ABP Immingham

Relocation and Disposal of a Ship to Shore Crane – ABP Immingham The scope of works included: The SPMT Relocation of a Ship to Shore Crane Piecemeal dismantling of an STS crane Subsequent processing, segregation and recycling STS arisings The Associated British Ports, Port of Immingham is the UK’s largest port by tonnage, handling around […]

Sand Island Hawaii

Sand Island Hawaii, STS Disposal Controlled Collapse, Ship to Shore Cranes – Matson, Hawaii The scope of works included: The Controlled Collapse of four Ship to Shore Cranes The Matson Terminal, Honolulu is a vital part of the Hawaiian economy and acts as a shipping hub between Mainland USA to the Hawaiian Islands and the […]

Bristol Port

Bristol Port, Stacker & Reclaimer Disposal of Strachan & Henshaw, Stacker & Reclaimer The scope of works included: The Controlled Demolition of a coal stacker The Controlled Demolition of a coal reclaimer The dismantling of associated conveyor system Removal of all rail lines and sleepers The subsequent scrap cutting and removal for recycling Bristol Port […]

Belfast Harbour

Belfast harbour, Liebherr STS & RMG Disposal Controlled Collapse of two STS and one RMG Cranes The scope of works included: The Controlled Collapse of two Ship to Shore Cranes The Controlled Collapse of a Rail Mounted Gantry Crane The subsequent scrap cutting and removal for recycling Belfast Harbour is Northern Ireland’s principal maritime gateway […]

Port of Felixstowe

The disposal of redundant equipment at the Port of Felixstowe Over the past 7 years O’Brien’s has worked in partnership with Hutchison Ports to dispose of redundant assets from the Port of Felixstowe. The works included: The controlled collapse of nine STS cranes. The dismantling of two RMG cranes over a live railway The scrapping […]

Middlesbrough UK

Disaster response following structural failure – Middlesbrough UK O’Brien Specialist Crane Services was called out to a dockside crane which had sustained irreparable damage due to structural failure. The crane, which had been operating in the shipyard for many decades, suffered a catastrophic failure of the main A-Frame. This led to the entire boom section […]

London Thamesport

Disposal of RMG’s – London Thamesport In an effort to centralise container throughput, Hutchison Ports moved container operations from Thamesport to its flagship UK port at Felixstowe. Thamesport is primarily used for bulk and general cargo. This left a number of container handling assets surplus to requirements. Hutchison Ports tasked O’Brien’s to remove assets and […]

TATA Chemicals

Complex heavy lift – TATA Chemicals Europe  As part of an ongoing project to decommission and demolish a redundant chemical facility, the client enlisted the expertise of the heavy-lift team within O’Brien Specialist Crane Services to carry out a number of complex lifting operations. This project is one of the biggest, most complex, and […]

Swan Hunters, River Tyne UK

Crane dismantling – Swan Hunters Shipyard, River Tyne As the once-great shipbuilding industry dwindled on the river Tyne, many of the large shipyards closed down. One of the best known and last to close was Swan Hunter. After 128 years, building over 250 ships, the shipyard of Swan Hunter ceased vessel construction. Soon after the […]

Port of Bristol

Dismantling of an RTG – Port of Bristol O’Brien Specialist Crane Services was approached by a project engineering company to carry out the dismantling of an RTG crane in the Port of Bristol. The crane was no longer in use and surplus to requirements after the port had invested in bigger and more advanced machines. […]

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