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FEG – Food Processing Factory Roof Refurbishment

FEG Ltd, Specialist Design & Build, Project Management and Consultancy, were appointed as Principal Designer and Principal Contractor under the CDM 2015 Regulations for the planned roof refurbishment of a major food processing plant in the North West England.

The external works carried out at roof level were to remove the existing glazing panels and asbestos rope gaskets, all of the glazing bars, associated fixings and fillers. The operatives were protected and wore full personal protective equipment (PPE) required by law and HSE guidelines to facilitate this operation.

Once the roof deck was refurbished and the existing glazed panels removed from each pod roof bay, new insulation and cladding was installed with flashings and waterproofing for ventilation ducts.

To ensure that the food production and packaging areas were able to continue working during the project, FEG ensured that contractors erected internal scaffolding to form high level crash decks to protect employees and the food production area’s below. The crash decks were covered in fire retardant Visqene, then blue fire retardant Corex sheeting and finally with a second layer of the same Visqene. All joints were sealed with tape during and after each process to stop any potential debris falling through onto the production lines and workforce directly below.

FEG Ltd Project Managed the entire process in a series of phases over a period of weeks which covered the food processing and packaging areas – it was on time and within budget.

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Cradle to Grave Service

FEG Ltd are more than project engineers and managers – our ‘Cradle to Grave’ Service offers clients the peace of mind that throughout the Whole Life Project Cycle we provide a range of competencies covering all aspects to ensure delivery of a complete project from feasibility to handover and beyond with:

  • Planned maintenance schedules
  • Management of service contracts
  • Line efficiency and performance assessments

All of which reduces the pressure on in-house engineering departments.

We can also provide trade personnel to undertake finishing tasks and snagging that often get over looked on projects.

Nothing is left to chance, FEG Ltd will provide you with continuous oversight of the project leaving no ‘loose ends’– successful project completion is our project engineers and managers’ total responsibility.

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FEG Ltd Now Provide Flue Gas Emission Analysis – MCERTS

Air pollution control and ventilation specialists FEG Ltd provide flue gas emission analysis to assist companies comply with the UK Environment Agency’s Monitoring Certification Scheme – MCERTS.

Under strict European and UK laws any UK company or organisation that has industrial chimneys, stacks, flues and exhausts from combustion plant must now monitor emissions to air. This is to help protect the environment and human health.

FEG Ltd will carry out Flue Gas Analysis and Sampling on flue systems, flue gas purification systems, industrial burners, stationary industrial engines, gas turbines and other potential sources of hazardous emissions. MCERTS makes sure that information on possible pollution released from flue stacks is reliable. It also helps improve health and safety for plant operators, worker comfort and the environment. Monitoring is carried out in accordance with monitoring methods selected from Environment Agency Technical Guidance Note: M2.

During the testing process FEG Ltd will also identify cost-effective energy efficiency recommendations for areas of significant energy consumption and can carry out Energy Improvement Projects. Whether it is Flue Gas Analysis or MCERTS, FEG Ltd has proved that a well designed and maintained installation can offer opportunities for real energy saving solutions.

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FEG Ltd Project Management – In Line With CDM Regulations 2015

With recent changes in the Construction (Design and Management) [CDM] Regulations for 2015; companies undertaking construction projects now need to appoint a Principal Designer and the Client now has more responsibility.

The Client role is one of governance and they are required to ensure the Principal Designer and Principal Contractor perform their duties under CDM.

This is where FEG Ltd can assist clients with support from the start of a project to completion: a Cradle-to-Grave methodology. Under the role of Principal Designer FEG Ltd include the planning, management, monitoring of the project and coordination of matters relating to health and safety at the pre-construction phase.

The Principal Designer must have technical knowledge of the construction relevant to the projects, be involved in the decision process and ensure all other designers fulfil their obligations.

FEG Ltd’s unrivalled combination of skills and experience in Design, Project Management and CDM Regulations ensure Clients are given the best advice and support to deliver their projects.

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Flour Silos Installation

General Mills known as GM is an American Fortune 500 corporation, primarily involved with food products. The company markets many well known brands such as Betty Crocker, Yoplait, Colombo, Totino’s, Jeno’s, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, Häagen-Dazs, Cheerios, Trix, and Lucky Charms. Its brand portfolio includes more than 100 leading global brands and numerous category leaders around the world.

