Case Studies

UB07 Block Lift

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Project Overview : The construction and assembly of the Royal Navy’s carriers is one of the UK’s biggest engineering projects; work on the carriers in Scotland, UK is worth c £1.3bn and more than 2000 staff are working on these projects in Rosyth, Fife. Babcock Marine  was awarded the contract for the design and build of two new military aircraft carriers, HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales  both to be executed from their Rosyth dockyard. On completion, HMS Queen Elizabeth  is expected to leave the dockyard in 2014 before beginning sea trials with the Royal Navy. Scope: Through a competitive bidding  process, Lifting Gear UK was successful in securing the supply of specialised lifting equipment. The scope was to provide four large modular spreader beams and associated heavy lifting wires and shackles to enable Babcock Marine to successfully lift the 700 tonne ‘forward island’ onto the deck of the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, using their large overhead crane. The ‘forward island’ houses the bridge where the captain and navigation crew operate; built in Portsmouth and transported by barge to Rosyth where the aircraft carried was being assembled. Lifting Gear UK was required to provide a unique 600t x 17.5m modular spreader beam, the only one of it’s kind in the UK. It also provided 2 x 400t modular spreader beams ( 1 x 13m and 1 x 12m) and a slightly smaller 260t x  10m modular spreader beam.  All the beams were complimented with suitable heavy wire rope slings and sling saver wide bodied AB shackles. Our Approach: Having understood the complexity of the project lift, Lifting Gear UK carried out trial rigs off site at one of our northern England branches using large cranes to simulate both the ‘starboard’ and ‘portside’ assemblies. This involved continuous communication with the client to ensure the smooth delivery of the project when commissioned on site. Our innovative approach was demonstrated further through the implementation of a colour coded identification system bespoke to this project  including a portfolio of photographic images to be used as reference on site. We maintained the segregation of the colour coding equipment on delivery to...

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Farrans Construction Ltd U Tube Installation Liverpool 2

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Farrans Construction Ltd U Tube Installation Liverpool 2

Project Overview: Peel Ports contracted Farrans Construction to fabricate and carry out the installation of the 100t / 40m long U Tube designed to carry essential services from one side of the Liverpool Docks to the other. In turn; Farrans Construction contracted Lifting Projects UK Limited to carry out a full contract lift of the raising of the U Tube, from its fabrication position, in to the upright position, loading on to the Lara 1, which lifted and transported the piece some 1 mile down the docks. Once there Lifting Projects then regained control of the lift and the piece was lifted in to its final position. The lift was completed on time over a long weekend, late November 2014 Scope: Through a competitive bidding process, Lifting Projects UK secured the provision of contract lifting services for the installation of the U Tube at the Liverpool Docks site . Lifting Projects UK had all the necessary expertise to undertake the contract lift. This involved 9 legs of wires at around 50metres per leg and specialist load cells used to monitor the exact weight each leg was responsible for; thus ensuring the lift was carried out in a safe manner. Due to the nature of the project, the team was required to work in close conjunction with Farrans Construction & Peel Ports to ensure the safe and timely installation of the U Tube Our Approach: Lifting Project UK’s Operations Director, Chris Turner, led a team of 5 specialised personnel for the 5 day contract duration. Working from our own detailed drawings and method statements, the team provided all the necessary specialist heavy lifting equipment, along with 2 cranes supplied by John Sutch – their Liebherr LTM 1250 / 1 (250t crane) and Liebherr LTM 1160 / 1 (160t crane) along with the use of the large floating crane ‘Lara 1 Client Testimonial: Please convey my sincere appreciation to your team for their marathon efforts and significant achievement in successfully installing the U Tube over the weekend. On behalf of the Shareholders, Chairman, Executive and myself, congratulations and thank you. Mark Whitworth, Chief Executive, Peel Ports Please can I echo the congratulations from the Chief Executive in getting the u-tube into position over the weekend. Living it over the phone and by observing the photos by e-mail I could appreciate the well planned and well executed work that was being undertaken during the operation. The ability to manage the changing plan was a terrific example of project management in action and the result is seen by everyone here as a big success. Many thanks for your application in bringing in this element of the project so successfully.               Malcolm Mathieson, Liverpool 2 Project Manager, Peel Ports Just a quick note to say a big thank you to you and the team for all the hard work over the weekend. I know first-hand having removed gates and caissons how challenging the weekend was and would like you to pass on my thanks and appreciation to the wider team for the hard work and execution of a good plan. The communications and integration between the team and port operations was a credit to all and we have had a number of customers recognise the same. David Huck...

