North Lincs Engineering in Grimoldby has celebrated its 50th anniversary.
The company began life in 1963 as Diesel and Mechanical Engineers and for a while also operated some civil engineering equipment for pipe laying and thrust boring. Generator plant removal and re-installation soon became the main activity and was kickstarted by the installation of a small Blackstone Generator for Douglas Chapman who manufactured transformers in a factory in Eastfield Road. The installation in Louth connected NLE with an international diesel engine and generator dealer in Nottingham who asked if the company could dismantle and pack various engines and generators that he was buying and exporting. This was a great opportunity which soon involved travel overseas to reinstate engines and generators in ships and power stations. The company has continued to provide this service throughout the years, the biggest contract being the removal of 650 tonnes of generating equipment from Athens and the reinstallation in Jiangmen, China, to supplement the Chinese grid system. The scope of activities has expanded to include engines up to 3000HP to drive car shredders and automation of power stations, travel last year alone involved nine different countries.
Power station installation has been carried out in many other countries such as Pakistan, Nepal, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Turkey, Israel, Iceland, Italy and even the Isle of Sark. The company has had the dedicated support of Peter Lammin for the last 48 years and it was with great appreciation that they celebrated 50 years of continued business along with Peter’s retirement.