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CASE STUDY - Major Energy Company – Nineteen 160 tonne turbines for Wind Farm

When a reputable wind turbine energy organisation needed to replace and update their turbine fleet due to rejuvenation, we at Bryn Thomas Cranes Ltd were called into action. Our crane hire UK services allowed us to travel to Dumfries, Scotland for a week-long project in January 2019 that consisted of our crane operatives and the energy company's senior team working closely to ensure everything went off without a problem.

The customer company was in need of a reliable crane hire company to help in lifting and replacing 14 wind turbines carefully and professionally at their wind farm in Dumfries. The customer got in touch and we quickly settled on a CPA contract lift - this crane hire service allowed easier planning on both parts as our specialist crane operators and signallers could help in making sure the lifting of each turbine ran smoothly.

The current 14 turbines help in generating up to 18 megawatts of clean energy for the UK – the company’s desire was to update and one day expand with improved turbines to carry through to the next decade.

Our crane specialists secured a laid out plan to ensure health and safety when our cranes were in operation. With the entirety of each wind turbine weighing an estimated 160 tonnes, the lift consisted of us using our 300t Grove GMK 6300-L and 500t Liebherr LTM 1500.8.1 - the strongest and biggest cranes in our fleet.

With careful planning from ourselves and cooperation from all parties involved in the project, we were able to make sure every aspect of the lift ran smoothly without any difficulties. Communication and focus were key, with all who were involved being dedicated to both.

The project leader noted our team at Bryn Thomas Cranes for their "quick and efficient service" and their "top quality" skills as crane operators.

We are currently negotiating for our crane hire UK services to be of use to this energy company soon - hopefully leading to assisting in their lifting projects in England or Wales and their yet-to-be-dated expansion at their Dumfries wind farm.

Wind Turbine Project

CASE STUDY - North Wales – Six 25 tonne tanks for a Dairy Farm expansion

When an international Dairy Farm needed new tanks installed for its large plant expansion at their North Wales facility, Bryn Thomas Cranes was called in to support one of its long standing customers, MG Engineering Ltd.

The project was to install a total of six 25 tonne tanks under CPA Contract Lifting Conditions of Hire. The tanks were installed using 100 tonne & 50 tonne Grove GMK’s.

With careful planning from our Technical Team, the lifting plan was developed which addressed all the concerns from our client.

Our fully trained CPCS operatives were briefed on the lift, including all Health and Safety matters behind it. The lift was managed by a CPCS competent and qualified supervisor who ensured the lift was carried out according to plan, but also with the knowledge to address any unforeseeable issues.


MG Engineering Project
MG Engineering Project in Action
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Adam Greaves – MD of MG Engineering Comments.

We were delighted with the cooperation and coordination between all parties involved in the project. The project was planned and delivered in the correct timeframe. The contract lifting team from Bryn Thomas Cranes were excellent as always and we shall continue our excellent partnership on future projects throughout the UK.

CASE STUDY - North West – Crane Operations supporting the manufacturer of modular, renewable energy systems.

When the time came to manufacture its new modular energy system, Bryn Thomas Cranes was called in to support one of its long standing customers – Refgas Ltd

This new technology is built in its UK facility and requires the support of CPA Crane Operations. Various crane sizes are supplied to support the modular build and to provide continuous lifting operations for the customer, matching its fast growth programme from its UK operational base.

Through careful planning and consideration of all the lifting demands, Bryn Thomas Cranes and Refgas devised the lifting strategy to accomplish the challenge. With careful consideration from our technical support team, the lifting plan was developed, which addressed all the concerns from our client.

Our highly experience operatives worked alongside the Refgas team every step of the way, to ensure that each lift was appropriately planned and executed.

Various Liebherr LTM and Terex AC models are used to support the lifting operations.

Refgas Case Study
Refgas Project

Lol Whelan – Refgas comments:

“The service fully met my requirements and expectations. I have used the local depot for the last few years and we always get a first class service. When we need a crane, I always receive a quality service from the members of staff I speak to, they are always helpful and provide advise if needed and are very professional and helpful from point of call to invoice “

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