Contractors building new warehouses in a remote area of Scotland were quick to make corrosion protection a top priority.
Infrastructure on the isle of Islay, in the Inner Hebrides, is subject to some of the harshest weather conditions in the UK.
So when the famous Bruichladdich whisky company wanted to increase storage capacity near to their existing distillery, there was only one obvious solution.
Contracted by construction giants Robertson Central West, manufacturing firm Robinsons called on Scottish Galvanizers Ltd to ensure more than 700 tonnes of structural steelwork will stand the test of time.
And the company used the impressive capacity and unrivalled facilities of its Glasgow site to ensure the project was turned around very quickly.
Vast amounts of steel were soon on the island, enabling construction of the bonded warehouses to begin on schedule.
Ryan Brown, managing director of Robinsons, said: “Bruichladdich focuses on making single malt by hand with an age-old technique that includes maturing the whisky in a coastal environment.
“The remote location of the isle of Islay and the frequently bad weather conditions there presented a challenge.
“We manufactured a considerable amount of steel for the project and needed to ensure it will be protected for many years to come.
“Scottish Galvanizers did a great job in not only processing such a weight of work with great quality but also in turning it around so quickly.”
Work on the three-celled building will be completed in Spring – increasing the capacity of the distillery to around 100,000 casks.
By Wedge Group Galvanizing Ltd