The MCBO Blog

This large project for a longstanding client required our complete boiler installation services from the design phase through to the commissioning of two new boilers. Work included the removal of the existing boilers and pipework and the installation of two new Byworth YSX6000 boilers and ancillary equipment.

Byworth YSX6000 BoilersAfter carrying out the maintenance on the existing boilerplant for over 15 years, when it came to upgrading to the latest in steam boiler technology McEwen’s were ideally placed to offer sound advice from the outset of the project through to its completion.

We’ve had a busy 12 months at our Pennine works, travelling the length and breadth of the UK, from the south coast to the Isle of Skye, undertaking large scale installations, sensitive plant removals and the full spectrum of boiler repairs, servicing and maintenance. We’ve even been below stairs at Buckingham Palace.

In a move away from their more traditional work, McEwen Boilermakers recently completed the fabrication and installation of large riveted steel plate oven fascias in two of TV chef Jamie Oliver’s prestigious restaurants in London and Brighton.

While oven fascias are not exactly the kind of work you would expect a boilermaker to undertake, company director Alasdair McEwen explains how McEwen’s proved the perfect choice for the job: “We were contacted by Du Boulay Contracts Ltd, who were fitting out Jamie Oliver’s Italian restaurant in Brighton. They informed us that Jamie had requested a traditional riveted steel plate fascia for the wood burning pizza oven and wondered if it was something we could fabricate.

A problem resulting from the findings of a boiler inspection last autumn has brought a happy conclusion for the trustees of Bancroft Mill at Barnoldswick.

Bancroft Mill's Cornish BoilerDuring the Spring of 1997, boilermakers from H.A. McEwen (Boiler Repairs) Ltd replaced the entire bottom shell plates of Bancroft Mill’s 1912-built Cornish boiler. This resulted from the boiler inspector condemning the underside of the boiler shell and also requesting extensive specialist welding repairs (reclamation of wasted metal by welding) on the furnace tube. This work was undertaken at McEwen’s Farling Top Works in North Yorkshire. During the ensuing 14 years, since the boiler was reinstalled and returned to providing steam for the William Robert’s cross compound mill engine, the insurance inspector’s 12-monthly general examination of the boiler, and particularly the underside of the shell plates, had revealed no problems.