About McWilliam Windsocks

McWilliam Sailmakers has been established since 1971 to be better than the standard.

In 1975 we bought our own plane to overcome delivery difficulties from Ireland to Europe. We found that it was impossible to buy a windsock that would last more than one year, so we made our own from sailmaking quality materials. Other fliers soon began to notice, and orders began to flow. We have grown into one of the largest windsock suppliers in the world.

We pride ourselves on our ability to provide top class service from our initial contact with our customers to our excellent on going service and distribution. We have a team of employees who will take care of all your needs and be happy to answer any queries you might have.

Originally designed for airfield use, the windsocks, swivels and masts are now increasingly sold to industrial and chemical plants. They are crucial for informing emergency services of the ambient wind direction and strength in the event of fire or gas leakage. Many industrial plants in Ireland need a windsock in order to comply with Environmental Protection Agency licensing requirements.

Sadara Project

Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara) is a joint venture developed by Saudi Aramco and The Dow Chemical Company (Dow). Saudi Aramco is one of the leading energy suppliers in the world. Dow Chemical is one of the world’s largest specialty materials companies. Together, the companies formed Sadara Chemical Company. Fluor was selected to perform work related to the world-scale Sadara integrated chemicals complex in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia. The project was estimated to be a $20 billion investment.

Sadara’s challenge was to own and operate the integrated chemicals complex. The integrated facility was designed to be the largest petrochemical facility to be built in a single phase.

It would contain 26 chemical manufacturing units for ethylene (approximately 1.4 million tons per year) and propylene (approximately 400,000 tons per year), in addition to a differentiated slate of other plastics and chemical products.

McWilliam Windsocks worked closely with Fluor Arabia to deliver top quality windsock projects to the Sadara Project. Several large orders were placed over a three year construction period, each with their own unique requirements. McWilliam windsocks have since earned international recognition for our professionalism and the extremely high quality of our products which perform above and beyond expectations in the harsh desert environments of Saudi Arabia.