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Second order for helicopter hangar

Published:  28 October, 2015

The Bristow Group needed a hangar to support oil and gas sector transport operations at Port Stanley Airport, Falkland Islands. The company reports it had been successfully using a Rubb hangar at Norwich International Airport since 2010. Bristow bosses decided a similar fabric structure would be the best solution to house three Sikorsky S-92 helicopters at Port Stanley.

The new BVE helicopter hangar facility measures 39.5m span x 45m long x 6m to eaves. It features a 30m wide x 6m high manual sliding door. The hot dipped galvanized steel frame is clad with an inner PVC skin insulated with encapsulated rock wool designed to achieve thermal efficiency as specified in UK building regulations. The outer PVC membrane completes the structure.

Technical sales engineer Andrew Maisalu said: “Rubb overcame various challenges to complete this project including extremely difficult weather conditions, remote site location and limited available access machinery to assist with the installation. However we were able to successfully complete the building, working closely with the local groundworks contractor.”

Rubb Buildings Ltd      0191 482 2211        www.rubbuk.com

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