About Geridian

We provide expert engineering design and consultancy services for manufacturing companies worldwide.

Geridian was co-founded by director Chris Daffern in 2004 and has since built a formidable reputation as the "go-to" company for fast expert solutions in mechanical engineering design.  We've built an international name on quality design, reliability, flexibility and a hassle-free turnaround to schedule.

Our work is trusted, our track record is proven and we have long-acquired expertise in strategic planning

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With 40 years’ experience working around the world as a mechanical design engineer, Chris has led his team on a vast array of international projects primarily in oil and gas, steel production and bulk materials handling.

As a full-service consultancy company, our scope of supply includes site survey, conceptual design, detailed design, procurement of bought-out components, oversight of manufacture and commissioning.

Our office suite is located close to Sheffield in the heart of South Yorkshire where we have forged close links to manufacturing and technology resources.

We utilise the latest SolidWorks and AutoCad software to optimise and showcase our hi-spec designs. Our work is compliant with the relevant structural and mechanical design codes governed by DNV, ABS and Lloyds, as specified by our client.

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Our Projects

Typical Oilfield Projects involving Geridian have included:
  • - Gantry and knuckle boom cranes, handling drill pipe and risers.
  • - Pedestal cranes.
  • - Telescopic stabilising masts.
  • - Drill pipe handling catwalks, skates, and tailing arms
  • - Drill floor equipment including roughnecks, mouseholes and hydraulic winches.
  • - Pipe handling within the derrick for racking and stand building.
  • - BOP transportation skids, lifting and splash zone guidance.
  • - Over the side A frames and skids handling Christmas trees and ROVs.
  • - Rig cantilever and drill floor skidding equipment.
  • - Structural modifications to incorporate the above.
  • - Riser skates
Typical Steel and Aluminium Production Projects involving Geridian have included:
  • - Rolling mill equipment including mill rolls, guides, roller tables, billet handling.
  • - Rod and bar mill guides.
  • - Tundish cars for casting.
Typical Bulk Handling Projects involving Geridian have included:
  • - Belt Conveyors incorporating Gantries, Support Trestles, Gravity Take Up Units, Drive Frames, Belt Cleaning, guards and trip wire systems.
  • - Chain Scraper Conveyors.
  • - Storage Hoppers.
  • - Connecting Chutes including bucket and diverter flaps.
  • - Plant support steelwork and access.
Typical Architectural Steelwork Projects involving Geridian have included:
  • - Provision of detailed design and fabrication drawing packages for hospitality and retail whilst working as a team with architects, structural engineers, site teams and fabricators.
  • - All designs are to current building and safety standards.
  • - Including:
    • - Staircases and Fire Escapes.
    • - Steel balconies.
    • - Canopies.
    • - Balustrading.

Our Services

We are a full-service engineering design and consultancy company with special expertise in mechanisation projects for a wide range of industries. Our specialisms are primarily innovative bespoke mechanical handling solutions with all associated structural steelwork plus safe access to operate and maintain equipment. We pride ourselves in our proven track record of developing expert solutions for safe access, safe handling and conversion of ‘hands on’ to ‘hands free’ operation.

Detailed designs

for a wide range of new mechanical handling systems - from conceptual design and calculations through to manufacture and final Installation.

Modification & refurbishment

solutions to upgrade existing machinery and plant.

Site surveys

of existing equipment and structures, layout proposals, and all relevant design analysis for proposed upgrades.


lifting and transportation solutions.


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