Lifting specialist expanded contract with Siemens Gamesa

Lifting specialist expanded contract with Siemens Gamesa

Date 28 November 2018

Towne Lifting & Testing, member of NOF Energy, has expanded the scope of its contract with Siemens Gamesa after its new lifting concept used during turbine pre-assembly operations in Hull, UK, proved successful.

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. 

The UK-based company 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 and Testing's responsibilities have been expanded to incorporate other areas, including container equipment, inspections and transport equipment. 

"We have introduced many improvements to the Siemens Gamesa site through reducing the amount of dropped or failed equipment," says Director Thomas Towne. 

"The presence of our qualified engineers has also led to less down time by creating afficient stock control. Siemens Gamesa has asked us to take on other responsibilities on the site, which reflect well on our expertise and growing reputation. We hope to work closely with Siemens on other projects in the future."

Source Insider Media 


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