Engineering their future


October 15, 2014

Seatrax (UK) Ltd, manufacture and delivers to the world’s offshore and marine industry with a range of products from AP1 2C kingpost cranes designed for numerous offshore applications , drill ships, and accommodation/lift barges to semi-submersibles and fixed platforms and quayside locations.

Widely recognised for high standards of operational safety, robustness of design and cost-effectiveness. Projects are planned with detailed schedules, risk assessments, safety plans, method statements and quality plans which are all customer driven.

Aware of the importance of investing in the future Seatrax (UK) Limited, based in Great Yarmouth, approached Nexus Engineering to commission a 3D scale model of one of their flagship cranes. Two 6th form students, James Hunt and Will Utting in Year 11/12 at Wymondham College, Norfolk, relished the opportunity to work alongside such a prestigious company.

Keen to work in the world of Engineering, James and Will, set about emulating Seatrax’s work ethic by producing carefully planned schedules, timescales and costing and sourcing of material for Seatrax. Taking 4 weeks to build, with a 3D print time around 150 hours. The model crane, complete with fully working, boom, turntable and lifting hooks was delivered to Seatrax on time and on budget.

The model will be off to exhibitions in Singapore and China later this year as a centrepiece for Seatrax’s trade stand. As the model crane travels the world, it is hoped that future orders will come to fruition for even more Nexus learners.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to allow students to experience project management and to be privy to commercially sensitive information, working with substantial budgets. The end result being, an amazing product for the client and a great addition to James and Will’s learning portfolio.” Keith Loveys, Centre Manager Nexus Engineering.

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