BHC was successfully awarded the steelwork sub-contract from Robertson Construction for the erection of a £37 million Salmon Hatchery for Scottish Sea Farms in Barcaldine, near Oban.
Set to open in 2018, the onshore hatchery will supply smolts to 40 Salmon farms across Scotland’s West Coast, meeting the growing global demand while delivering significant sustainability benefits.
It was within BHC’s scope to supply, fabricate and erect the structural steelwork to form the multi-span portal framed building. Also, BHC was responsible for designing all steel-to-steel connection, designed per the latest edition of NSSS.
During the tender process, BHC conducted a Value Engineering exercise examining the main columns, rafters and bracing requirements using load criteria provided by the project Structural Engineer – Pick Everard.
BHC began erecting the 2,021 pieces of steelwork in February 2018 and completed the framework by the end of Summer 2018. While on site, BHC utilised our mobile cranes, access platforms and site squads, minimising our use of sub-contractors.