AJ Tensile News

University of the West of England Sail Canopies

Date posted: 15 January 2018
Posted in: Tensile Fabrications, Tension Structures

AJ Tensile Tension Systems Ltd was selected by main contractor BAM Construction to provide feature canopies to the walkway at the University of the West of England’s new Enterprise Zone in Bristol. The project consisted of the engineering, manufacture, supply and installation of five bespoke inclined triangular sail canopies to cover the walkway leading up to the Enterprise Zone’s main entrance. AJTTS’s sister company AJ Tensile Manufacturing Ltd fabricated the sails for the project.

This was AJ Tensile Tension Structures’ first project in partnership with BAM Construction, and was successfully completed on time and within budget.

 

Swansea University Cycle Shelters (Phase 1C)

Date posted: 15 January 2018
Posted in: Tensile Fabrications, Tension Structures

Following the successful completion of two previous cycle shelter canopies on the same Bay Campus development, AJ Tensile Tension Structures Ltd was awarded the contract for the third phase of redevelopment at Swansea University by main contractor Vinci Construction. This phase of the project consisted of the engineering, manufacture, supply and installation of two 8m x 6m double conic tensile fabric canopies from our standard range of products, complete with 28 stainless steel cycle stands. Fabrication of the tensile fabric was performed by sister company AJ Tensile Manufacturing Ltd.

Each canopy was installed over a three day period by three men, with a gap of five weeks between them to fit in with the overall site construction programme. The project was completed successfully on time and within budget.

Aberdeen Replacement Biogas Dome

Date posted: 15 January 2018
Posted in: Biogas Systems, Tensile Fabrications

Kelda Water awarded our Biogas company with the contract to replace an old biogas dome in Aberdeen that was originally installed around the turn of the millennium. This involved removal and disposal of the existing 1500 cubic metre dome, and the design, fabrication and installation of a brand new replacement, including new fans and associated hardware. AJ Tensile Biogas Systems Ltd engineered and managed the project, with sister companies AJ Tensile Manufacturing Ltd and AJ Tensile Tension Systems Ltd handling the fabrication and installation respectively. The removal and clean-up of the old biogas dome took three men three days and the installation of the new dome took three men five days, with all works completed on time and within budget.

Ladysmith School Entrance Canopy

Date posted: 15 January 2018
Posted in: Manufacturing, Tensile Fabrications, Tension Structures

BAM Construction approached out Tension Structures division to engineer, manufacture and install a feature entrance canopy to a brand new building at Ladysmith School in Exeter, Devon. The bespoke design includes tensile fabric attached to an L-shaped corner gutter to allow rainwater drainage, with an inclined and tapered cantilever column to provide the principle tensioning point of the canopy.

Completed in March 2017, the installation was completed over three days by two men, with the whole project delivered on time and to the agreed budget.

Welsh Water acquires Cardiff food waste recycling plant

Date posted: 3 January 2018
Posted in: Biogas Systems, Tensile Fabrications

Water and Wastewater Treatment Online reports that Welsh Water Infrastructure – a part of the not-for-profit Glas Cymru group which includes Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water – has taken ownership of a food waste anaerobic digestion (AD) and composting plant in Cardiff as part of its plans to further develop its waste and renewable energy business. AJ Tensile Biogas Systems designed, project managed and installed the fabric digester roofs, which were manufactured by sister company AJ Tensile Manufacturing Ltd. 

The plant was previously owned by Kelda Water Services, is located within the company’s Cardiff Wastewater Treatment Works in Tremorfa, and already supplies the site with renewable energy. With this investment in food waste digestion on the site, around 50% of the energy used by Cardiff Wastewater Treatment Works is now generated by the company through sustainable, renewable generation.

The major advantage of anaerobic digestion is that methane, which is produced naturally when the food waste breaks down, is captured and used to generate renewable electricity and heat rather than allowing it to escape to the atmosphere from landfill sites.

