Steppe Metal Powder (SMP) is a metallurgical facility in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. They produce copper, brass and bronze powder from high-grade metal inputs, which are an essential element in the manufacturing of gears, spark plugs, mobile phones and more.
As Mongolia’s first high-tech metal powder fabrication plant, SMP had the potential to pave the way for new industrialisation opportunities and contribute to the development of the country – allowing them to compete in the global markets. With all these socio-economic benefits at stake, they needed an M&E contractor they could trust to design a safe, environmentally friendly facility and install all this cutting-edge technology.
Thomas Halliwell were initially contracted for the design of the plant’s M&E systems. But after valuing their expertise in niche M&E design and engineering, and their years of experience in the industrial environment, SMP then asked Thomas Halliwell to consult and send their highly skilled UK workforce to the site to carry out the fit-out – before bringing them on board as principal contractor for the project.
Once initial consultations were completed, the team supported the client through the design process, and created the full design specifications of the plant and small power plant.