FEG were commissioned by GM in the UK to Project Manage a £650K cost saving project under CDM to install larger capacity flour silos and batch weighing facility for the mixers. This included building a new structure to house the sieving and plant room.

FEG managed the multi function project team, provided site management, liaised with business neighbours and the local authority to ensure the project was completed on time and budget.

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Flour Weigh Head Installation

General Mills known as GM is an American Fortune 500 corporation, primarily involved with food products. The company markets many well known brands such as Betty Crocker, Yoplait, Colombo, Totino’s, Jeno’s, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, Häagen-Dazs, Cheerios, Trix, and Lucky Charms. Its brand portfolio includes more than 100 leading global brands and numerous category leaders around the world.

FEG was commissioned by GM in the UK to Project Manage the automation of flour weighing into a mixer.

The space constraints made installation difficult and involved building modifications and careful design of access platform.

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Food Ingredients and Production Facilities

United Biscuits known as UB, is a British multinational food manufacturer, makers of McVitie’s biscuits, Jacob’s Cream Crackers, and Twiglets. McVitie’s is a British snack food brand owned by United Biscuits.

FEG has worked with United Biscuits for a decade and has been commissioned to carry out numerous projects throughout the groups McVitie’s food production plants.

  • Batter Depositor
  • Chocolate Biscuit Cooling Conveyor
  • Chocolate Tank Removal
  • Cake Ingredients Mixing
  • New Handwash Station
  • New Sugar Screw Feed System
  • Silos for Bulk Feed
  • Snack Coating
  • Tank for Plain Chocolate Feed Upgrade
  • Upgrade Plain Choc Feed System

FEG provides Project Management from feasibility to hand-over, managing multi-discipline project teams and ensuring United Biscuits internal procedures were fully met. FEG were able to apply a range of technical expertise and experience to validate the designs and equipment put forward by various suppliers.

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Gas Turbine Ventilation System

Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE) is a leading electricity and gas company, operating mainly in the UK and Ireland. Keadby Power Station is a 720 MWe gas fired power station near Scunthorpe in North Lincolnshire.

Scottish & Southern Energy commissioned FEG to improve their ventilation systems for 2 power producing gas turbines at Keadby Power Station.

This included designing duct work systems to disperse any gas from the cylinders, provide cooling air, install new fans with improved access and performance.

Both access and space constraints were very difficult and required in-depth design to overcome, including 3D modelling the turbines.

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Heat Recovery System for Workshop Heating

Kimberly Clark is a global personal care corporation that produces mostly paper based consumer products. Kimberly Clark brand name products include Kleenex facial tissue, Kotex feminine hygiene products, Cottonelle, Scott and Andrex toilet paper, Wypall utility wipes, KimWipes scientific cleaning wipes, and Huggies disposable diapers.

Under a full turn-key project Kimberly Clark commissioned FEG to Design, Supply, Install, Site Supervise, and Commission a system to utilise waste heat from four 160kW compressors to heat various workshops and other work areas of the plant.

The system had to ensure sufficient compressor ventilation to avoid overheating, minimise the effect of drafts and noise in the work areas. The complete installation had to be completed without affecting the compressor uptime as this directly impacted on production. The project costs were completely recouped with a payback of less than 2 years.

This project involved site management, control of contractors, budget management and programme control.

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Heat Recovery System

Kimberly Clark is a global personal care corporation that produces mostly paper based consumer products. Kimberly Clark brand name products include Kleenex facial tissue, Kotex feminine hygiene products, Cottonelle, Scott and Andrex toilet paper, Wypall utility wipes, KimWipes scientific cleaning wipes, and Huggies disposable diapers.

Kimberly Clark engaged FEG to Design, Supply, Install, Site Supervision, and Commissioning a turnkey project to recover waste heat from compressors and heat various areas of the factory.

The system had to ensure sufficient compressor ventilation to avoid overheating, minimise the effect of drafts and noise in the work areas. The complete installation had to be completed without affecting the compressor uptime as this directly impacted on production.

This project involved site management, control of contractors, budget management and programme control.

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