Thursday, February 21, 2008

Look out for the Pyeroy Group

Pyeroy Limited was founded in 1973 as a marine and industrial painting contractor. Pyeroy specialises in large scale protective coatings and refurbishment projects which include major refurbishment carried out on the Tyne Bridge. The Forth bridge where the repainting almost 40,000 meters of the southern stretch of the landmark structure took over four years. HMS Illlustrious Edinburgh and Westminster and the Lords Cricket Ground.

Protective coatings specialist, the Pyeroy Group, has successfully completed a £1.3 million contract to refurbish North London's Iron Bridge for Transport for London (TFL). The work has been completed in several stages during the last three years. The contract saw Pyeroy act as the principal contractor completing traffic management, scaffold, grit blast paint, refurbishment, concrete and steel repair work to the superstructure as well as repainting the bridge soffits. An interesting aspect of the work was that the sixteen-strong Pyeroy team of contractors and underground engineers only had access to the Victorian bridge for one to two hours a night (for the soffit works) when trains were not running. During these restricted time the team had to erect the scaffolding, prepare and apply protective coatings to the soffit steelwork before dismantling and clearing the site each night before the trains started running again.

The company has recently been awarded a Euro 3 million contract for the coatings maintenance and refurbishment of wind turbines at the Arklow Offshore Wind Power Plant in the Irish Sea.
Located on the Arklow Bank about 10km off the coast of County Wicklow and 60km south of Dublin, the wind farm comprises seven, 3.6 megawatt turbines providing renewable energy to meet the electricity requirements of around 16,000 Irish households.

As part of a 6 month refurbishment contract Pyeroy will carry out the abrasive blast cleaning and repainting of the base sections of all seven tubular steel towers extending from the sea level splash zone to the turbine’s access platform located 13m above. The special anticorrosion paint specification comprises abrasive blast cleaning followed by the application of a 400 micron glass flake epoxy coating and a urethane acrylic top coat at 50 microns. A specialist compound is also used in the splash zone location.

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