London dockside crane

Dismantling of Stothert and Pitt dockside crane – London O’Brien Specialist Crane Services was tasked with the dismantling and removal of the dockside crane. The scope of works for this project included: The dismantling of the crane Cutting up and processing the scrap metal Removal of all arising’s from site The biggest challenge on this […]

Harwich Port

Ship to shore crane dismantle – Harwich International Port The scope of works included the dismantling and removal of an STS crane The STS crane was designed and built by UK based crane manufacturer Stothert & Pitt Ltd. to the specifications of British Rail. It was built for its Parkeston Quay at Harwich in 1966. […]

Listed Communications Mast Dismantling UK

Communication mast  – dismantle and re-erect – Durham The scope of works included the dismantling and re-erecting of a grade 2 listed communication mast. As part of an ongoing redevelopment programme within Durham, Durham Constabulary had relocated into a brand new, state-of-the-art headquarters. The old police HQ was going to be demolished and replaced with […]

TPS Valparaiso

Ship to shore crane controlled collapse – TPS Valparaiso, Chile The scope of works included: The controlled collapse of a ship to shore crane O’Brien’s was approached by the TPS engineering department and tasked with finding a solution for the removal of crane no.1. The crane in question was to be removed to make way […]

BOC Heavy Lift, UK

Heavy lift removal of a 54 ton propane storage tank – BOC As part of an ongoing contract with BOC O’Brien Specialist Crane Services was tasked with the lifting and transportation of a 54-ton propane storage tank from one of BOC’s plants within the UK. The tank was to be lifted from its original raised […]

Tercat Terminal

Ship to shore crane disposal – former Tercat Terminal Barcelona The scope of works included: The controlled collapse of a ship to shore crane The cutting up and removal of the STS crane Following the opening of Hutchison Ports BEST terminal Barcelona in 2012, all container operations were relocated from the old TERCAT terminal to […]

APMT Barcelona

Emergency demolition of a STS Crane – APMT Barcelona O’Brien’s was approached by APM Terminals following a major incident where an STS Crane was knocked over by a ferry during extreme weather. The scope of works included: Making the accident site safe Removal of the main boom from a container stack without causing further damage […]

Freeport Bahamas

Ship to shore crane controlled collapse – Freeport Container Port Bahamas The scope of works included: The controlled collapse of a ship to shore crane In 2016, the island of Grand Bahama was hit by Hurricane Matthew, with wind speeds in excess of 140mph. Matthew caused significant irreparable damage to crane 3, so in 2017 […]

Zayed Port

Controlled collapse of STS & RMG cranes – Zayed Port, Abu Dhabi  The scope of works included: Controlled collapse of five ship to shore cranes Controlled collapse of six rail mounted gantry cranes Controlled collapse of four straddle carriers The port of Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi, was to be redeveloped from a container and […]

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