An East Yorkshire lifting equipment specialist has expanded the scope of its contract with Siemens Gamesa following work at its wind turbine pre-assembly site in Hull.

Towne Lifting & Testing was brought in to ensure all equipment met stringent safety standards and was suitable for lifting operations at the Alexandra Dock facility.

Exports from the Hull-based company, which also has branches in Middlesbrough, and Newcastle, conducted a thorough assessment and introduced new processes and checks to ensure all lifting equipment was correctly used and complied with statutory LOLER and HSE requirements.

It also created a lifting village on the site which is staffed by its own engineers 24 hours a day.

Towne Lifting & Testing’s responsibilities have been expanded to incorporate other areas, including container equipment, inspections and transport equipment.

Director Thomas Towne said: “We have introduced many improvements to the Siemens Gamesa site through reducing the amount of dropped or failed equipment.

“The presence of our qualified engineers has also led to less down time by creating efficient stock control.

“Siemens Gamesa has asked us to take on other responsibilities on the site, which reflects well on our expertise and growing reputation. We hope to work closely with Siemens on other projects in the future.”

Source:  Insider Media

28 November 2018