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30ft control room – shipping container conversion

Key Facts

Size: 30ft new container cut-down from a 40ft new ‘one trip’ shipping container
Use: Control room container
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Project Length:

The Conversion Brief

30ft container cut down from a 40ft new ‘one trip’ shipping container modified into a control room for the electrical engineering company, that required external and internal modifications. 

 

Breakdown of the Project

We were approached by an engineering company that required a container converted into a control room for their new site. The customer had seen various other projects that we had fabricated over the previous years, and provided us a specification to follow. The dimensions were critical for the container length as they only had a maximum size of 30ft, the dimensions for the modifications were also critical as the they needed to match entry points onsite. 

We cut-down a 40ft new ‘one trip’ shipping container to the required 30ft length and rewelded the ISO end on. The container had 4no. apertures cut along the 30ft length of the right-hand panel (these positions were critical as they were matching the onsite cable entry). We dressed the apertures with 50mm box section and bolted a piece of sheet that could be removed as a glance plate. Along the left-hand length of the container we supplied and installed a 10-point steel external opening personnel door that was towards the rear of the container. There was also an aperture cut from the container flooring and fitted with a removable glance plate for when the customer feed cables in. 

Internally we lined the container using 9mm melamine boards over 50mm rockwool insulation. We also added additional trim around the top and bottom, around the apertures and personnel door as finishing touches. The container was resprayed to the customers specified colour – RAL5010.  

Conversion breakdown

A breakdown of the modification that took place for the 30ft Control Room container conversion.

  • 30ft new container conversion, cut down from a 40ft new ‘one trip’ shipping container.
  • Personnel door was fitted on the left-hand side 30ft panel.
    • Fitted with Panic bar, also is lockable externally.
  • 4 no. letterbox apertures with removable gland plates.
  • 6mm ply lined internally.
    • Painted in white.
    • Over 50mm Rockwool insulation.
  • Aperture cut in flooring for cable entry with removable gland plate fitted.
  • Resprayed externally to clients specified colour – RAL5010.

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