PILING specialist Steel Pile Installations has used a 180tonne Kobelco crawler crane to install 930 tonnes of sheet piling on the Govan Shipyard No 1 slipway in Scotland.
The job for Belfast contractor Farrans will convert the slipway into a dry dock, with an extension built onto the jetty to provide mooring facilities.
It requires construction of a combiwall cofferdam.
SPI's managing director Eric Livermore said: 'The use of the high-capacity combination piles of this magnitude is quite unusual in the UK.
Consequently, a large-capacity crawler crane was imperative to complete within our allotted timescale.
'This is complex work and it requires a crane with precise and sensitive controls to accurately handle the piles at considerable radius.'