Skip navigation

Gloucestershire Business News

Engineering group flying high with record deal

A Gloucester engineering company has won a £2 million deal at the new Airbus testing facility.

Group HES of Innsworth has landed a record contract with construction company Galliford Try, to supply four large ring mains at the new Airbus Wing Integration Centre (AWIC) in Filton.

The AWIC facility will be a development and testing centre for wing innovation in aircraft, as well for other large structural aircraft parts. Airbus will also open the facility up to other companies and universities, with its innovative, highly flexible and easily adaptable environment.

Group HES has secured the contract to supply, build and install the hydraulic ring main system, with four rings, which will power the machinery in the new AWIC centre, that Galliford Try are building for Airbus.

The project involves system design, manufacture of hydraulic power packs, electrical and control panels, on-site installation and commissioning, including over 1km of pipework. The company's previous investment in 3D CAD is invaluable in this project, as they can easily plan, design and manage the process.

Group HES will be investing £150,000 in special purpose machinery to end-form large bore high pressure pipes, to be able to offer up to 10" pipework. This will expand their abilities for future projects requiring larger bore pipework.

The group says it is proud to have won this record contract and is excited to be part of improving wing safety and innovation. Work has already stated on the project with the AWIC facility set to open in 2018.

Pictured: The winning team at Group HES

Related Articles

Uber and out of London

Taxi company Uber will not have their licence renewed by Transport for London, it has been revealed.

Click here for more details

County students scoop seats to hear Hillary Clinton speak at festival

Students and school children from all over Gloucestershire have scored seats to hear Hillary Clinton speak at the Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Click here for more details

Two-county NHS merger could mean job losses, claims union

A health union has spoken of its concern over news of the Gloucestershire and Herefordshire NHS merger.

Click here for more details

Solar panels go up on to the roof of Gloucestershire County Council

Another high profile rooftop solar installation is underway for Gloucestershire company, Mypower.

Click here for more details

Copyright 2017 Moose Partnership Ltd. All rights reserved. Reproduction of any content is strictly forbidden without prior permission.