This latest development comes as Welsh Water continues to expand its use of renewable sources across wind, solar, and anaerobic digestion facilities. Around 23% of the energy currently used by the company comes from renewable sources – meaning it now produces more clean, green energy than ever before. With an average energy bill of around £41 million a year, Welsh Water plans to increase the amount of renewable energy it generates to 30% by 2020 which will help the company reduce its costs and keep bills lower for customers. 

Welsh Water Infrastructure Managing Director, Sonia McCorquodale, said: “Welsh Water is one of Wales’ largest energy users as the company uses a lot of energy to pump and treat water and wastewater. This latest investment will help the Glas Group to generate more renewable energy as we play our part in helping to manage the effects of climate change by becoming energy neutral by 2050.

“As a not-for-profit Group, we ensure that the gains we make go back directly into our services to benefit our customers, now and for generations to come.”

Cabinet Member for Clean Streets and Recycling, Cllr Michael Michael said: “All of our city’s food waste, which has historically been buried in landfill sites, is now treated at this plant where green energy is created from waste. As part of the sale, the terms and conditions of our contract remain unchanged and we look forward to working with Welsh Water, developing our established relationship as we both look to progress more, exciting renewable energy projects.”

Author: James Brockett, Water and Wastewater Treatment Online

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Winter is coming again, so up goes the tennis dome.

Date posted: 30 November 2017
Posted in: Uncategorized

It seems like only yesterday when spring had sprung and we were called in to deflate the Coolhurst dome ready for summer. Time flies like an arrow though and winter is almost upon us, so it’s that time of year again to give comfort and protection to the hardy cold-weather players. This time the dome is covering two of the club’s new clay courts rather than the hard surfaces of previous years.  

BioSpheres at Cardiff Docks

Date posted: 10 November 2017
Posted in: Uncategorized

This aerial view of Cardiff Docks takes in three structures from two separate projects, designed and project managed by our Biogas team and fabricated by our Manufacturing arm.

The projects are two 2,000m3 slab-mounted BioSpheres for Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water at their Cardiff sludge treatment centre on the far left, and a 32m diameter anaerobic digester membrane BioSphere roof for the Cardiff Food Waste AD plant in the lower centre. We like to think that both of these successful projects enhance the Cardiff scene..!

Testimonial from a happy Australian client

Date posted: 1 November 2017
Posted in: Uncategorized

91034-PM-COR-00002 – Testimonial

On a recent wastewater treatment plant digester lid replacement project, Eneraque utilised the membrane digester lids, fan blower assemblies and pipework supplied by AJ Tensile Fabrications.
AJ Tensile became the obvious choice of fabrication partner to deliver this project with for our gas holder needs early in the scoping stage of the project, providing competitive pricing, industry experience, helpful advice and backed up by a respected product.
I am happy to say that Richard, Raul, Rafael and the team at AJ Tensile satisfied our expectations, meeting their project commitments and delivering prompt service when we had installation or design queries surrounding the product. Eneraque have been able to proudly deliver, install and commission a ground-breaking Australian installation that the end client and builder have been impressed with, utilising AJ Tensile manufactured products.
Regards,
Noel Rosario
Project Manager

 

Vacancy: industrial sewing machine operator/seamstress

Date posted: 16 October 2017
Posted in: Uncategorized

We have an immediate vacancy for an experienced industrial sewing machine operator/seamstress based in our production facility here in Caldicot. Hours are flexible to suit demand during a normal day shift, averaging approx 16 hrs per week.

Please email neil@ajtensile.co.uk detailing your experience and availability.

Another huge BioSphere gasholder getting ready for export

Date posted: 6 October 2017
Posted in: Uncategorized

Our production facility is busy assembling a huge bespoke twin-skinned BioSphere gasholder for export to a client in the USA. Measuring 29 metres in diameter and with a height of 13 metres, this gasholder is one of the largest we’ve ever made a capacity of 5,500 cubic metres, and was assembled using high-frequency welding from 18 metre long panels of Type 3 reinforced Polyester/PVC membrane.