By: Kelly Holdaway On: May 16, 2012 In: Blog Comments: 0

One of GGR’s Unic mini cranes proved to be an invaluable solution for lifting in confined spaces recently when it was hired for a job at Howdon Sewage Treatment Works in Northumberland.

The plant is the largest of its kind on the east coast of England and serves over one million people living on Tyneside. When steam pipework needed to be installed along a concrete wall base, a Unic URW-095 mini spider crane and an expert GGR operator were called in to provide lifting power on the congested site.

The 0.6 metre wide Unic URW-095 mini crane could be easily moved around the plant and set up around the existing machinery and structures with its positionable outriggers. Fitted with a searcher hook for extra reach, the mini crane lifted pieces of 250kg metal pipe up to a height of 4 metres.  GGR Group also provided a specially designed sturdy trolley to make sure that the pipework could be safely transported around the sewage works.

GGR’s compact cranes have also been vital to completing challenging lifts at other water treatment plants, for example installing carbon filter systems at Scalby Mills in Scarborough and replacing steel filter screens in Clydebank, Scotland.

To find out more about what lifting solutions GGR Group can offer construction and maintenance projects in the water sector, visit our stand at the IWEX exhibition from 22nd to 24th May 2012.

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