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Off-Shore Workshop Container Conversion

Key Facts

Size: 20ft new ‘one trip’ shipping container
Use: Off-shore workshop container
Location: Off-shore
Project Length: 4-weeks

The Conversion Brief

Off-Shore workshop shipping container conversion; converted from a standard 20ft shipping container. Modifications included internal ply-lining, custom workshop fixtures, with 3 tier shelving. Once complete the Workshop was shipped to their off-shore base.

Breakdown of the Project

We were approached from an engineering company that was looking for a workshop that could be easily moved offshore. The concept was to build on-shore then transported to their off-shore base to be used as the workshop for repairs and builds to take place in the workshop. We spoke with the client and asked for specifications for the design for their workshop, this was so we could quote for the internal and external modification and give the best price. The workshop was converted from 1no. 20ft new ‘one trip’ shipping container, that was converted to their specifications.

The internal modifications started with the whole of the inside of the shipping container being ply lined throughout, it insulates the workshop container conversion a little as well. (The ply lining internally makes the workshop not feel like a shipping container when you are inside the workshop.)

Conversion breakdown

  • 20ft new ‘one trip’ shipping container – 20ft x 8ft x 8ft 6”.
  • External cable entry point aperture dressed with box section including lift up secure hatch.
  • Aperture cure in the rear 8ft corrugated panel that required to be temporally covered until the customer received the container on their vessel.
  • Internally the container was ply boarded over 50mm rockwool insulation.
    • An aperture was cut in the rear 8ft panel to match the aperture cut in the corrugation
  • PVC curtain install behind the cargo doors.
    • (Designed to keep the rigours of sea travel, as the workshop container was on a vessel. They wanted to keep the cargo doors open while in use but keep water out during the sea travel).
  • Internally along the right-hand side 3-tier heavy-duty shelving was installed spanning the length of the container.
    • Fabricated from angle box section.
    • 18mm ply boarding shelves.
    • Bolted to the container floor.
  • Internally along the left-hand panel a work bench was installed spanning the length of the container.
    • Additional storage shelf installed.
    • Fabricated from angled box section.
    • Bolted to the container floor.
  • We supplied a secure tool storage box between the shelving and work bench.
  • Externally the container was resprayed in white – RAL9005.

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