Gratte Brothers - Replacing Rooftop Chillers

Poole – The challenge was to work in a roof space that had been built around the chillers from when they were newly lifted onto the building.  The tolerance between the building and the chiller(s) was at some points less than 5mm.  The photos are the first of 6 separate visits where all the roof top plant was exchanged by ourselves for Gratte Brothers and for Metropolitan.

This was a fairly large project for us however the photos show the chiller exchange element of the work. We organised the road closure with the very helpful people at Poole Council, traffic management/pedestrian safety and obviously the contract lift. The chillers are situated in a small compound on the roof which gave us about 200mm all round. You will see from one of the photos that the piers were under the metal walkway above therefore reducing the 200mm down to near zero on that side.

Gratte Brothers - Replacing Chillers in Slough

These pictures just show the preparation for the lifts.  The scope was to replace chillers at this location and the challenge was to finding the right size crane to fit the confined location, the safe working load that needed to be achieved and a very low the point loading.

Vital Energi - Plant handling including chiller delivery

Bromley South – This site has very limited access and for this particular phase rather than use a mobile crane we opted to use our Scania equipped with a 63te Fassi crane.  We successfully posted this item plus others into the building and skated it to its final position.

AVK - Hoisting generators & ancillary equipment into basement of LDP Farringdon Road

Islington, EC1 - We had already delivered the fuel tanks for this project at LDP Farringdon Road so the scope for this part of the project was to offload and position 4no. 20te generators and there ancillary equipment such as control panels, exhausts and attenuation, into the basement. The work consisted of erecting and testing a gantry and positioning 4no. 10te air hoists, 2 on each of the beams. We used the site tower crane to offload from the vehicles in a very tight side street that imposed its own issues that had to be overcome. Once the load was at basement level it had to be skated approximately 100m through narrow gaps to its final position. Once positioned we remained on site for a further 2 weeks fitting all the ancillary equipment.

Assisting COMES hoisting electrical panels in Croydon

Beddington Incinerator - We were employed by an Italian company, COMES, to crane up and move electrical panels of various sizes and weights. Whilst on-site we were also able to assist KONE cranes with the installation of one of their gantry cranes as the operation required specialist knowledge of fleeting a load using a crane, chain-hoists and tirfors.

Successful negotiations with Transport for London on simple lift

Cuffe (Southwark) - This work only involved lifting steelwork up to the roof so that a further two floors could be built. This was a simple job however complicated by the fact that the work was in Borough High Street required temporary traffic lights and conflicted with 4 other road closures. Due to this we spent about 8 weeks meeting with TFL and the other parties to combine our efforts to reduce the local impact. TFL's demands did effect the programme however we were able to negotiate reduced fees which went someway to compensating the client.

JCA - 200te crane lift of AHU's in Slough

JCA (Slough) - We have been working with JCA since their inception installing many different types of equipment. This work was to lift a number of AHU's into position. We used a  200te crane for this project in Slough as we were not allowed to site the crane in the road whereby the size would have been significantly reduced. The crane therefore set up at the rear of the building meaning that it had a considerable radius and was at the upper end of its capacity.

Shelley Engineering - 10te Kato City crane lifts metal ship masts

Great Ormond Street Hospital - The scope for this work was to collect from the manufacturer 2 metal 'ship's masts', transport to site at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and crane into position using our 10te Kato City crane. Our crane was designed for this type of working environment and performed impeccably. The riggers had to use a chain hoist and the crane hook to orientate the masts to correct angle to allow them to be fixed.

Onsite modification required on risers at Kings Cross

Shepherd Engineering Services, London - The photos depict us lifting into place 54 sections of modular riser and fixing them through the floors and into their final position. Some of the risers had to be modified by our fabrication team on site after acquiring approval from the manufacturer and client, to allow them to be lifted and fixed safely.

Printing machinery move in Suffolk

Inktec - We work closely with this company moving their printing machinery. For this job the client had to cut a hole in the wall to allow access, it was then up to us to get the machinery up, through and into its final position.