Girvan Distillery

Shutdown complete at Girven Distillery

We recently completed a successful shutdown project at William Grant’s Girvan Distillery in South Ayrshire – one of the largest whisky distillery facilities in Scotland, and one of the most energy-efficient.

Working to a tight schedule across the weekend to ensure downtime was minimised and production back up to full capacity by Monday morning, our team of five was all hands-on deck.

The project included the installation of new feedwater, condensate, and spillback connections for a hotwell tank in the site’s steam system, as well as new service connections and alterations to the existing river water pipework, treated water tank and RO water tank, facilitating onwards development of these existing systems.

Marc Millar, Steam & Technical Project Manager at James Ramsay, said: “We organised and executed the job well as a team and a huge part of that is having a receptive, experienced and understanding client who knows what it takes to get these types of challenges over the line.  Good communication between us and the client was critical to ensuring the work was delivered efficiently, and we were really pleased to be working with the team at William Grant again.”

The shutdown project engineer at William Grant & Sons Distillers, said: “Shutdowns can be a stressful and chaotic time, and having a good team working on the site helps the business greatly.

“From planning to execution, every work scope was carried out to a highly professional standard.”

We have decades of experience working with steam systems and our qualified team of steam specialists is both knowledgeable and experienced in the most complex of systems across a variety of industries. Find out more about our steam work here.