Sheffield Forgemasters expands welding services

Sheffield Forgemasters’ welding capabilities are helping to create new markets by expanding the company’s portfolio to fabricate large components for the burgeoning offshore oil and gas sector.

The company, which has experience in the manufacture of large structural castings for offshore oil and gas platforms, has expanded its services to weld these castings into rolled steel sections, creating fabricated components that make final assembly easier for its customers.

Forgemasters recognised that the specialist welding skills required to successfully join the different elements of cast steel and steel plate are seen as a potential hurdle by some contractors, so the Brightside Lane business is now undertaking this complex work.