Case studies

Simmons crane hire replacing rooftop chillers

Below are some examples of Simmons crane hire and plant movement jobs

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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.

Preparation for exchange of roof top chillers Movement of chillers Plant lifting Simmons crane hire for plant movement Rooftop chillers lifted into place