UK company Ainscough Crane Hire has opened a new depot in Invergordon, Scotland. It says that the new depot will help it better serve existing and new customers, as well as help it grow its wind energy offering.
Ainscough already had a base in Invergordon which has been superseded by the new 27, 852 sq ft facility. According to Ainscough, the facility is fully under cover, providing protection for the depot’s fleet of cranes and a better working environment for its staff. The additional space provided by the site has enabled the creation of a crane workshop and garage. This, it said, will allow the depot to be fully self-sufficient with the ability to service, inspect and maintain its own cranes.
Ainscough said that the new and improved depot reaffirms its commitment to supporting both existing customers and the developing renewable wind energy sector. According to Ainscough, the sector has continued to expand with both large and small scale wind farms becoming increasingly popular. Ainscough said it has been involved in the construction, lifting, transport and installation of over 3,000 wind turbines.
The new depot will additionally allow Ainscough’s Scottish operation to expand its work in infrastructure, where it already supports customers with replacement and expansion projects in electricity generation and distribution through substation works and pylon erections and replacement. The team also regularly undertakes work for national construction firms at numerous sites across the Scottish Highlands and Moray, Ainscough adds.
Rebekah Tippett, manager of the new Invergordon depot, said: “Everyone at Ainscough Crane Hire is very proud to be able to open this fantastic new depot in Invergordon. This represents both Ainscough’s commitment to the wind energy sector and our determination to continually improve the service we offer new and existing clients across a wide variety of industries.
“We are aware of the complexities that many construction projects entail, and as well as our new location we are further exploring what we can do to innovate in the sector. Additionally, our co-operative network of cranes is spread across a wide geography, meaning we are easily able to access the remote locations in which such projects are often located. The wind energy sector will prove to be increasingly important in the years ahead, and we anticipate that Ainscough will play a key role in helping to bring dynamic and innovative schemes to life. This, combined with our ongoing work on other significant construction and infrastructure projects across the region, means this is a hugely exciting time for Ainscough and our clients in Scotland.”