About us

Fairport Engineering has an enviable pedigree of developing and delivering engineering projects for the Power, Biomass, Alternative Fuel, Coal, Quarry, Minerals, Cement, Advanced Recycling, Waste, Ports and other heavy industries. Formed in 1982, Fairport Engineering has a history of working with some of the world’s leading companies – Scottish and Southern Energy, Cemex, Saint-Gobain, Lafarge, Tarmac, RWE nPower, Hanson, EDF, Brunner Mond, Tate & Lyle, Imerys, ABP, Peel Ports, Lytag among them.

Fairport Engineering’s professional expertise is highly valued in developing bulk materials processing and handling projects from concept to handover, partnering with clients through the various project phases. Typical project values, acting as a Client’s Engineer, can be in the order of £100 Million with scoping studies of 200 man hours leading to full FEED assignments often in excess of 2,500 man hours that can be carried out on a standalone basis or in conjunction with implanted teams from the client.

All Fairport Engineering’s services are based on in-house, multi-disciplinary teams of experienced, professional engineers and managers drawn from an overall personnel resource of some 75 staff members. Insofar as staff experience and stability is concerned Fairport Engineering’s average staff age is 52 years and the average length of service is 15 years.


Founded in 1982 Fairport Engineering has developed over time to become one of the leading bulk materials handling and processing specialists in the UK. Key stages in this include:

Coal processing & handling systems for CEGB & NCB (1980’s)
Evolved by technology transfer into Quarrying & Cement (1990’s)
Acquisition based entry into Food, Chemicals & Powders (1990’s)
New patented technology leads entry into Recycling (2000’s)
Technology development facilitates specialism in Alternative Fuels (2000’s)
Environmental legislation drives expansion in Power & Cement (2010’s)


Fairport Engineering’s in-house resources, financial standing and technical awareness allow clients to gain significant benefit by being assured that their expenditure will be secure and achieve “life-time value for money”. An average annual turnover of £20,000,000 in the last decade, containing over 50% of repeat business, fully supports this statement.

Fairport Engineering’s in-house staff resource numbers some 75 staff members; over 60 of whom are professionally qualified in their respective disciplines; in-house technical capabilities include:

Process & Mechanical
Civil & Structural
Electrical & Process Control
Quality, Health & Safety
Construction & Commissioning
Management, Procurement, Planning & Cost Control

SHE & Quality

Fairport Engineering undertakes all its activities in an integrated “Total Quality Management” manner that aligns with ISO 9001, ISO 14000 and ISO 26000 together with those specific industry standards and guidelines associated with its core bulk materials processing and handling markets.

Fairport Engineering operates within the statutory requirements of proven quality, environmental and health & safety programmes, based on a professional education and training culture that actively embraces a corporate attitude and desire to continuously improve and deliver “Zero Accident & Harm” operations that also involves a high degree of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and awarded Gold Ranking by EcoVadis.

Fairport Engineering is committed to the UN Global Compact corporate sustainability initiative.

Fairport Engineering, as part of its programme of continual improvement, undertakes external assessment of these activities and is accredited by independent specialist organisations such as Avetta, Construction Line, CHAS and Ecovadis.

Professional Standing

As befits a long-standing professional organisation, Fairport Engineering and its staff are involved with many professional and industry bodies, including :

CISF : Cement Industry Suppliers Forum cisf.concrete.org.uk

I Chem E : Institution of Chemical Engineers www.icheme.org

I Mech E : Institution of Mechanical Engineers www.imeche.org

IoM3 : Institution of Materials, Minerals & Mining www.iom3.org

MES : Minerals Engineering Society www.mineralsengineering.org

MHEA : Materials Handling Engineers Association www.mhea.co.uk

MPA : Minerals Product Association www.mineralproducts.org.uk

SHAPA : Soilds Handling  & Processing Association www.shapa.co.uk

UKQAA : UK Quality Ash Association www.ukqaa.org.uk

For more information and to discuss your requirements call us now on 01257 484000