LEMCO Featured Structural Steel Projects: Seaflower Pelagic Processing (Pty) Ltd, Walvis Bay, Namibia, Factory 13700m²

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In 2016 The National Fishing Corporation of Namibia (Fishcor) set out on a project to build a new horse mackerel processing facility in Walvis Bay named Seaflower Pelagic Processing (Pty) Ltd.

LEMCO was selected to assist with the concept and design through to the manufacturing and physical installation of the new Seaflower processing facility.

“When contracted we immediately scheduled a concept meeting to understand Seaflower’s needs. The requirements of the client was a fast track programme. Designing from a blank canvas, it took us 7 days to produce the initial 3D design, using one of the worlds most advanced structural steel detailing software brands, Tekla Structures. After the design was further refined and signed off by Seaflower, LEMCO was ready to start with the manufacturing of components.” Andries Laubscher, CEO of Lemco Holdings commented.

Walvis Bay, Namibia’s coastal environment is highly corrosive due to the prevailing winds, airborne salts and the frequent fog, so construction materials had to be chosen with care. LEMCO selected Aluminium roof sheeting together with their galvanised hybrid steel structure which would withstand this harsh environment.

Once the design was approved LEMCO’s construction team were on site within 3 weeks laying the concrete bases for the 13700m² project. Within a further 7 weeks LEMCO had fabricated and transported all steel sections required to site. It took LEMCO only 8 weeks to erect the entire steel structure for The Seaflower Factory, completing the project at a phenomenal speed while keeping to all health, safety and quality standards.

All in all, the new Seaflower Pelagic Processing plant was a successful project that allowed LEMCO to showcase their expertise in the Design and Supply of Factories, Distribution centres and Warehouses as well as their effective processes to achieve the shortest possible lead times.