Just Jane Lancaster Bomber

Combined lifting frame and jig for a Lancaster bomber

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Combined lifting frame and jig for a Lancaster bomber

Just Jane Lancaster Bomber

Just Jane Lancaster Bomber

The Lancaster bomber ‘Just Jane’ is based at the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre at East Kirkby. During the Summer months visitors can take a ‘taxi’ ride around the airfield in the bomber, however the end goal is to restore Just Jane to airworthy condition again.

They are now three years into a ten year restoration project to get a certificate of airworthiness from the Civil aviation authority, which will allow Just Jane to return to flight and become the only the third flying Lancaster in the world.

Part of this winter’s work is to remove the rear fuselage and thoroughly inspect the condition of all the ribs. It will soon be re-assembled to the rest of the aircraft for this summer’s taxy run season, then next winter it will be returned to the jig to have any corroded ribs replaced and all the aluminium skin replaced.

Intelect Engineering in Grimsby were asked to design and build a combined lifting frame and jig to lift the rear fuselage section off its temporary trolley and fix it in a position so it could be worked on safely. There are multiple support beams at each end to allow beams to be removed as required to allow access to all the fuselage and it still be supported. Any removed members must go back in exactly the same position.

Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage are hoping to be open this summer (COVID-19 permitting) to offer a 'tail down taxy ride' on the world famous Lancaster Bomber - the only place in Europe you can get on board the iconic aircraft!

https://www.lincsaviation.co.uk/store/lancaster-taxy-rides/

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Upgrades to Intelect’s Engineering workshop in Humberside

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Upgrades to Intelect's Engineering workshop in Humberside

Intelect have been busy upgrading and improving their workshops at their Grimsby site in Humberside, with the addition of a new five tonne overhead crane, six large fabrication bays and some specialist pipework equipment.

The ongoing investment plans accross all Intelect sites reflects the needs of our customers and our desire to deliver the best possible service, whilst ensuring our staff are kept safe.

Overhead crane

The installation of our new overhead crane will be a welcome addition, increasing both the capacity of what we can work on and the safety for our staff.

The crane will be put to work immediately, on a project we have recently won, to manufacture and assemble steelwork for a company in the chemical industry.

5 tonne Overhead Crane

5 tonne Overhead Crane.

Fabrication bays

The new fabrication bays, lined with 34 metres of flame retardant curtain will increase our manufacturing capacity, reduce the risk of cross contamination between materials or inadvertent exposure of personnel to hazordous environments.

Fabrication Bays

Fabrication Bays with Jasic AC/DC welding plants.

Specialist pipework equipment

Achieving the best possible results comes from knowledge, experience and equipment, our Pipe Welding Division Supervisor, Paul Hurst recently sourced the following equipment to improve productivity in the preparation and welding of pipework.

  • Pipework bevelling machines (8 inch to 16 inch pipework). providing a perfect bevel for the welder.
  • 4 new Jasic AC/DC welding plants, water cooled, capable of 315AMPS.
  • Welding turn table, remotely turns pipe reducing the need to stop and start welds.
Pipework Bevelling Machines

Pipework Bevelling Machines, Welding turn table.

 

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Business Continuity

Helping our Customers to maintain Business Continuity

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Helping our Customers to maintain Business Continuity

Business Continuity

At an uncertain time where we are seeing unprecedented changes happening daily across the world, we want to reassure our valued customers that we are on hand to help provide them with business continuity measures, should they be required.

With our knowledge in the food and beverage manufacturing industry stretching over 20 years, as well as having a dedicated department for the utilities sector, we want to remind our customers operating in these industries that we have the knowledge and capabilities to provide specialist support at this challenging time.

By now, many businesses are likely to be feeling the strain that COVID-19 is having on all industries and sectors. As a business, we feel it is only right that we come together to overcome these difficulties.

Here at Intelect, we want to work with our customers to offer our services in these times of need to ensure business continues, especially in vital industries such as food and beverage manufacturing and utilities, which are specifically critical at the moment.

From now, and for the foreseeable future where possible, we will be providing our existing customers with the following services to ensure business continuity:

  • Help with labour shortages.
  • Electrical maintenance.
  • General maintenance.
  • Mechanical support.
  • Urgent callouts.
  • Shift cover.
  • E-learing.

The wellbeing of our staff remains a priority, with regular communications and an online portal being set up to ensure that we can support them as best as we possibly can. We are adhering to all Government advice, and we are regularly consulting the WHO (World Health Organisation) for further updates.

We will continue to monitor developments closely, and check, modify and update our plans in accordance with Government advice. Our customers can remain informed by visiting the ‘News’ section of our website, as well as via direct communications.

Should you have any further questions, or if you would like to make an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact the main switchboard on 01642 878784. A member of our team will then direct you to the most appropriate member of the management team.

signed

Francis Cormican
Managing Director

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Grimsby engineers

Intelect brings new jobs and investment to Grimsby

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Grimsby engineers

One of the North’s fastest growing mechanical engineering and electrical firms has launched a new division based at Grimsby.

Intelect Engineering has occupied an 8,000 sq. ft. former BT workshop and office complex on the South Humberside Industrial Estate and in so doing has already created 20 new jobs with more to follow in the next few months.

The expansion into the Humber region by the parent group, Middlesbrough-based Intelect UK, has been backed by an investment of around £1m and will be welcomed as a rare piece of good news for the South Bank economy.

The group is in the process of completing a £4m-plus five-year expansion programme at its Riverside Park, Middlesbrough, headquarters, where the workforce has grown quickly in recent years to its current total of more than 100.

A recent recruitment campaign attracted almost 500 applications, mostly from people working in the engineering sector in North East Lincolnshire.

Director Phill Bodsworth, self-confessed "Grimsby through and through", said: “Intelect is one of the most progressive companies in the electrical and mechanical engineering sector and it sees the Humber region, especially the South Bank, as an area of opportunity.

"Much of our work will be concentrated on serving the food processing and manufacturing industry, both locally and further afield, and with that in mind we have hand-picked a number of applicants with impressive levels of knowledge and experience gained from working in that sector. Some of them have more than 25 years experience in the industry.

"We will also be working with the pharmaceutical and chemical sectors, both very important to the economy of North East Lincolnshire, and we hope that by putting together a team of people who have top quality skills, lots of experience and local knowledge we can provide a valuable service to other local businesses without them having to look outside this region.

“North East Lincolnshire has had its fair share of knocks in recent months but we hope Intelect’s investment and job creation will go some way to reversing this trend. Certainly, we plan to move forward at pace with this new division, creating new jobs as we go. We have already created 20 jobs and we expect this number to double before the end of the year.”

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