In May 2012, as part of the Southend Pier restoration project; the Modulift MOD 400 Spreader Beam was used to raise and move into position a fragile pre-fabricated shell roofing section. The overall lift had a span of 13m and a load of 180t. The roofing panel was lifted from a barge using a sheeleg crane. From the crane to the hook was a central point sling, then from the hook to the Spreader Beam a further two slings connected to the roofing panel (Single Spreader Beam 4-Point Lift).
The scope of the works were as follows:
- The principal plant for the work was the GPS Atlas Sheerleg Crane
- Lifting of a fragile 180t shell and core pre-fabricated building from wharfage in Tilbury Docks and placing on barge
- Transportation of Building with tugs through the locks at Tilbury and along the Thames Estuary
- Lifting the building from the barge and very carefully and precisely placing the building on the old delicate structure of Southend Pier at High Tide
The lift was successfully completed within a very small weather/tide window of operation
Modulift Spreader Beams lifting the pedestrian bridge that links the stadium to the train station.
Harland & Wolff
Modulift adapted their traditional Spreader Beam design to accommodate multiple slings in order to lift into position a shaped roof section, with multiple Lifting Points.