The Bridon Neptune Quay facility is nearing internal completion according to the current plan from Tolent. The large pits, steel and cladding are complete and the civil work inside the building is also finished, which has allowed for electro-mechanical installations to begin. There is still a degree of work to complete externally, and the practical completion date is anticipated in May.
SKET have shipped the first components of the strander, and the installation crew are now on site and have begun construction work. The closer is progressing well, and is on track for pre-shipment inspection in stages by mid-June. Kone are also on site finalizing the installation and commissioning of the overhead cranes, with the exception of one 6.3t crane on the socketing tower, which will be installed during August. In addition to this, a construction safety service company has been engaged to help manage the installation work over the summer, who have begun gathering information from key suppliers.
Testing of the new range of multi-strand ropes is taking place, with full results expected in June. The commissioning ropes for Neptune have been entered in the production planning system, with wire availability planned for July.
Candidates for all key positions on the Bridon Neptune Quay operations team have been identified and their training is in full swing. Planning for the launch event is underway in tandem with specialist event organizers.