Lift Rite St James Park3Lift-rite engineering services have installed the flags at St James’ Park ahead of the first rugby world cup match to be held the stadium.

St James’ Park with a capacity of 52,409 hosted its first match in 1880. St James’ Park is the oldest football stadium in the North East of England.

The first 2015 rugby world cup match hosted at St James’ Park was South Africa Vs Scotland on Saturday 3rd October.

Lift-rite manufactured the flag frames and carried out the installation with our experienced rigging team.

Graeme Robson said ‘Lift-Rite experience and expertise allows us to not only install the flag frames which is a technically challenging operation but also manufacture the frames in-house.’

Lift-Rite Engineering Services specialise in the provision of lifting equipment, fall protection systems and on site rigging and testing services. For more information call us on: 0844 815 0085 or via the contact us page.

Lift-rite engineering services apprentice Scott Hale has graduated at Northumberland College after his 4 years apprenticeship in advanced engineering.

Lift-rite managing director Graeme Robson said

“Scott joined the company at 17 years of age and has worked extremely hard to complete his apprenticeship and has developed into an excellent engineer who Lift-rite are extremely proud of”

Lift-rite have recently taken on another apprentice, Kieran Geach who has completed his first year off the job training at Rolls Royce training school and North Tyneside College.

Graeme Robson said

“It is important to take on new apprentices and give them the opportunity to develop their potential and to bring the next generation of engineers through into our industry”.

Lift-rite engineering services have recently completed the loading of an Ampelmann gangway system.

The gangway weighing 106 tonnes was lifted by Lift-rite’s specialist rigging team and work was completed safely and on schedule.

Lift-rite engineering director, Glyn Geach said
“We carried out the complete project lift from initial site visit to producing lift plans, method statement and risk assessment and then lifted by our experienced rigging team”

Lift Rite Engineering Services has completed its latest project, the lifting of three 180 tonne reels. Lift Rite, a specialist provider of lifting equipment, fall protection systems and on site rigging and testing services, completed the lift using riggers and a lifting beam designed by Lift Rite and Lift Rite supplied ultra light Dyneema round slings. The reels were then lifted and loaded on time and to our clients specifications and requirements.

Graeme Robson, managing director at Lift Rite said ‘due to the size and weight of the reels, this was an especially challenging logistical operation. But due to our experience, readily available specialized equipment and thorough planning, we were able to complete the task with relative ease and on time.’

For more information please contact Lift Rite on 0844 815 0085.

Lift-rite engineering services has completed statutory inspections of Davits at Teesside Offshore Wind Farm. Utilising our offshore trained and qualified engineers, Lift-rite completed the inspection programme on the 27 turbines in the field.

Lift-rite has many years of experience in this sector through previous projects undertaken at Greater Gabbard, Galloper and Gwynt y mor offshore wind farms.

Graeme Robson Managing Director of Lift-rite engineering services said ‘We are very pleased to extend our portfolio of offshore windfarm work to Davits at Teesside Offshore site. This is a sector that is growing exponentially and we are keen to increase or profile within green renewable energy.’

For more information  on inspection programmes and Lift-rite’s other services, contact us or call us on 0844 815 0085.

Proof Load Testing 2Lift-rite carried our proof load testing of a 300 tonne SWL deck crane on board the ship Deep Constructor.

Lift-rite’s dedicated engineers worked through the night to complete the load test of 330 tonnes which was applied using ten of our 35 tonne capacity water load bags rigged with our heavy duty lifting equipment.

The load test was completed safely within the required time scale with the test being witnessed by the client and class surveyor.

Using our water load bags ensured costs were controlled by eliminating transport charges for steel test weights.

Siemens Rail Division 1Lift-rite engineering services received an unusual request from Siemens rail division to assist with testing requirements.

London Midland were looking to increase the running speed of its Class 350/1 EMU fleet from 100 mph to 110mph to allow journey times to be reduced on the hourly service out of Euston on the West coast main line.

Lift-rite were requested to provide hand type steel test weights which were to be placed into the carriage to simulate 80 tonnes of passengers and this would replicate a fully crush-loaded unit.

On completing an initial site visit to ascertain how the weights would be placed into the seats and to complete full method statements and risk assessments, Lift-rite come up with a novel testing method of using water load bags which would be strapped into the seats and filled with water to provide the 80 tonne test loading requirement.

The method was agreed by Siemens which saved a serious amount of time rather than having to transport 4,000 hand weights to site and manually load onto the train.

The water load bags which are normally used for testing life boats were placed into the seats and secured and then through a network of hoses, manifolds and flow meters were filled to the required capacity.

This method of testing was so successful, Siemens indicated that this method would be standard practice for the future.

The load testing was completed safely and the service is now running to the increased speed of 110mph.