Goodwin Steel Castings

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Goodwin Steel Castings Limited
Type Limited company
Industry Engineering
Founded 1883
Founders Ralph Goodwin
Headquarters Stoke on Trent, England, UK
Key people Richard Goodwin (managing director)
John Goodwin (Chairman)
Steve Birks (Director and general manager)
Bernard Goodwin (Production Director)
Steve Roberts (Technical Director)
Brian Quinn (Sales Director)
Products Machined steel castings
Services Bespoke heavy engineering
Website www.goodwinsteelcastings.com

Goodwin Steel Castings Limited is a heavy engineering firm located in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England. The company specialises in the production of large, bespoke, machined steel castings.

History[edit]

Pouring molten charge from the furnace into the ladle

Goodwin Steel Castings has been a supplier of machined castings since 1883. The foundry, with 180 employees, is supported by its sister company, Goodwin International Ltd, located 5 km away which carries out machining, fabrication and assembly work on the castings produced by the foundry. The Goodwin machine shop employs some 270 people in its modern CNC machining facility.

Goodwin Steel Castings Ltd, part of the engineering group Goodwin PLC, is the foremost independent producer of high alloy and high quality integrity castings in the United Kingdom.

The company has been in the casting industry since its formation in 1883. It is one of the 10 oldest companies listed on the UK Stock Exchange.[1]

In 1984 Goodwins was the first steel foundry in the world[2] to be awarded accreditation by the British Standards Institution to BS5750 (now ISO9001) for casting production and also for the computer simulation of casting feeding. In 2006 the company was awarded the Queen's Award for International Trade.[3]

Capabilities[edit]

The company specialises in cast parts for suppliers to the engineering, nuclear, oil, petrochemical, and process industries worldwide. Materials supplied include carbon, low alloy, stainless steel, heat resistant, duplex and super duplex stainless steels and super nickel alloys.

They supply machined castings from 200 kg to 10,000 kg as single pieces and up to 18,000 kg as fabricated single components. Welded assemblies up to 50,000 kg can be supplied.

Steel and nickel alloys are melted in the electric arc furnace and can be processed through the AOD refining vessel.

Applications[edit]

Goodwin castings are used in a variety of projects. Some of the more high profile projects are listed below.

Tsing Ma Bridge – Hong Kong

Bridges[edit]

Pelamis Wave Energy Converter

Structural/Architectural[edit]

Power Generation (including Nuclear)[edit]

Other[edit]

Development[edit]

Goodwin have been heavily involved in Nickel alloy development programs for fossil fuel power plants for Advanced Super Critical Applications (A-USC). These projects include:

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