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  • 2015 March 10 17:54

    Mersey engineering firm IPS delivers fan system upgrade for Stena Adventurer

    Merseyside engineering firm IPS Marine Fabrications has upgraded air-flow systems on a Stena Line ferry while it continued sailing between the UK and Ireland.
     
    The Birkenhead-based business carried out car deck improvements to class requirement on the Stena Adventurer operating between Holyhead and Dublin. IPS Marine Fabrications specialises in metal fabrication and insulation products. Its in-house services include surveys, design, manufacturing, installation and maintenance.

    The firm is led by directors Paul Smith and Peter Hillan. Mr Smith said the latest contract showcased the company’s bespoke design solutions and quick-turnaround fabrication services.  

    The new contract comes after a series of investments in the Mersey business. More than £150,000 has been pumped into metal fabrication facilities with a new brake press and drawn-arc stud-welding machines, while a further £20,000 is being spent on new tooling for construction hall machines.

    Mr Smith said the expansion will allow for larger volumes of work and encourage design innovation. In addition, five new engineers have been recruited in the past 12 months, taking the total staff count to 30.

    Based in Birkenhead on Merseyside, in the North West of the UK, IPS manufactures insulation products and steel and aluminium, with a particular focus on the maritime industry. It has in-house machining facilities and manufactures to custom requirements for fitting on-site. It undertakes work in the UK and worldwide. IPS manufactures a wide range of steel, mild steel and aluminium products focused on, but not limited to, the marine industry. Apart from the specialist requirements of the marine industry, we also manufacture for other industrial and commercial applications. IPS manufactures custom-made high temperature exhaust insulation pads and blankets as well as products for acoustic and structural fire protection to “A” Class. IPS can use its specialist skills, knowledge and expertise to assist with the design process if required.


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