Bombardier Inspection

During the July Shutdown period Cimpina's maintenance crew were deployed to isolate, prepare, inspect and test the Bombardier C Series Autoclave, Belfast. Numerous other maintenance works were carried out over the range of Bombardier sites at Hawlmark, Newtownabbey and Airport Road. The works covered a range of metal and plastic equipment and included: • pipework [...]


Petrochemical Valves

Hardfacing or Overlay welding increases the corrosion resistance of petrochemical Valves. Our client, CRANE Energy, utilises our coded welding expertise in this arena for nearly 25 years developing over 15 hard facing procedures in this time. During July we’ve been back at our clients Belfast site, hardfacing various parts of the valves prior to final [...]


Process Pipework

Diageo is one of Northern Ireland’s leading manufacturers and globally the leading premier drinks company employing around 26,000 worldwide. Northern Ireland has four Diageo sites and the Cimpina maintenance team is involved in their upkeep alongside Veolia. During May & June our maintenance team has installed new stainless steel sampling connections on the pasteurisation system [...]


Sub-Con 2015

Early June saw Sub-Con at the Birmingham NEC Arena, a trade show dedicated to companies within the sub-contracting business. Cimpina visited this time to meet others in the engineering supply chain. We met with profilers, equipment manufacturers, stockists, and fixings suppliers. Of special interest was the seminar by David Downs, Engineering Director for Aircraft Carrier [...]


Nottingham Hydro

Bespoke fabrication is one of Cimpina’s key strengths and over the past year we’ve been supporting Newmills Hydro(now Your Hydro Ltd) on their various projects. Their latest and largest hydro scheme to date is at Holme Pierrepoint on the River Trent, Nottingham. We’ve been making various items the largest of which is a 17m long [...]



In June Cimpina has invested almost £10K in the latest design and fabrication software - Solidworks Premium 2015. The ability to dry fabricate everything from process pipework to structural steel is crucial to the manufacturing side of Cimpina. If we can speed up the design and manufacturing process this will help to drive down final [...]


Humber Offshore

Towards the end of May/beginning of June - Cimpina has fabricated 3nr Formwork Structures for the Green Port Hull (Humber Estuary) Development scheme. This scheme represents one of the largest infrastructure investments for the renewable offshore wind energy sector. Our client will use the formwork as the template to create numerous identical concrete blocks which [...]


Simon Community

In May the Simon Community hosted a themed 1940's Gala ball 'Guys & Dolls' at the Titanic Centre, Belfast. Supporting this worthwhile cause some members of Cimpina's management embraced the theme resulting in much surprise with the owners winning the best dressed couple award. (Robert & Jacqueline McCarroll - pictured right). Paul Hamilton (Cimpina’s Business [...]


Survitec C02 Tank

Formerly known as RFD, now under the umbrella of Survitec, the manufacturing site in Dunmurry is a centre of excellence for Marine and Aviation survival products. For over 20 years Cimpina has supported RFD/Survitec in maintaining parts of its plant and equipment. Recently we’ve returned to repair following inspection a 6 Ton CO2 tank. The [...]


Orkney Tidal

For over 4 months Cimpina has been fabricating various items relating to the anchorage system for the world’s largest tidal turbine (Scotrenewables’ SR2000 project) to be located at the European Marine Energy Centre(EMEC) Orkney. (The turbine itself is nearing completion at Harland & Wolff, Belfast.) EMEC is the world’s only accredited testing facility for wave [...]