Updated: Nov 14, 2022
Steel or metal fabrication is a broad specialization. Technically, it is not a trade which regular welding companies or contractors can fulfill. It involves not just one or two but multiple operations that requires precision and expertise. It applies processes with high complexity to create value-added products essential to mining, energy, automotive, construction, medical, transportation, food, and all other business industries that exists.
Shortlisting and finally choosing the best candidate for a steel fabrication job is crucial as far as successful project completion is concerned. This is because successful completion does not only mean finishing a project on time, it follows accomplishing a project safely within schedule, within budget, and compliant to specified quality and standards.
Luckily, ESC got you covered and here’s why you should not just consider but rely on us.
With a global capability of producing over 300,000 metric tons per year of steel products and structures at various locations and sites around the world, ESC provides one-stop solutions for projects of all scales and requirements. We employ not just state-of-the-art equipment and machineries but the most skilled and qualified labor assets that gets them into work. Below is a showcase of some of the capabilities of ESC's prequalified mills:
In terms of structure types:
One of the criteria that qualifies a metal fabricator is its capability to design and formulate engineering solutions for different project specifics. A metal fabricator should be able to work with drawings, translate drawings and specifications to shop drawings, and design a project from scratch if necessary including undertaking field investigation works.
ESC Engineers are from a wide range of backgrounds, including aerospace, mechanical, civil, offshore oil & gas, nuclear, renewables and more. ESC’s engineering skill sets includes:
1. Engineering Calculations
2. 2D and 3D CAD drawings
3. Design Software such as Finite Element Analysis
4. 3D visualization and animation
5. Material Engineering including Quality Tests
When combined, ESC fabrication facilities and logistics assets sums up to the following statistical figures:
300,000 mT Annual fabrication capacity in total more than 15 factories
5,381,955 ft2 (500,000 m2) covered fabrication working shop areas
1,076,391 ft2 (100,000 m2) covered blasting and painting working shop
21,527,821 ft2 (2,000,000 m2) open yard area in total more than 15 factories
800T gantry crane
2500 mT lifting capacity of floating crane
1800 mT per work piece can be handled and load vessel directly
328.084 ft (>100 m) long work piece can be handled and load vessel directly
26,247 ft (8000 m) waterfront shoreline with more than 20 berths for international vessels
With ESC’s well-established facilities in United Arab Emirates and China, and its vast global sales and logistics network, the Company has been providing structural steel fabrications around the world for more than 30 years. Our track record in different continents and regions demonstrates a hard-earned success and recognition as characterized by a wide variety of project types and magnitudes – from small components to large structures. Some of our accomplishments are as follows:
Key Structural Steel Fabrication Projects:
Islington Warehouse (Australia)
International Container Terminal (Philippines)
Bridge Spuds & Ornamental Steel Structures (Philippines)
Hundreds of Marine Projects in Asia, Africa, North & South America, Europe, Australia, and even in the Antarctic Region. It includes Harbors, Jetties, Shipyards, Docks/Berths, Quay Walls, Seawater Intakes, Oil & Gas Platforms, Underwater Pipelines, Offshore Structures, Water Channels, Flood Control Projects, and many more.
Hundreds of other types of structural steel fabrication projects involving Foundation Solutions, Cofferdams, Earth-retaining Systems, Reclamation Projects, Tunneling Systems, Sewerage & Drainage Systems, Tanks, Excavation Support Systems, Strutting Systems, Bridges, and many more.
Hundreds of global projects utilizing fabricated materials such as sheet piles, pipe piles, combi-walls, trench sheets, trench shields or trench boxes, marine bollards, marine fenders, tie rod & connectors, struts, and so many more.
ESC’s complete list of projects can be viewed at www.escglobalgroup.com/project
ESC and its prequalified factories offer a diversified set of international certifications enabling it to undertake complex projects around the world in adherence to country and/or region specific standards. The certifications cover special fabrication, welding, testing, quality management systems and corrosion protection systems.
American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)
Europian Union (CE)
ISO 9001, 14001, OHSAS 18001
American Welding Society (AWS)
China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment (CNAS)
American Petroleum Institute (API)
Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB)
Australian Certification for Reinforcing Steel (ACRS)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
International Zinc Association (ZINC)
American Welding Society (AWS)
American Society for Quality (ASQ)
American Society for Non-Destructive Testing (ASNT)
Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society (CMES)
International Institute of Welding (IIW)
Institution of Mechanical Engineers
LEAN Six Sigma
Project Management Professional
Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC)
Society of Manufacturing Engineers
North American Excavation and Shoring Association (NAXSA)
National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA)
World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure (PIANC)
Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC)
Deep Foundations Institute (DFI)
Pile Driving Contractors Association (PDCA)
ESC products are produced and designed in accordance with the latest international standards (ASTM, AS/NZ, BS EN, DIN and more) as well as ISO 9000 Quality Management Systems.
ESC's global network is well positioned to serve its customers with a group of strategically located offices in more than 20 countries in the following regions:
Asia & Middle East
Australia & Oceania
Canada & USA
We offer clients a dedicated project engineer for every work order, who is the focal point for communication and technical queries. This make project management more seamless and hassle-free to the client. We understand the need to interact closely with contractors, design consultants, owners and other project stakeholders.
ESC’s proximity and complete list of offices can be found at www.escglobalgroup.com/contacts.
Prices differs from fabricator to fabricator, obtaining quotations from many providers and comparing the provisions in details is always an advantage in understanding the real extent of the project. The best metal fabricator for a specific job won’t necessarily have the lowest price or the biggest name in the business, there are parameters to look at instead when comes to identifying a company that can provide competitive proposals or prices:
Proposal adapts to available budget and comes up with a sound, practical solution without sacrificing any of the project essentials.
The fabricator has wide influence and material purchasing power
Knows standard and realistic prices within the industry
Can devise and explain the most cost-effective approach for all kinds of projects
Has complete control of shipping and logistic operations including costs
ESC’s reputation is built on excellence and commitment in providing high-quality, efficient, and cost-effective solutions. We are capable of providing competitive prices by adhering to engineering innovations and advance technologies that enhances safety and product quality, reduces unnecessary operational costs, and creates added value to our products and services.
TO WRAP IT UP
The purpose of planning and scheduling is to eliminate or reduce possible risks that may occur in the implementation stage. In any case, selecting a company which has the experience with your type of project is a smart decision
This is simply because a well-experienced company is always a step ahead among others in identifying, avoiding, or dealing with implementation surprises and turnarounds which can be really painful and costly.
At ESC, we don’t say we are the best. But we say WE’VE BEEN HERE FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS AND WE KNOW HOW IT IS DONE.
Please don’t hesitate to reach us at our office nearest to you. At ESC, we say “YES” and “NO” with CONFIDENCE.