Product: Spearfish Torpedo Hull Sections- Newburgh produced five of the eight hull sections that make up a Spearfish heavyweight Torpedo.
Contract value: £2.4m over a three-year period.
Newburgh’s investment included procurement of a CNC twin pallet horizontal machining centre, CNC vertical turning machine and CNC Co-ordinate measuring machine in temperature controlled environment.
Newburgh was processing a number of operations on these parts to assist our customer in getting back onto delivery program. Our customer could not produce these parts to specification with their existing plant and were looking at the feasibility of investing in new facilities. Newburgh suggested that we set up a cell for manufacture of these parts; this would enable the customer to solve their problems without capital expenditure.
After producing a detailed cost model for the cell and identifying the correct machinery, equipment and processes we presented our proposal to the customer. A contract was negotiated which justified our investment and gave the customer guaranteed security of supply. We brought deliveries back onto program and produced what the customer described as “the best hulls ever”.
Product: Storm Shadow Cruise Missile
Contract: Contract value is £8m over a four-year period.
Storm Shadow is a newly developed European designed and built Cruise Missile. Newburgh produces the main body of the missile plus various smaller parts, which are assembled to the main body prior to delivery.
Newburgh invested in the region of £1.2m in setting up a bespoke facility for manufacture of these parts. Purchases include 3off CNC machining centres, the largest being 8 metres in length, CMM inspection machine, automated fluorescent dye penetrant inspection facility and painting and slush coating facilities.
Newburgh had the capability to produce the prototype parts in our existing core machining facility. We suggested to our customer that cellular manufacture was the correct route for future production quantities. After producing a detailed cost model for the cell and identifying the correct machinery, equipment and processes we shared this information with the customer. A long-term contract was negotiated which justified our investment and gave the customer guaranteed security of supply. The cell is now fully operational and product quality is outstanding with deliveries continually to program.
Product: Large stringer fuelling components for the UK’s fleet of AGR Nuclear Reactors.
Contract: Contract value currently circa £2m per annum.
Investment: £2m in a dedicated manufacturing facility.
Newburgh Engineering has been providing product for Westinghouse since the AGR’s were built in the 1970’s meaning that we have been supplying this particular product for over 40 years and for 20 years in our dedicated manufacturing cell in Bradwell. This long-term agreement has guaranteed product supply for our customer, whilst allowing Newburgh to invest heavily in cellular manufacture in order to supply the highest level of product quality and service for the duration of the contract.
Product: Bloodhound SSC 1000mph car
Association: Newburgh Engineering is a product sponsor of the Bloodhound SSC project in their attempt to break the land speed world record. Bloodhound SSC is a pioneering research and development programme in the UK, created to design and build a supersonic car that will break the 1000mph barrier. Newburgh Engineering have been heavily involved with the educational aspect of the project, teaching students about the research, design, build and testing of the car throughout many schools in the region through our very own network of Bloodhound SSC Ambassadors. As a core value of Bloodhound SSC and Newburgh Engineering, education and engagement for students in projects such as this is integral and critically important for the sustainability of the industry.
As Vincent Middleton (MD) explains, "We are delighted to be product sponsors of the Bloodhound SSC project. This is a high precision venture, in which we have the capability and expertise to deliver the required product performance and will ensure complete product integrity. Our team of highly skilled engineers are extremely excited about working on this iconic project and we all can’t wait for Bloodhound SSC to make history”.
Bloodhound SSC will be attempting the World Record in South Africa in Summer 2015.
Product: Man of Steel
Association: Newburgh have collaborated with talented local sculptor and former engineer, Steve Medhi on his project 'The Yorkshire Man of Steel'. Sitting pensively on an 18 metre coal-like plinth, the privately funded 30 metre Man is a representation of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and a celebration of the thousands of coal and steel industry workers in the South Yorkshire region. Newburgh Engineering will be helping convert Steve Medhi’s concept into reality over the next couple of years by assisting building the 30 metre Man, taking the project from its current stage of design through to completion. The sculpture will be situated on the Rotherham-Sheffield border at the side of the M1 with over 65 million people viewing ‘him’ every year.