Street Crane is helping Port of Blyth to enhance its fabrication services with a new Goliath crane.
Located on the east coast, the Port is used as a strategic hub by many shippers looking to serve northern England and Scotland. Increasingly it also used as a base for oil and gas operations, so traditional port warehouses are now being converted into more modern facilities to accommodate the growing number of fabrication projects.
A 15-tonne Goliath crane was specified and is being used for offshore engineering services such as equipment repairs, maintenance and preparation of new equipment such as subsea ploughs. Also called a portal or gantry crane, this goliath has a span of 19 metres and a hook height of 9.5m. It has been designed to operate completely independently of the surrounding building on submerged floor rails.
Port Director Alan Todd commented: “I saw these cranes being used in another warehouse in Sheffield and decided that our refurbished facilities would benefit from the same system.
“I chose Street after reviewing a number of different crane suppliers. I was attracted to the company as it has a strong reputation for quality and the cranes are manufactured in the UK. The installation process was quick and easy and the feedback has been very positive with the crane helping to boost efficiency.”
Chris Lindley-Smith, sales director at Street Crane added: “We’re pleased to be playing a part in the upgrade of the port’s facilities which is in turn, improving the productivity of the oil and gas companies it serves.
“The crane has been designed to the port’s exact specification and ensures that it fits into the building’s frame and maximises hook coverage while maintaining optimum lifting height.
“The installation showcases the latest in Street Crane’s lifting technology and maintains maximum worker safety,”