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 project was the site itself. The crane was located within a live concrete production facility which operates 24/7. Also, due to the site’s close proximity to the centre of London, space was at a premium which limited the size of mobile crane that could be utilised.
The only solution was to position a heavy lift mobile crane on the opposite side of the concrete facility. However, this meant lifting large sections of the dockside crane over the top of the production machinery and, as this could not be done whilst the plant was in operation, it was agreed that works would be carried out over a 48 hour weekend shut down.
Extensive planning was carried out in house by our team of dismantling specialists to ensure the project was completed as efficiently as possible to meet the project deadline.
The O’Brien Specialist Crane Services team arrived onsite at the start of the 48 hour shut down with all plant and equipment needed to dismantle and remove the crane. Within 24 working hours the crane was dismantled, leaving only the scrap processing and the site clearance to be carried out. Due to the hard work and commitment of all involved, the project was completed 12 hours before the deadline allowing production to commence earlier than expected.
The O’Brien Specialist Crane Services team carried out all aspects of this project including:
- Initial site survey & calculations
- Design of dismantling sequence
- Ground loading calculations
- Provision of risk analysis
- Provision of detailed lift plans
- Implementation of environmental control measures
- Planning, supervision and execution of all works