Flying into action

30 November 2015

It was not just Konecranes’ engineering expertise that came under the spotlight recently, but its logistical capabilities.

And it all centred on the lifting equipment manufacturer transporting an under-running double girder crane spanning 36 metres from its manufacturing site in East Kilbride to Aberdeen Airport.
Once onsite, the two tonne capacity crane complete with Konecranes’ CXT electric wire hoist, was installed into a new, 21,000 sq ft hangar for Bond Offshore Helicopters, constructed by main contractors, MTM Construction of Aberdeen.  
With transportation and installation taking place within just one day, it was a seamless process that caught the eye of the project architect responsible for the design of the facility and specification of the Konecranes' lifting equipment, Ian Rodger of Ian Rodger architects.

“Not only did Konecranes overcome the tight confines of access roads, the airport hangar and M&E services, they manoeuvred the crane into position before successfully installing it onto its support beams the same day. The timeframe in which all of this happened was really quite remarkable, and one that saw Konecranes being ably assisted by Finnie Transport, James Jack Cranes, MTM and the local constabulary."
With the double gantry crane and hoist now installed and commissioned, it will be used to lift and move components such as engines and gearboxes in a facility that is being deployed to service and maintain several members of the Bond Offshore Helicopter fleet.