Derry firm installs Kingspan art

Engineers from Derry Firm MIM, busy at work installing the impressive sculpture at the Kingspan stadium.
Engineers from Derry Firm MIM, busy at work installing the impressive sculpture at the Kingspan stadium.
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A Derry engineering firm has played a key role in constructing one of the North’s latest iconic pieces of art.

Mechanical Installation & Maintenance (MIM NI) is based and Maydown and was recently responsible for constructing the eye-catching design on a sculpture at the new Kingspan Ravenhill Stadium, home of the Ulster rugby team.

MIM NI was chosen by award winning artist Sara Cunningham-Bell to work alongside her during the fabrication of the impressive sculptures and also during their installation at the stadium.

A spokesperson for the local firm said: “The detail that was necessary to create the main bodies and implement the human body characteristics to the actual manufacturing required demanded a level of expertise, patience and co-operation from experienced mechanical technicians whilst keeping Sara’s vision at the core.

“The precision and detail required to fulfil this project is evident from quality work commonly carried out within pharmaceutical, clean room and biomass environments.”

Managing director, John Deery, added: “MIM are delighted to have been chosen with the fabrication and installation of such iconic and high profile art work.

“This is down to our quality fabrications, our versatility and the expertise of our highly skilled work force.”

The local firm employs upwards of 50 people and has been an integral part of several major landmark projects including the Peace Bridge.