£1.6 million contract

Britcon Engineering Services (BES) has secured a £1.6 million contract with BASF to extend facilities at its world leading bioacrylamide product facility in Bradford. The structural steelwork division of building and engineering firm Britcon is manufacturing and installing the steel framework for a new building dedicated to the production of Poly acrylamide, which is used in the extraction of oil from water, at the COMAH site which covers 50 acres.

The Bradford site is one of the largest and most productive single site chemical plants in the UK with an annual output of more than 250,000 tonnes, of which 84 per cent is exported. The new structure from BES will comprise a 36m by 22m footprint with seven levels to fit into a tight space at the new plant. It will rise 16 metres higher than the existing buildings.

BES is working alongside Richard Allen Engineering who are managing the overall project installation and specialist plant equipment install for BASF. Britcon has also morerecently secured the civils and building work for the delivery of three switch rooms at the BASF Bradford site.