Ramsay project for BP

Latest project by Ramsay Machine Works headed to U.S.

Jass Jackson-Puff

The latest work of art from Ramsay Machine Works will soon be on its way to Washington State.

The company recently completed its latest project — a coke rotor for British Petroleum. Grant Ramsey, vice-president, says the device was built in Sidney and will act as a cooling mechanism in the coal refining process. The coke produced by BP — and cooled by Ramsay’s rotor — will then be shipped to Japan’s steel manufacturing industry.

“It’s almost like art,” Ramsay said, “but it’s all made of steel.”

Project manager Jass Jackson-Puff says the unit is designed to withstand extreme temperatures as  molten coke pours in at one end and then runs through cool water.

He said Ramsay has been recognized as the best manufacturer of these units in the world for their longevity and quality.

The last time they built a series of coke rotors was approximately 10 years ago, he said.

Ramsay Machine Works, located in the West Sidney industrial area, is known for producing some interesting metal projects — including a very large coal conveyor that had to be shipped by barge out of Patricia Bay in three pieces.

Most recently, they completed a series of UFO-like grain hoppers. Down the road, Ramsay said, the company will be working on a contract for 13 towers, which also promise to be visually striking.

Ramsay added it’s through the support of the community that they are able to take on these projects — especially the Victoria Airport Authority.

To get the largest materials to Patricia Bay for transport, Ramsay must use the airport runway with permission and coordination from the VAA.

“There’s some neat stuff being done in Sidney,” Ramsay said, “and it’s being sent out all over the world.”

 

editor@peninsulanewsreview.com

 

 

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