This support structure is one of Caunton’s more international projects – for the Total managed Ofon Oil Field in Nigeria. The company was working for some time on this order from Cullum for the Support Structure for a Rolls-Royce manufactured Combustion Intake and Exhaust. The project has involved all departments of Caunton at various times which included a works applied four coat paint system. In addition the structure was fully trial erected in Caunton’s yard .
The relationship with Rolls-Royce and Cullum goes back some while but most interestingly with another not dissimilar steel framework, the Test Bed Support Structure for the world-beating Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 Engine, which Caunton supplied to Rolls-Royce and Cullum in 2005/6.