Concept Development

Whether you are a main consultant or an end-user, SCX Special Projects’ passion, expertise and solution-focused approach can help you to understand the risks, optimise the efficiencies and realise the possibilities of a project, in order to turn your mechanical handling and moving structure challenges into solutions.

Whether as part of an overall solution or a stand-alone study, SCX Special Projects develop concepts to solve even the most complex of handling problems, analysing the costs, benefits and manufacturing practicality of ideas.


ELT concept design
Moving helicopter landing pad concept

Our unique insight and ingenuity, as well as the ability to apply tried and trusted principles and techniques in order to minimise risk, enables us to develop innovative solutions across a wide range of industries:


Unlike off-the-shelf products, for which specifications are readily available at point of enquiry, bespoke engineering solutions are often perceived as ‘unproven technology’ by key decision makers, and therefore riskier. But innovative handling solutions don’t come off-the-shelf, so if you need something out of the ordinary, a unique solution or simply a fresh look at an old problem, we are able to provide:

  • 3D design concepts
  • System animations
  • Peer reviews
  • Structural, mechanical & electrical designs
  • Cost implications/budgets
  • Programmes, plans & schedules
  • Technical feasibility studies, including:

- Optioneering reports
- Preliminary FMEA
- Scoping calculations
- Mechanical sequence diagrams
- Design justification reports
- Functional design specifications
- Sequence and interlocks definition documents
- 3D models
- FEA studies
- Seismic analysis

SCX Special Projects is then able to deliver an overarching phased approach to your project, thanks to our advanced design, manufacturing, testing and installation capabilities. This unrivalled ability to provide a turnkey approach to your project from concept to commissioning and beyond, ensures a high level of control, understanding and consistency throughout every stage.

3D Concept design
3D concept design tools


Prior to the final decision to install any new equipment, SCX Special Projects has the facilities and capabilities to produce prototypes of bespoke handling designs, thereby providing a real-world simulation that can offer a greater understanding of the operational demands that will placed on the finished equipment. This also allows for any final adjustments to be made to the design, should they be required, in order to optimise the final solution prior to its creation

Prototype Mast prototype Mast & Crane Rig for Nuclear Decommisioning

Manufacture & Installation

Our extensive in-house fabrication, assembly and test facilities allow for an extremely high level of control throughout the manufacturing process, in terms of both project consistency and client involvement.

The quality of our manufacturing capabilities, resources, systems and procedures can be demonstrated by the fact that we achieved a score of 100% following our 2015 AWE QC1 Nuclear Manufacturing Audit.

FAT test


Whatever your handling problem, SCX Special Projects can create a solution to perfectly meet your requirements.