Moffat Group Ltd Blog

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New Start – Liam Smith

Moffat Electrical Projects Ltd would like to welcome our new apprentice Liam Smith to the company. He is a local lad who left school last year and completed a year at college studying Electrical Engineering before jumping at the chance to become an Apprentice Electrician. We wish Liam all the best in his Modern Apprenticeship and hope he has a long and happy future here at Moffat’s.

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Its A Pass For Lewis!

Moffat Electrical Projects Ltd would like to congratulate Lewis Elder on passing his Final Integrated Competence Assessment and becoming a qualified electrician. We wish him all the best with his new trade and hope he has a long and happy career here at Moffats!

 

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Moffat Group Install Pioneering Viega Megapress System

The new Viega Megapress press connection system was specified by design consultants working at the complex site at the Rockvilla centre which is the new headquarters of the National Theatre Scotland (NTS).  The technically advanced system was an ideal solution, allowing the us install a new heating system into the complex site quickly, easily.

The £6.5 million development of the Rockvilla centre will be the headquarters of the National Theatre Scotland (NTS), allowing the theatre group for the first time to have its rehearsal and production activities under one roof. The building will consist of three rehearsal rooms, creative development spaces, a learning and community suite, production workshop, technical store, office space, meeting and social areas.

The Rockvilla centre required the installation of a new heating system within the 3,700 square metre space. For such a complex site, the consultants required a solution that was reliable and would help to reduce installation time.

Installed by Moffat Facilities Ltd in just five months, the system saves up to 60% of assembly time compared to traditional tube connection methods such as welding or threading – both of which can affect the integrity of the tube wall. The Megapress system also provides a clean connection due to its pressing function, meaning there is no excess cutting oil, metal swarf, hemp residue or jointing compound that would be used with traditional methods. Therefore valuable time was saved as the system did not require flushing to remove any residual installation debris.

The installation at the Rockvilla centre required 500 connections of the thick-walled steel fittings ranging from 15mm to 54mm, which was easy to achieve from Viega’s comprehensive selection of fittings ranging from ½” to 2”.

William Giplin, Mechanical Project Engineer at Moffat Mechanical commented on the installation: “Having worked with the system before, we knew just how easy the Megapress would be to use. Using a single press gun, the connections can be achieved in the most confined spaces – completing a full seal in a single press. With the large Rockvilla site and over 500 connections of thick walled steel tube to be made, this was crucial. We are so impressed with the Megapress system that we are continuing to use it on other sites.”

MBS Case Study for more information on the project.

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Refurbishment Works at Excelsior Stadium Get Underway

Refurbishment works get underway at Airdrieonians’ Excelsior Stadium in preparation for “The Wonderful Crazy Night” tour of Elton John.  The Moffat Group are excited to be part of this iconic evening and have started work on the electrical testing of the stadium to upgrade the facilities and ensure the best possible experience for all spectators.  Working closely with The Bell Group the stadium is having a complete refurbishment with teams of painters on site for the past few weeks.

Paul Hetherington, Excelsior Stadium’s managing director, told the Advertiser: “We have embarked on a redecoration programme to make sure that the stadium is looking its best so that it’s a good advert for Airdrie and the stadium as a venue – and to encourage other big acts to come to our town.

“I’m thoroughly looking forward to the concert itself. We have been working with Moffat and Bells over the past few weeks, two big Airdrie-based companies.  It has been all hands on deck and will continue to be so until the big day on June 24.”

Craig Moffat, managing director of Moffat Group, has offered his company’s services for free.  He explained: “The concert will be fabulous; it will be a great event for Airdrie. It has taken a fair bit of resources and time and effort to put it together.  I’ve know Paul [Hetherington] from school and when he asked us to help out I was happy to volunteer our services.  Overall we’ve had about half a dozen guys working on the stadium on all the electrical and mechanical work.

“We have helped to ensure that their safety standards are up to scratch.”

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New Start – Ryan McGuinness

Following the recent expansion at Moffat Group Ltd and recruitment drive for employees we are delighted to welcome Ryan McGuinness to the family.  He is a local lad who has just left school and we are supporting him through a 4 year national certificate in plumbing.

We wish him well in his future with the company.

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The Reel House Works Re-Start

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The works get underway again at what is going to be The Reel House on Renfield Street in Glasgow.  The iconic building which used to be the Odeon Cinema is being re-vamped and changed into offices.  Given the specific site and nature of the building there have been some challenges with partial closing of Renfield Street to allow for the materials to be lifted into position by cranes.

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Works continue on Sauchiehall Street

The ongoing works on Sauchiehall Street have resulted in a complete strip out mechanical and electrically of unit 23, above the Superdrug store.  The works have completed on this unit and moved onto the strip out of unit 24.   Working in such a prominent area of Glasgow town centre has had it’s challenges but the works have been successful and will allow regeneration of the shop facade giving an updated modern look to the popular shopping area.  Please click here for more information on this project.

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Bash Christmas Event

Moffat Group Ltd are proud to support the Bash Christmas Fundraising Event.  The Bash Fundraising Group work tirelessly to raise funds for 4 charities that are close to their hearts.  They support Home Start, Calum’s Cabins, DM Thomas Foundation and DEBRA.  The Christmas Bash raised £30,000 for the charities, giving each charity financial support of £7,500.  Please follow this link to find out more information on the wonderful work that these charities carry out across the UK.