Lorry Mounted Crane, Abnormal Load Transport, 150te & 160te Mobile Cranes, Oversized Alimats
Due to a capacity increase of the existing production facility at the prestigious West Thurrock site, Procter & Gamble engaged with Radius Group to install 2 No. oversized vessels which would be vital to the continued success of their future manufacturing process and production. Each vessel had a gross weight of 13te measuring in at 13.6m in length and with a transport diameter of 4.4m in diameter.
At the initial stages of the enquiry, Radius Group provided consultancy which outlined the detailed methodology and proposed crane positions for the forthcoming complex lifting operations. Early engagement with the clients’ Project Team and Original Equipment Manufacturer took place to advise on the lifting lug and transport positions, which enabled the successful tandem lifting operations on site.
Due to the vessels arriving from Poland, Radius provided off-site secure warehousing at our Northampton facility, to assist the client and manage the procurement process. Radius provided full CPA Contract Lift via 160te mobile crane to offload the oversized transport and hold the assets in secure storage to meet the clients programme of works.
Due to the restricted access on site, and to minimise disruption to the client’s daily production requirements, Radius provided Swept Path Analysis and CAD detailing to outline the lifting operations from concept to completion. We also provided the enabling works via our in-house fleet of FORS Silver lorry mounted crane to relocate the site storage containers and prepare the work site to receive the mobile cranes. Our skilled Contract Managers provided the transport solution for the abnormal loads, to make the 2 ½ hour journey through different counties, via public highways with police escorts and movement restrictions.
Once on site, full Chapter 8 traffic management and road closures were put in place for the offloading. Tandem lifting was executed for the “top & tailing” and final positioning of the vessels to foundations. We provided Plant Installation services for the assembly of the steel access ladders and platforms to the vessels, which allowed the client’s site team to commission the plant.
Radius Group are a dedicated team of experienced site specialists backed by an industry-leading technical department. We offer a comprehensive ‘turnkey’ service, from initial consultation to project completion.