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Bespoke 45ft High Cube Tunnel Container

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Size: 45ft high cube tunnel container
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The Conversion Brief

A bespoke 45ft high cube tunnel shipping container that was built from a 40ft with 5ft added to the rear of the container. This container modification involved removing 1 set of the double doors, extending the container by welding in an extra 5ft section, and re-attaching the end/door section.

Breakdown of the Project

We were approached by our client looking at a New ‘one trip’ 1no. 45ft high cube Tunnel shipping container. We do sell specialized shipping containers however in a tunnel container we only sell new ‘one trip’ high cube tunnels in 40ft and 20ft sizes, with constant communication with the client we said we could convert a 1no. 40ft high cube container, and add the extra 5ft to create the shipping container the client was looking to purchase. Not only was the client wanting the 45ft high cube Tunnel container fabricated they were wanting 2 personnel doors added along one side.

With the 45ft high cube tunnel needing to be fabricated from a 40ft and the extra 5ft, the end of the 40ft tunnel (one set of double doors) was cut off and the extra 5ft was welded in its place to create the desired size container, the double end doors that were cut from the 40ft high cube were then re welded in place at the end of the 45ft to create the tunnel and allow both sides to have double doors.

Along both sides of the tunnel there was apertures welded in place that were put in place to the clients specification, they were put in place for the clients electrical equipment and then the client would drill through the apertures to connect the electrics together and the water piping that is needed for the client. We made sure the apertures were to the exact size for the electrical equipment as it needed to be precise.

Conversion breakdown

  • 45ft new high cube tunnel container – 45ft x 8ft x 9ft 6”.
    • Fabricated from standard 40ft new ‘one trip’ high cube shipping container, with the end removed and an additional 5ft with cargo doors welded together to form a 45ft length.
  • steel 10-point personnel doors fitted in the right-hand corrugated panel.
    • Raised 300mm.
    • Dressed with 50mm box section.
  • Various size square apertures cut along both 45ft lengths.
    • Dressed with sheet steel.
  • The external container was resprayed in white – RAL9010.
  • The container was no longer cargo worthy due to the modification to form the 45ft high cube new tunnel container.

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