H&V Fusion and Drilling have been sub-contracted to supply and install an FM (Factory Mutual) 315mm SDR11 and 250mm SDR11 underground sprinkler main to serve the site at GE Nantgarw. This was a particularly challenging job, not because to the materials or processes, but for the terrain, logistics and the time contraints to ensure we complete the installation with minimum to no interuption of any on site requirements.
GE Aviation Wales specialises in the maintenance, repair and overhaul of a range of commercial jet engines. The facility, based in Nantgarw, just north of Cardiff, occupies over 1.2 million square foot of workshop space and has two state-of-the-art engine test facilities.
GE Aviation Wales has over 1,400 employees including ~70 Apprentices and ~40 Interns, making it the 2nd largest company in Wales and the largest industrial company in Wales.
The site specialises in three GE and GE joint venture engine types including the GE90, the world’s most powerful aircraft engine, the GP7200, the engine that powers the Airbus A380, and the complete range of CFM56 engines, the world’s most popular aircraft engine.