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Safe Contractor

April-2012-Newsletter Following a detailed assessment period the company is proud to announce that it has achieved certification to the UK wide Safe Contractor Accreditation Scheme and is now listed as an approved contractor on their Website ( In detail the accreditation recognises that the company is certified under the scheme to undertake the following services:-

  • The Decommissioning and Decontamination of Redundant Plant and Equipment for Re-Sale or Demolition.
  • The Ability to Sub-Contract Works.
  • The approval under the scheme to deal with General Waste Collection/Management.

The company is dedicated to the continuing compliance under this approval and believes that this will provide re-assure to our current and prospective clients of our dedication to good Safety Practice, throughout all of our operations.

Construction of Hesco Bastion Barricade

Hesco Bastion BarricadeThe company has just completed a major project for one of our key clients (Chemring Energetics Limited) based at the Ardeer Site in Stevenston. This involved the construction of a new "Hesco Bastion" Barricade system around an existing "Explosive Magazine" at the site. This was a critical necessity for CEUK in order that the new operation within the building was compliant with the new "Management, Safety, Explosive Regulations" (MSER). This barricade system is similar in construction to the systems deployed by the UK Troops whilst working overseas, hence the name given to the main UK Military Base in Afghanistan (Camp Bastion). CEUK have declared full satisfaction with the installation and our company looks forward to continuing similar commissions at the Ardeer Site and beyond.

April Newsletter

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SBS Ayrshire Limited has recently undertaken the highly technical dismantling, shipping, transport and re-installation of precision process equipment for CEUK a key UK Defence Industry Supplier. SBS were specifically chosen by CEUK to undertake this electro/mechanical engineering project, due to its highly skilled and knowledgeable workforce.

The work was undertaken to a very tight timescale thus enabled CEUK to minimise the actual down time of this production critical process. It is also anticipated by the company that through the success of this work SBS is well placed to undertake similar process critical precession engineering projects.


SBS Adds Landrover Defender To Vehicle Fleet

SBS has recently augmented its vehicle fleet with the purchase of a robust Landrover Defender. As well as being able to get to difficult and awkward locations the vehicle, when fully fitted out with a front winch attachment, will come into its own for pulling operations such as the installation or removal of underground electrical cables and for drawing or pulling equipment out of buildings for ongoing transport. In addition SBS will continue to look to enhance its capabilities through the acquisition of other specialist engineering and transport equipment.

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Selden Research Limited

In late 2010, SBS Ayrshire Ltd supplied two brand new storage tanks to Selden Research Limited, the UK's largest independent manufacturer of cleaning and hygiene chemicals for both professional and retail sectors. The demand for Selden's winter products soared last year and we are delighted to hear that the tanks had a lot of use!

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FG Wilson Generator Visit

Two of our personnel have recently returned from Europe having been on a site visit to update photographs and videos of the FG Wilson Generators that we currently have for immediate sale. The generators are in excellent condition and are maintained on a regular basis. With only 120 hours running time they are like new! The equipment is still in situ so you have the chance to witness the engines running. If suitable a full turnkey project can be provided by SBS Ayrshire. CALL NOW TO BOOK YOUR VISIT 01505 850229 !

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SBS recently undertook a strategic equipment dismantling project on behalf of "Nitrex" a commercial Nitrocellulose Manufacturing Company based in India.

This project involved the careful dismantling of a Cotton Linter Bale Breaking Machine, a Cotton Filtration unit and most significantly an Acid Pusher Centrifuge, which is to be refurbished before being transferred with the other equipment at a later date to India. The project also necessitated SBS being involved in close liaison with Nitrex together with BAE Systems (the original owners of the equipment) and Chemring Energetics Limited (the purveyors of the equipment on behalf of the Indian company).

The work was also accomplished at short notice and to a tight time scale to allow for the ongoing demolition of the facilities housing the equipment at the BAE Systems, Bishopton Site in Renfrewshire, Scotland.

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Equipment Sales

SBS Ayrshire have various items of process plant equipment and machinery in stock. Please check our Equipment Sales page as we update this regularly with new items.

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Orica Mining Chemicals

SBS have just returned from a visit to Orica Mining Chemicals in Norway. You can read about our visit here.

Orica Roburite

SBS Ayrshire has recently completed the decommissioning and dismantling of a major Commercial Explosives Emulsion Mixing Plant for the multinational company Orica Ltd, based near Wigan, England. This work was undertaken safely and to a strict time-scale as required by the company to allow them to despatch their own obligations to other parties at the site. SBS were in part selected to undertake this work by Orica through their proven track record in undertaking similar works for other clients in the major industrial business sector. SBS are continuing to actively pursue additional opportunities in this sector including the re-commissioning of the above facility for Orica.

