Flying high

25 April 2008

A customised 500 kg capacity Reid Lifting Porta-Gantry has been supplied to the Commissioners of Irish Lights (CIL) - General Lighthouse Authority for Ireland, its adjacent seas and islands.

The lifting equipment was chosen because it can be stowed in the load area of a helicopter used by the maintenance crews that fly to the offshore lighthouses. The Porta- Gantries are made from aluminium alloy, claimed to be 70% lighter and have 20% greater tensile strength than mild steel. They come in four versions, from 500 kg to 3 tonnes load capacity. An option of stand-off feet provides additional height adjustment in 13 mm steps where there is uneven ground or if extra height is needed for a certain job.

Latest News
Three electric machines on zero-emission jobsite
Machinery noise levels are said to be ten times lower than that of traditionally powered equipment
Devaluation of Egyptian pound hits Orascom’s revenue
The devaluation of the Egyptian pound has dented revenue at contractor Orascom, although this was partially offset by a strong performance in the US
British Steel wins multi-million contract for high-speed electric railway in Turkey
British Steel says that this will help create a lower-emission transport link between Turkey’s second-largest container port and inland cities