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Hochtief Murphy Joint Venture (TBM) Mary De-Installation

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Hochtief Murphy Joint Venture (TBM) Mary De-Installation

June 2014 Project overview: To increase London’s rail-based transport network capacity by 10% and cutting journey times across the city, that will link east and west London rail routes.  Scheduled for completion in 2015, the tunnels will connect Plumstead to North Woolwich and link the existing north Kent rail line to cross rail.Crossrail Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of transport for London has been tasked with the delivery of a new route at a project cost of £14.8bn. The Crossrail route  will pass through 37 stations and run 118km from Maidenhead and Heathrow in the west,through new twin-bore 21km tunnels below central London to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east. Scope: Through a competitive bidding  process, Lifting Projects UK  secured the provision of contract lifting services for the de- installation of  Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) Mary at North Woolwich site . Lifting Projects UK having already installed the TBM at Plumstead where the works began initially, have good back round knowledge of the work involved and therefore had all necessary expertise to undertake the contract lift. The scope of works, based at the North Woolwich site  was for planning and managing of the lifting of HMJV’s first 1000 tonne TBM out of the launch chamber. When fully constructed, the TBM extends to over 100m in length. Due to  the  nature  of the  project,  the  team  was required   to  work in close conjunction with Hochtief Murphy JV and the TBM manufacturer  Herrenknecht to ensure  the safe and timely de-installation of the TBM Our Approach: Led by Lifting Gear UK’s Operations Director, Chris Turner, a team of four specialised personnel worked on site  for the Four  week contract  duration.  Working from our own detailed  drawings  and method statements, the team provided all the necessary specialist heavy lifting equipment, compiling of  Saren’s Liebherr LTM 11000DS mobile crane rigged on 56.4m main boom c/w 31.5m Derreck mast and 100t counterweight tray, rigged on 11.3m riggers and capable of lifting 102 tonnes @ 28m radius The team positioned the crane at the portal end to enable them to remove the various TBM sections valued at approx. £1m each through the temp works propping structure. Lifting Projects UK  worked closely with Hochtief Murphy JV in gaining  approval from Network Rail for the de-installation...

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Hochtief Murphy Joint Venture (TBM) Sophia De-Installation

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in Case studies | 0 comments

Hochtief Murphy Joint Venture (TBM) Sophia De-Installation

Project overview: To increase London’s rail-based transport network capacity by 10% and cutting journey times across the city, that will link east and west London rail routes.  Scheduled for completion in 2015, the tunnels will connect Plumstead to North Woolwich and link the existing north Kent rail line to cross rail.Crossrail Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of transport for London has been tasked with the delivery of a new route at a project cost of £14.8bn. The Crossrail route  will pass through 37 stations and run 118km from Maidenhead and Heathrow in the west,through new twin-bore 21km tunnels below central London to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east. Scope: Through a competitive bidding  process, Lifting Projects UK  secured the provision of contract lifting services for the de- installation of  Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) Sophia at North Woolwich site . Lifting Projects UK having already installed the TBM at Plumstead where the works began initially, have good back round knowledge of the work involved and therefore had all necessary expertise to undertake the contract lift. The scope of works, based at the North Woolwich site  was for planning and managing of the lifting of HMJV’s first 1000 tonne TBM out of the launch chamber. When fully constructed, the TBM extends to over 100m in length. Due to  the  nature  of the  project,  the  team  was required   to  work in close conjunction with Hochtief Murphy JV and the TBM manufacturer  Herrenknecht to ensure  the safe and timely de-installation of the TBM.                    Our Approach: Led by Lifting Gear UK’s Operations Director, Chris Turner, a team of four specialised personnel worked on site  for the Four  week contract  duration.  Working from our own detailed  drawings  and method statements, the team provided all the necessary specialist heavy lifting equipment, compiling of  Saren’s Liebherr LTM 11000DS mobile crane rigged on 56.4m main boom c/w 31.5m Derreck mast and 100t counterweight tray, rigged on 11.3m riggers and capable of lifting 102 tonnes @ 28m radius The team positioned the crane at the portal end to enable them to remove the various TBM sections valued at approx. £1m each through the temp works propping structure. Lifting Projects UK  worked closely with Hochtief Murphy JV in gaining  approval from Network Rail for the de-installation methodology.                  ...

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ALE

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ALE

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Lowestoft

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Lowestoft

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Nomenca

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Nomenca

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Herbosh Kiere

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Herbosh Kiere

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