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in Vol. 11 - May Issue - Year 2010
Riley Wins De-Commissioning Project From Large Aerospace Company



Cobham Mission Equipment is a world leader in flight refuelling systems

Riley Surface World has been selected by Cobham Mission Equipment for a large de-commissioning project at its Wimborne site in Dorset, UK.

Cobham is a global supplier of aerospace and defence systems and the market leader for air-to-air refuelling products.

In a series of strategic moves aimed at improving customer focus and creating an engineering centre of excellence, the company has gradually outsourced its manufacturing capabilities and recently announced its intention to scale down its building facilities.

Cobham has appointed Riley to de-commission its surface finishing facility at Wimborne and to dispose of all redundant plant and machinery. The de-commissioning project includes the dismantling of several metal finishing production lines and the safe disposal of chemicals required for the electroplating and other finishing processes.

CME spent £300,000 on the treatments facility in 2008 and this is reflected in the quality of the equipment which is now available for sale at the 4000 square metre site.

Riley is acting as the principal contractor, conducting a professional site closure plan and dealing with all necessary submissions to the Environment Agency in accordance with the terms of the PPC license.

Cobham chose Riley Surface World because of its expertise in this kind of operation, having undertaken many similar projects throughout the world.

Riley Surface World is also marketing all of the plant and machinery. There are production lines suitable for numerous electrolytic processes, including anodising, hard chrome and cadmium. There are also cleaning, heat treatment, wet paint and effluent treatment plants. Finally, there is a complete laboratory and a wide selection of ancillary equipment, making over 70 items in total.



For Information:
Michael Riley
Riley Surface World
Middlemore Lane West, Aldridge
West Midlands, WS9 8BG, UK
Tel. +44.1922.45.8000
Fax +44.1922.45.8001
E-mail: michael@rileysurfaceworld.co.uk
www.rileysurfaceworld.co.uk
 
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