Pearlgreen Engineering encourages other firms to follow its example with accreditation

December 30, 2014
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Pearlgreen Engineering is calling for other metals fabrication and engineering firms to be CE (Conformite Europeenne) marking accredited after becoming one of the first metals engineering firms in the region to do so.

The leading engineering and fabrication firm has made the plea to other businesses after a change in legislation in July this year made it a legal requirement under BS EN 1090 for all metal used in structural construction and engineering projects to be CE marked.

Under new laws, all such metals must pass certain quality controls to ensure that product is fit for use anywhere within the European Union. The approved standard is recognised across the world and is mandatory through product groups and types within the European Economic Area.

After a vigorous training and preparation process to gain its BS EN 1090 accreditation, Pearlgreen Engineering now has dedicated CE marking quality co-ordinators and highly experienced welding ambassadors. The ambassadors have introduced fully compliant new manufacturing procedures in-line with the stringent CE Marking standards.

Pearlgreen Engineering Director Tony Schultz said: “The necessity to comply with CE marking standards is now vital within the engineering and construction sectors of our business. It reassures our customers that the highest quality materials and workmanship will be put into any project we undertake. The consequent documentation we can now provide allows projects to be fully inspected, signed off and insured by all relevant parties.

“We are delighted to be an accredited business which complies fully with this standard as we can now give our customers added confidence that all our engineered metals meet the highest standards possible.

“We are calling on other UK engineering and fabrication firms who work within the construction industry supply chain to gain BS EN 1090 accreditation. Open book transparency combined with the assurety that projects conform to relevant standards is at the very core of our business.”

In addition to the CE Marking accreditation, Pearlgreen Engineering is also one of the few firms in the country to achieve a BS EN 1090 accreditation in aluminium, which is notoriously difficult to obtain.

Pearlgreen Engineering received a grant from the GROW Offshore Wind fund towards gaining the accreditation due to its work with onshore/offshore energy firms such as Kelvin Energy and DONG Energy.

The fabrication and engineering firm plays a key role in creating metal structures used within land based elements of wind turbine fields as well as providing other components used in the wider supply chain of the renewables sector.

Pearlgreen quality coordinator Dominic Rumble, who led the drive for accreditation on behalf of Pearlgreen, worked alongside the company’s welders and fabricators to develop a system which satisfies and exceeds the stringent CE Marking standards.

Dominic said: “Our role in the renewables and construction supply chains meant it was vital we comply with the law and ensure that we are providing companies with the assured quality expected by customers worldwide.

“Pearlgreen Engineering’s customers are already delighted to hear that we are complying with these standards as it gives them further confidence that their projects will be finished to the highest standards.”