MTL Group secures further orders for 10 metre reels
Leading offshore fabricator MTL Group has recently secured more orders for three 11.5 metre cable reels. This follows on from the delivery of three large format cable reels back in September 2012. MTL Group’s customer Oceaneering was impressed how proactive MTL Group were, by utilising their large format machinery and design for manufacture expertise to reduce lead time whilst remaining very competitive on cost. MTL Group went on to receive an award from Oceaneering for
As the previous project the initial preparation and processing of material will take place at MTL Groups state of the art facility based at their Rotherham HQ. Transporting sub-assemblies to the groups leased quayside facility located at the Teesside. Once transported to the specialist quayside facility the sub-assemblies will be fabricated, welded, shot blast and painted on site.
Sales manager for offshore John Backhouse commented “this is a considerable order for MTL Group and it fits perfectly with both our in house manufacturing capability and extensive offshore welding approvals. Backhouse goes on to say that “It has been a pleasure to work with Oceaneering and MTL Group look forward to sustaining our successful relationship.
The reels will be manufactured at both the groups’ sites. Utilising some of the world’s largest and fastest material processing equipment, the preparation work will be carried out at the state of the art HQ in Rotherham. Transporting large sub-assemblies to the north east final fabrication will be carried out at the groups fast growing dockside facility in Blyth. Sales manager for offshore John Backhouse commented “this is a significant order for MTL Group and it fits perfectly with both our in house manufacturing capability and extensive offshore welding approvals”
Not only was MTL group competitive on this project but the customer also liked how proactive MTL was by implementing its DFM expertise on this project right from the beginning. Identifying areas for manufacturing efficiencies that not only reduced the cost but also reduced the lead-time Backhouse followed on by saying “our customers are realising more and more how much they can benefit from our DFM capabilities in both design optimisation and weight / cost reductions by exploiting our unique processing equipment and our knowledge of high grade steels that can be introduced into the design”