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         project. A different lifting and rigging   and part of Ajman Sewerage’s joint   manufactured  by  Dresser,  pumped
         solution will take the weight of offload   venture  ownership,  was  tasked with   air into the sewage, but presented a
         and installation at Borkum, which  is   finding a solution to lift 600kg blower   conundrum in that only panels at the
         one of the largest offshore power plants   motors free from acoustic housings for   front and back could be easily removed
         in Germany, with a capacity of 450MW,   maintenance, repair, and replacement.   and there  was  only  390mm of  head-
         expected to supply electricity to nearly   Reid was  approached and a site  visit   room between the motors’ lifting point
         500,000 households per year.       with local regional partner Tools Mid-  and the  top panel  of  the  enclosures.
           Baker concluded: “It has been fasci-  dle East revealed the complexity of the   Further, the flooring was uneven and
         nating to spend time at the Szczecin site   lift and the raft of alternative solutions   access was difficult.
         and work with the great team there to   that had been ruled out by personnel   Battersby recalled: “The motors were
         consult on this below-the-hook applica-  at the plant.                located on a plinth and we had to uti-
         tion. The inverted solution was an effec-  Nick Battersby, Managing Director          continued on next page
         tive way to utilize the four hoists on the   at Reid,  said: “It is  testament to the
         crane and further innovation was dem-  strength of our global network  that
         onstrated  by  the  delta  plates  further   we are able to apply  our engineering
         down the rig. We are continuing to wel-  expertise and lifting solutions  to di-
         come greater demand from the wind en-  verse, niche applications like this. An
         ergy sector and look forward to meeting   [Ajman] engineer told us he had previ-
         many more challenges in the future.”  ously been presented with a number of
                                            alternative solutions,  ranging  in  cost
         Reid Lifting Customises            from £15k up to £75k, but they didn’t
         Porta-Gantry for UAE               have faith in utilizing a mini crawler
         Wastewater Plant                   crane,  among other  suggested meth-
           Reid Lifting, a manufacturer of light-  ods. With some ingenuity we were able
         weight  gantry and  davit cranes,  pro-  to provide a more viable solution at a
         vided a custom version of its 1,000kg   fraction of the cost [approx. £4.5k].”
         capacity Porta-Gantry system to solve   The  project,  located in  Ajman,  the
         extreme headroom and other issues at   capital city of the emirate of the same
         a wastewater treatment facility in Aj-  name,  presented a  number  of  chal-
         man, United Arab Emirates (UAE).   lenges. The acoustic housing that sur-
           Black & Veatch, an engineering, pro-  rounded the suite of half a dozen mo-  Reid could take the beam to within a couple
         curement and construction (EPC) firm,   tors silenced the noise as the blowers,   of millimetres of the top of the enclosure.

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