G R Carr (Essex) Ltd
Direct employees
Turnover (reported)
Nuclear Contracting Tiers
Tier 2: Systems Integration Organisations
Tier 5: Processors & Fabricators


  • Achilles UVDB Verify Cat B
  • CE Marking / EN 1090
  • ISO 14001:2015
  • ISO 9001:2015
  • OHSAS 18001 Now ISO 45001

G R Carr (Essex) Ltd

Pipework Systems & Seals

Steel Fabrications including - Mechanical engineering services and coded welding


G R Carr specialise in the fabrication, welding, coating, and installation of Pressure Pipework and Structural Steelwork to EN1090-2 EXC:4 for the Nuclear and Petrochemical Industries. A Tier 2 contractor at Hinkley Point C working on projects for the Nuclear Island as well as site wide, we have a 4.5 acre facility based in Basildon, Essex, from which we carry out our offsite fabrications and modular solutions in a wide variety of materials. Also offering other services such as maintenance, repair, trial assembly and labour supply, we are accredited to ISO 9001, 14001, OHSAS 18001, EN 1090-2 EXC:4, and Achilles UVDB as well as being members of the British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA), The Industrial Coating Applicator Training Scheme (i-CATS) and the Steelwork Construction Institute (SCI).

Products and Services

Product Sector
Access Ladders Stairs & Platforms Nuclear Civil
Coatings Paints Protection Processes & Systems Nuclear Civil
Desalination Equipment Utilities
Equipment Engineered Nuclear Civil
Fabrication Hi-integrity & Complex Structures including Heavy Nuclear Civil
Fabrication Med-integrity Structures Nuclear Civil
Pipework Fittings & Spools Petrochemical & Refining
Pipework Supports Petrochemical & Refining
Pipework Systems including Seals Petrochemical & Refining
Steelwork including Mezzanine & Gantry Systems Nuclear Civil
Structural Components Building Nuclear Civil
Structural Fabrications Nuclear Civil
Welding & Welding Systems Nuclear Civil

Site Facilities

Shop Floor

2020m2 Our 4.5 acre manufacturing facility (18,200m2) consists of: Office Area - 1,350m2 Piping Workshops - 1,500m2 Steelwork Workshops - 520m2 Heated Paint Spray Pen - 216m2 5m High Shot-Blasting Pen - 80m2 Hard Standing - 16,500m2 Undercover Storage - 400m2

Welding & Cladding

Capability Swing Length Width
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Min: - - -
Max: - - -
Manual Metal Arc Welding (MMA) Min: - - -
Max: - - -
Metal Active Gas Welding (MAG)Waveform controlled DIP & Pulse Transfer as well as FCAW Min: - - -
Max: - - -

Inspection / Testing

  • Pressure / Hydro Testing

Recent Work

Buncefield Reconstruction Project

Industry: Petrochemical
Scope of Work: Installation of Plant, 10 km of Pipework, Pipe Supports and Steelwork, including Tie-ins to existing.
Client: B.P.A. Amec/Foster Wheeler
Value: £12,070,000
Duration: 3 Years
Supply of materials, fabrication and installation of piping, steelwork & pipe supports. Installation of plant. Removal of redundant. Site management/planning/safety functions etc. Hydrotesting, NDE, Protective Coatings, RAMS, Lift Plans and lifting operations. Site surveys & producing isometrics as required.

Colnbrook Rail Loading Upgrade

Industry: Petrochemical
Scope of Work:
Installation of new aviation rail loading facility incorporating tie-ins to existing lines. Supply, Fabrication and installation of 20no Stainless steel aviation fuel loading and unloading skids. Fabrication and installation of aviation fuel main and modification to underground sump. Civil works to underground pipeline.
Client: CLH-PS
Value: £1,550,000
Duration: 4 Months
Principal Contractor for sump modification works, including own Confined space SSOW. Supply of stainless steel and carbon steel materials, fabrication and installation of piping, skids, steelwork & pipe supports. Confined space working. Removal of redundant Plant and Piping. Hydrotesting, NDE, Protective Coatings, RAMS, Lift Plans and lifting operations. Managing Civil sub-contractor.

Hinkley Point C - Structural & Pressure Equipment Fabrications

Contracted as a Tier 2 supplier to a principal Tier 1 for the Main Civil Works (MCW) contract at Hinkley Point C since 2019, we are engaged in multiple packages to supply fabricated and welded structural and pressure components in austenitic and duplex stainless as well as carbon steel which we also coat.
Variously required for the Nuclear Island as well as site-wide, the work falls under more than one grade of quality of which the highest is Quality Grade 1 and that includes control of activities that are defined as QRA’s in that the work forms part of the construction of Safety Classified Structures which can impact Nuclear Safety.
Components for these packages have so far ranged in size from small (under 1 meter in length), up to approx. 6.5 Tonnes - 2.5m x 3.5m x 1.5m.
In addition to the fabrication of products, our nuclear engineering team 0liaises with the principal Tier 1 by supplying technical and subject matter expertise in helping to develop future work packages by writing technical briefs and raising technical queries as well as taking part in convergence meetings with the site licensee.

Beckton Desalination Plant - welding and installation

Industry: Water/Desalination
Scope of Work: Fabrication, welding and installation of super duplex stainless steel 1.4410 and supports, steelwork and equipment for the first desalination plant in the UK.
Client: Thames Water / Acciona Agua
Value: £2,300,000
Supply of materials, fabrication, welding and installation of piping, steelwork, pipe supports and vessels. Installation of plant. Site management/planning/safety functions etc. Hydrotesting, NDE, Protective Coatings, RAMS, Lift Plans and lifting operations. Site surveys & producing isometrics as required.