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SBS Ayrshire, Process Plant Specialists

SBS Ayrshire Ltd are continually involved with the installation and relocation of process plant and machinery and storage tanks in the chemical, dairy, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, power generation, and other related industries. We continue to represent consistent quality service through the skills, experience, and expertise of our personnel. We pride ourselves on being flexible to deliver plant and equipment relocation, commissioning, decommissioning, dismantling, lifting, transportation, and asset solutions. No matter the size of your project, contact us for a competitive quotation for a complete turnkey project or single service provision.


Rossyew Fish Processing Factory

SBS is currently working on the final phase of the installation of a new three stage Falling Film Evaporator Installation at the Rossyew Fish Processing Factory in Greenock. The completion of these works will allow the facility to significantly increase productivity and reduce its energy costs. In addition to managing the build phase of the installation SBS, personnel have also been actively involved in the overall project management of the works. It is anticipated that once completed the new facility will provide Rossyew with a significant competitive edge in the Fish Processing Business and add to the already strong export potential.


Chemring Energetics, Ardeer

April 2011
Following on from the success of achieving "Preferential Contractor" status with Chemring Energetics at the Ardeer Site in Scotland, SBS Ayrshire Limited has embarked on a series of key rationalisation projects at the site for Chemring. These projects have initially involved the removal and demolition of redundant equipment and utility systems, which have already improved the visual and security aspects of the site perimeter. Following on from this SBS will be directly involved in projects to help Chemring improve its energy efficiency at the site by removing inefficient sections of the site steam distribution systems.

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Westons Cider of Much Marcle

March 2011
SBS Ayrshire have recently been successful in breaking into the provision of new storage tanks manufactured in Europe.

Two of our personnel had the pleasure of visiting one of the manufacturing facilities to witness the production of the new vessels.

One of our valued customers, Westons Cider of Much Marcle, recently took delivery of 4 brand new 32,000 litre stainless steel storage tanks.

At the end of March, our staff enjoyed a full tour of the Westons cider making facility. The main objective of this visit was to ensure smooth delivery and complete customer satisfaction after weeks of careful planning and implementation of transport timetables. We wish to thank all at Westons Cider for their hospitality.

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Food & Drink Business Europe

February 2011
Scotch Whisky distiller The Glenmorangie Company, which is part of Paris-based LVMH Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy, has just completed a £45 million investment programme designed to support the continuing growth of its highly successful premium single malt whisky brands – Glenmorangie and Ardbeg. SBS Ayrshire Ltd carried out decommissioning work at the beginning of the project in addition to purchasing and selling surplus assets. To coincide with completion of the works Food and Drink Business Europe recently published an article on Glenmorangie discussing their focus on brands building. Due to involvement in the project, SBS Ayrshire also proudly feature in the magazine.
View the article (PDF 900kb).

Loch Lomond Distillery

January 2011
Following an extensive rebuild, the SBS team have now completed the turnkey project which involved the removal of 8 redundant vessels and the installation of 8 brand new stainless steel storage tanks. This project is a key part of Loch Lomond Distilleries capital expenditure programme for 2010/2011 and will help them realise their future production targets.

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Storage Tanks

December 2010
The provision of storage tanks for customers and clients is a particular strength of the company. In the past 5 years the company has supplied a wide range of storage tanks to many different market sectors including industrial chemicals, the drinks and foodstuffs industries. Typically the company will procure tanks or arrange manufacture, set up the transport logistics and deliver them to their final destination in accordance with the wishes of the client. In recent times this has most noticeably included the arrangements for the shipment of of tanks to and from the UK to Continental Europe. This included a large shipment of 18 stainless steel that were made from Troon Harbour in Scotland to a destination port in Northern Norway. These tanks started life for the storage of concentrated nitric and sulphuric acid but were transformed by SBS Ayrshire into storage vessels fit for containing Cod Liver Oil.

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Ayr Races

November 2010
SBS were the proud sponsors of the nursery handicap stakes 6f race at the Ayr Race Course Gold Cup Ladies Day. SBS took great pleasure in hosting this corporate event with customers from past and present projects. Guests were treated to a 3 course meal and complimentary drinks throughout the day in the Roman Warrior Suite! The weather was glorious which added to the ambiance of the day. The event was profitable for all concerned... bets wise of course!

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Abnormal Loads

November 2010
SBS are specialists in the removal and relocation of abnormal loads and offer a full end to end service. Our engineers work safely and efficiently to remove large storage tanks on-site before loading them onto waiting lorries or cargo ships. Transport routes are surveyed carefully to ensure safe passage of items and at times police escorts are required.

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