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13th June 2019

Acoustic Enclosures for Tata Steel, Port Talbot

We are delighted to announce that we have been appointed by Tata Steel, Port Talbot to design, manufacture and install three Acoustic Enclosures with attenuators for their Sinter Plant on site.

Port Talbot Tata Steel Plant

We are delighted to announce that we have been appointed by Tata Steel, Port Talbot to design, manufacture and install three Acoustic Enclosures with attenuators for their Sinter Plant on site.

Tata Steel recently announced a number of multi-million pound investments at the site which included a life extension project on Blast Furnace 5, replacement of a steelmaking vessel and cranes within the steel plant, as well as improving the dust extraction systems to reduce any possible dust impact on the surrounding area.

Port Talbot Tata Steel Plant

All of these initiatives together, improve efficiency and future proof the site. In a recent interview with the BBC Hans Fischer, chief executive of Tata Steel’s European operations said: “What you see today in the blast furnace investment, we are committed to build on our future for the UK,” He added: “When you look to our production, more than 70% stays in the UK.”

The Sinter Plant that we are working on is designed to process iron ore into a usable material for the blast furnaces. The installation of the acoustic enclosures is for the three Sinter Plant fans which cool the combined material to allow it to be both transported and stored for usage within the production process on site. The enclosures are intended to reduce noise pollution from the plant and is part of Tata Steel’s ongoing effort to reduce any impact on the environment, and represents a positive investment which will also benefit the local community.

To avoid impacting the plant production, the Kimpton team will complete the site survey, preparation and installation during the two annual site shutdowns in May and September.

Kimpton Acoustic Engineers on Site

Tim Davis, General Manager of Kimpton Acoustics said “It’s a great project for the team and right in our sweet spot of skills and experience. We’ll be using all UK based materials for the enclosures, and all of our manufacturing is UK based too.

We’re frequently asked to provide noise mitigation for industrial plants – both for workplace noise, and to address wider noise pollution problems. Our experience with solutions for industrial noise is second to none, and as every project is unique our expertise grows every day!”

We’ll show you more about the project on this blog, once it’s underway.

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