at its factory located in Cantley.

British Sugar (part of Associated British Foods plc) is the leading producer of sugar for the British and Irish food and beverage markets, processing circa 8 million tonnes of sugar beet and producing up to 1.4 million tonnes of sugar each year. It has invested over £250 million to improve its manufacturing plants in the past five years.

The tender process was both rigorous and fiercely competitive and because of the complexity of the works, supplier procurement was not price driven. The company was thrilled when it was awarded the high-value contract on the basis of its technical expertise, outstanding health and safety record and resource capability.

The project was led by Matthew Boden-Hook (Project Manager) and involved the removal of 200m of flu gas ducting and insulation, the survey and re-engineering of ‘Area 1’, manufacture and installation of flu gas ducting in high grade carbon steel complete with 15mm of external lagging, design check and supply of expansion joints and final compliance and smoke testing. All fabrication work was done in-house.

Due to the seasonal nature of its business, British Sugar required the works to be completed in accordance with a strict deadline. Wright Engineering received a contractual bonus payment for its performance against critical milestone dates.

Chris Boden-Hook (Managing Director) commented ‘Wright Engineering continues to demonstrate its ability to execute complex and time sensitive projects for major companies. I understand that the work was challenging so full credit to Matthew and his team who have done an excellent job. British Sugar is delighted with the upgraded ducting system and the manner in which the company conducted itself during every stage of the contract. We very much look forward to working with British Sugar again in the future should such an opportunity arise.