Case Studies

James Aiken Engineering Solutions is capable of tackling almost any type of fabrication work in stainless steel, mild steel, aluminium, copper and plastic. The combined fabrication and machine shops provide customers with the skills they require from one dedicated facility. Below are a number of recent case studies that James Aiken Engineering Solutions has undertaken.

Precision engineered grain silo ready for assembly

We were commissioned to produce an enormous self-standing grain bin, where each component part had to be meticulously engineered to achieve the perfect fit.

James Aiken raises the bar in power distribution frames

Much of our work is of the bespoke variety, where there is nothing readily available on the market to meet our customers’ needs.

High performance cyclone separator for sawmill

Our work comes in all shapes and sizes. This large cyclone is destined for a sawmill in central Scotland.

Rolls Royce stainless steel engine container

A power turbine company brought a stainless-steel container into our workshop and asked us to construct a replica to support a Rolls Royce turbine engine.

Free standing stair tower to access water storage tank

Scottish Water commissioned James Aiken Engineering Solutions to manufacture and install a 7.2-metre-high stair tower for engineers and operators to safely access a water storage tank at its Bluehills Service Reservoir in Aberdeen.

His Majesty’s Theatre Roof Vent

Aberdeen Performing Arts approached us to replace a damaged roof vent at His Majesty’s Theatre (HMT), Aberdeen which had fallen into a state of disrepair.

The cathedral church of St Andrew

James Aiken Engineering Solutions has been involved in many heating and ventilation contracts over the past 42 years, fabricating bespoke galvanized mild and stainless-steel HVAC ductwork for commercial and industrial buildings.

Lifeboat access and escape route for offshore platform

James Aiken Engineering Solutions was awarded a contract to build a lifeboat access walkway and secondary support framework for installation on an offshore platform.

James Aiken keeps local authority maintenance fleet moving

James Aiken was commissioned to modify 39 Renault Master vehicles with lightweight drop-side side gates to complement the tail gate, allowing workers to operate from three sides of the vehicle.

Control console for world’s first self-propelled air cushion barge

James Aiken was asked to design and construct a navigation console that provided the maximum level of awareness and ergonomics for operators to work in a safe environment.

Handling precious assets with the utmost precision and care

James Aiken was approached by NOV Tuboscope to produce an extra pipe-handling system for its yard in Portlethen to meet increasing demand in oil and gas work.

Weather hoods for military base to combat invading forces

James Aiken was tasked to fabricate 15 double (2.3m x 1.8m) and 19 single (0.9m x 0.75m) weather hoods, complete with insect and bird mesh ready for despatch to Poland for installation.

Energy solution engineering with modular hybrid energy power pod

Strength, power and reliability are needed for the solid frames which support mobile wind turbines and solar panels. A transportable, bespoke solution bringing renewable power to offshore and onshore sites.

Specialist parts for blood bikes charity

Transporting urgent medical supplies across the north-east calls for sturdy, reliable, solid, bepoke fittings for cars and motorbikes. North East Rider Volunteers Scotland turned to James Aiken for their unusual requirements which help them get on the road quickly and safely.

Dramatic exterior for Aberdeenshire property

A three-year labour of love, the house combines warm homeliness with state-of-the-art entertainment systems and futuristic aesthetics.

Spie Matthew Hall, Generator Access Platforms, Rubislaw, Aberdeen

James Aiken was approached by facilities management company, SPIE Matthew Hall to provide a safe means of access for electrical engineers to work on essential roof top equipment.

Scottish Water Pipe Bridge, Elgin, UK

Working on behalf of client Scottish Water, James Aiken Engineering Solutions was tasked with overseeing the repair of a vandalised pipe bridge cover within Elgin, Moray. The cover had also suffered significant corrosion resulting in it being unfit for purpose.

Baker Hughes Work Stations

Working closely with oil field services company Baker Hughes, James Aiken Engineering Solutions was enlisted to supply a series of new work stations within its Aberdeen facility.