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Nippon electric glass furnace rebuild

Nippon Electric Glass, one of the world's leading manufacturers of glass, has conveyed its recognition to Dominion as an excellent service provider and has highlighted its "exceptional" work in the execution of the work performed at their facility in Wigan, United Kingdom.

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Dominion was responsible for the demolition and complete rebuild of one of their furnaces, tagged No. 501, along with a number of ancillary works. The works had to be completed during a shutdown, so it was critical that all the teams on site worked together towards the common goal of producing product within the very tight schedule constraints with the furnace being the hub for all activities. The refractory work, completed in a five week period (demolition commencement to handover) was handed over on time, within budget with no lost time accidents. As well as the refractory works, Dominion also installed the gas and combustion equipment for the furnace operation and refurbished the plant in the forming area. The refurbishment of the forming area involved the dismantling and rebuild of the forming stations.

Project Data

Project Name:
Refurbishment of Glass Plant
Wigan, United Kingdom
Demolition & Rebuild of Furnace nº 501
Customer Name:
Nippon Electric
Owner Name:
Nippon Electric

This Project has brought to Dominion the opportunity to show how the different activity lines within E&C division can be integrated in a multidisciplinary construction package. Nippon Electric Glass highlights the expertise, knowledge and know-how shown by the Spanish multinational throughout its collaboration, and highlights the "exemplary attitude" of its employees in complying with all Health and Safety requirements. As they have also added that Dominion has done an "exceptional job" during this intensive construction project, in which more than 62,000 hours of work have been invested and in which up to 250 workers have participated in the busiest times. In his letter of recommendation, the general manager of Nippon Electric Glass in the United Kingdom, Brian Stewart, places Dominion among the four companies that have worked best in this project and he is committed to repeat their collaboration in the future.

Scope of work

Industrial Erection and Maintenance

Supply and erection of piping, mechanical equipment and steel structure; managed by Industrial Erection and Maintenance business unit

Industrial Linings

Supply and erection of refractory; managed by Industrial Linings business unit

Gas & Combustion Systems

Supply and erection of gas handling piping and equipment; managed by Gas & Combustion Systems business unit