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Isleburn (Dunfermline office)

Isleburn is one of the UK’s largest and most respected manufacturers of equipment for the international energy industry.

Widely-regarded as a world-leader in the manufacture of bespoke equipment for subsea oil and gas projects, we also have a highly successful track record in the topside and power and process sectors. Our experience and expertise is increasingly in demand from companies developing offshore renewable energy devices.

We work with operators and installation contractors around the world, who recognise our proven ability to deliver value and reduce risk in projects of all sizes.

Established in 1982, Isleburn is based in Scotland and is part of the highly successful Global Energy Group. We have extensive modern facilities around the Cromarty Firth, in the Scottish Highlands, Aberdeen and Fife enabling us to offer a manufacturing capacity that is unrivalled in the UK

Services and features

Isleburn is a major fabricator of topsides and subsea pipework and structures within the Oil & Gas and other energy industries. We also operate in the mechanical design, manufacture and installation of various pressure vessels, storage vessels, silos, site storage tanks, pre-assembled units, steel structures, skid units, heat exchangers, condensers, evaporators, columns and pipework systems. Our vision and strategy includes growth and increased market share within the topside and renewables industry, which is supported by our long-standing experience, track record and move to acquire the largest fabrication Nigg yard on Cromarty Firth, Scotland.For more information on this, please contact our Sales Director, Jack Murray on +44 (0) 1383 49 641

Facilities: Isleburn has numerous fabrication facilities across key strategic locations in Scotland which adds value and flexibility to many of our key Clients.

Processes: Isleburn is fully accredited to BN EN ISO 9001 and BN EN ISO 14001 with a robust and efficient Quality and HSE management system. All processes and procedures work under the standards and guidelines of 9001 and 14001.

People: At Isleburn, the key to our success is the quality of our people.Including trades, engineering and management personnel, we employ around 1,000 people across our facilities and are firmly committed to ensuring our workforce remains the best in the business.One of our Core Values stipulates Being People Pioneers – and that is because we care about our people, for all their hard work, motivation, passion, knowledge, skill and contribution they provide to our business and our clients. Our commitment is to return the favour by providing a safe, enjoyable, and above all, rewarding work environment, where our people can feel encouraged developing both on a professional and personal level. Keeping ahead of change requires knowledge, competency and constant training - a standard that Isleburn exceeds. With Investors in People accreditation, our training department not only identifies mandatory training requirements, but also researches additional courses and modules that can motivate our people and better our business. Assuming individual responsibility, employees are also encouraged to take ownership of their training and development needs, in line with expectations of both the employee and the company. Isleburn offers support and commitment to realise these plans.From apprenticeship programmes to leadership programmes for our senior management, clients can be assured of high levels of competency, quality and safety.

Technology: Isleburn is a leader in innovation, robust systems and technology. We have competent and qualified I.T specialists and a dedicated team to ensure our technology is fitting with our strategy and robust system infrastructure that enables to us to provide Clients with safe and high quality output. To date, Isleburn operates its own in-house Project Management and ERP systems to ensure a project is carried out effectively from start to finish incorporating all important aspects from commercial, HSEQ, orders, clarifications and close-out/follow up.

Special skills: Maintaining Isleburn’s position as the largest manufacturer in the UK subsea sector demands a level of competence from all personnel that ensures we consistently deliver to what is a very demanding market.Our ability to deliver is enhanced by, and benefits from, our workforce’s multi-skilled capabilities in structural fabrication, pipe work, instrumentation, mechanical and electrical engineering.The majority of subsea projects involve varying levels of structural fabrication – from 10 tonne skid unit frames up to 400 tonne subsea manifolds. With in-house blast and paint capability, Isleburn are well placed to manage and deliver the sizeable projects that combines integrated structural, piping and coating scopes. The size, locations and load out capability of our facilities provide capacity to build modules up to 10,000 tonne.Process pipe work in the subsea sector is designed to extremely high specifications – making Isleburn experts in fabricating pipe components of ranging materials.On a day-to-day basis, we weld carbon, duplex, super duplex, stainless steel and inconel clad pipe work. Isleburn also have internal resource, capability and competency to perform pressure testing using our own in-house equipment.With remote or automated control capability standard in many of our projects, we have developed an excellent capability in small bore welding and instrumentation work. Such capability enhances our ability to timely deliver the more complex subsea projects.

Previous work

Wind energy

Isleburn has assembled, erected and loaded out two of the world’s largest wind turbines for the Beatrice offshore wind demonstrator project off the east coast of Scotland.

Oil and gas

Isleburn has manufactured small, medium and large scale equipment for various clients and tailored requirements. Examples include BP Andrew Towheads, Petrofac West Don Midwater Arches, Shell Shearwater Compression Module


The drive to increase renewable energy generation has seen us become a manufacturer of choice for companies developing offshore renewables devices.
We have led the field in this sector, building a number of wave and tidal generation devices and also assembling and erecting some of the world’s largest offshore wind turbines.

We played a key role in the fabrication and assembly of Atlantis Resources Corporation’s prototype AK1000™, the largest and most powerful tidal power turbine built to date.

In 2010 we also completed work on the PowerBuoy prototype wave energy converter, built for Ocean Power Technologies. The device was fabricated in four sections at our Nigg facility.

Other successful renewables projects include fabrication of the first Oyster wave energy device for Aquamarine Power and a tidal prototype for OpenHydro. We also assembled, erected and loaded out two of the world’s largest wind turbines for the Beatrice offshore wind demonstrator project off the east coast of Scotland.

Our facilities include large-scale fabrication and assembly capacity at Nigg yard, on the Cromarty Firth, which has been identified as one of the key sites in the Scottish Government’s National Renewable Infrastructure Plan (NRIP). Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond, described Nigg as the “best deep-water site in Europe.”

Our experience, strategically located facilities and capacity see us ideally placed to serve this important emerging market as it develops further. Our commercial and project management teams are highly experienced in working in partnership with developers to identify the best solutions, deliver on budget to tight schedules, while maintaining the highest safety and quality standards

Quality accreditations/approvals

ISO 9001: Isleburn is accredited to BN EN ISO 9001

ISO 14001: Isleburn is accredited to BN EN ISO 14001

Company: Isleburn Ltd

Industry: Oil & Gas, Renewables,Petrochemical, Process & Power

Isleburn is seeking OHSAS 18001 by year end 2011

Services offered

  • Heavy fabrication
  • Light fabrication
  • Pipework fabrications
  • Subsea structures
  • Tanks/ vessels

About this supplier

Isleburn (Dunfermline office)
Pitreavie Business Park
Evanton Industrial Estate
Queensferry Road
KY11 8UE

Contact: Jack Murray, Sales Director
Tel: +44 (0) 1349 832 000
Fax: +44 (0) 1349 832 001

Market sectors

  • Oil and gas
  • Onshore wind
  • Subsea
  • Wave and tidal

Typical project values

  • Less than £100k
  • £100k-£500k
  • £500k-£1m
  • £1m-£10m


  • IIP Investor in People
  • RoSPA Gold Award

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