16MN Horizontal Aluminium Extrusion Press and Associated Plant, O/No. 301-65570, c.1993

Order 301-65570 for Lama Petroleum Ltd., for Syria, c.1993

Celebrating the signing of the contract! Present L - R; John Bancroft - Associate Director F & P; Dr. Awad Ammora - Chairman of Ammora Industries; Roger Beard - Managing Director F & P; Eng. Eyad Ammora
Supplied by John Bancroft
The 'team' at the start of a celebration meal near the end of the visit. L-R: Roger Beard (F&P); Sam Edwards (Edwards Handling Gear); Chris Eames? (Mechatherm); George Claridge (F&P); ?? (?); ?? (Galvasol?)
Photograph by John Bancroft
The 'team' half way through the celebration meal. Enough said !!!
Photograph by John Bancroft

This major order for a 16MN Aluminium Extrusion Press commenced at the beginning of 1993, that included the project management, supply, installation and commissioning of the major elements comprising an aluminium extrusion plant capable of producing 3000 tonnes/year of extruded profiles.


The first photograph records the signing of the contract at the offices of Lama Petroleum Ltd., Admirals Way, Canary Warf, London on the 20th Jan. 1993.  The value of the order was £2.85M.


The extrusion press was delivered to Damascus on a low loader by Richard Dunkerley transport and the remaining equipment was supplied in 40′ 0″ open top containers.


Following installation of the plant during 1995 and subsequent commissioning, a delegation of key people representing the suppliers travelled to Syria on 15 Jan. 1996, for 7 days, to review and undertake remedial work on all aspects of the plant prior to signing-off at the end of the warranty period. The second and third photographs on this page record the people on that visit.

Regrettably, not all the names have yet surfaced!



Many other photographs were taken of the plant and its condition and some of these are included as separate pages, as follows: –


Click here to see photos of the ‘Fielding’ 16MN Aluminium Extrusion Press.

Click here to see photos of the ‘Edwards’ Extrusion Handling equipment.

Click here to see photos of the ‘Mechatherm’ Log Heater and Hot Log Shear & sooter.

Click here to see photos of the ‘Mechatherm’ Ageing Oven & Die Oven.

Click here to see photos of the ‘Galvasol’ Anodising Equipment.

Click here to see photos of the ‘Robopac’ Wrapping Machine.

Click here to see photos of the inside of the factory.

Click here to see photos of the outside of the factory.

Click here to see photographs of equipment.


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Click on the hyperlink to see other Notable Orders from the 1990s

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