Not even Storm Doris could ruin Armitt’s heavy lift project

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The Armitt Group successfully managed the recent removal of two 1,050 metric tonne Ship Un-Loaders from the former Tilbury power station located on the Thames, east of London.

After a lengthy planning phase, with various solutions considered, Armitt’s plan was accepted by the client.

Armitt project managed the operational communication, vessel agency and chartering, liaising closely with all parties to perform two large piece movements, overcoming any unforeseen issues as they arose.

“From the initial draft surveys of the berth, through lashing and securing systems and the engineering calculations, notwithstanding the stringent requirements for the lashing and welding teams, Armitt worked tirelessly to propose the most economic and efficient solution that met the strict criteria of the client,” said Nicholas Marshall, Commercial Director, at the Armitt Group.

“The SPMT equipment was supplied by Mammoet and worked efficiently with both machines clearing the ground pretty much as expected, with the water bags only required for one of the lifts.”

“I’d particularly like to thank Armitt’s on site project manager, Scott Lang, who coordinated all operational activities in the UK and Netherlands,” he continued.

Armitt chartered the HHL Tokyo to uplift the machines for shipment to the Netherlands for demolition and the quality of work from the Hansa Heavy Lift Engineers proved invaluable.

On arrival in the Netherlands, a suitable tug & barge combination was chartered to enable the transhipment alongside the Waalhaven port before final delivery to the demolition facilities, sourced with Armitt’s close Netherlands partner DASS.

So, with two consecutive voyages, four lifting operations, four lashing operations, and four port calls all went to plan and not even storm Doris could ruin the party.