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When it comes to unusually heavy or otherwise abnormal loads of any kind, you want a specialist haulage company with a strong reputation of getting even the trickiest

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Gas Powered

JB Rawcliffe & Sons Ltd have successfully removed over 1000tonne of gas turbine generator equipment in Scotland. The two lines that each were made up of a gearbox (45,000kg), turbine (240,000kg) and generator (224,000kg) were all removed from there working positions using and combination of the hydraulic lift system, jacking & skidding and modular trailers and placed on stools ready for transport down to the port for shipping.

The complex high profile project that was time sensitive, was completed well within the scope with the least disruption to other works continuing within the power station and without incident. Due to site restrictions, a neck 10 modular trailer was used to transport the pieces to the storage area on site, this trailer was also utilised to help the customer with the movement of other pieces within power station whilst on site. With our in-house resources of specialised equipment and experienced hard working employees, the project was a complete success.


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Waste to Energy Boiler on Air

Moving the company forward into new and innovative methods in solving transport, lifting and handling problems for our customers JB Rawcliffe & Sons Ltd has just completed the offloading, handling and installation of a Cleaver-Brooks 13.5m x 3.8m x 4.8m 75,000kg Nebraska boiler and 2.6m x 3.3m x 4m 20,000kg associated economiser into the O-Gen Plymtrek energy plant.

With seven months in the planning, JB Rawcliffe & Sons Ltd were contracted to offload and place the boiler and economiser into their working positions within a building with extreme access restrictions.  For the offloading of the boiler an in-depth crane study was completed by JB Rawcliffe & Sons Ltd due to the size of the boiler and the site restrictions. Two cranes with multiple lifting beam arrangements were contracted by JB Rawcliffe & Sons Ltd to offload the boiler from transport, roll the boiler into the correct orientation and place into access doorway.

With restricted height and only 80mm of clearance in the doorway width JB Rawcliffe & Sons Ltd utilised air skates to skid the boiler into the building where the boiler was then jacked up via eight jacking points simultaneously and the support steelwork skidded in beneath.  The boiler was then skidded 90º within the building and into position. The successful project emphasises JB Rawcliffe & Sons Ltd commitment to helping our customers with their transport, lifting and handling projects.


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MEGA Zig-Zag Lift

JB Rawcliffe & Sons Ltd have successfully transported and placed two power transformers into Victoria Street, Central London.

The complex project, 18months in the planning, was to transport and place two 86,000kg power transformers and associated ancillary parts into a brand new basement substation 11m beneath ground level in central London. This project took place in the middle of the redevelopment of the former Kingsgate House on Victoria Street, SW1, as part of its transformation of Victoria.

As the new UKPN substation is located beneath the new development, JB Rawcliffe & Sons Ltd were approached and contracted to solve the challenge of getting the power transformers into the construction site and down the allocated substation hatches with the least amount of disruption to the on-going construction of Kingsgate House.

Several constraints had to be overcome which included ground loadings, restricted room on site, time restraints and access to the site. Consultation with both Transport for London,  Westminster Council, The Highways Agency and Metropolitan Police were undertaken to achieve permission for the delivery of the transformers, the placement of a contraflow of Victoria Street and the crossing of the pavement to access the site.

Using our 300Ton capacity lift system the transformers were offloaded from our modular trailers, travelled over the hatches and lower down 11m to the plinth.

The successful project was completed without incident and on schedule.


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Engineering Logistics

JB Rawcliffe & Sons Ltd has just completed the handling and transportation of a 63,000kg RCR Energy boiler from Tilbury Docks to Nestlé’s Project Dove state of the art coffee factory in Tutbury.

12 months in the planning, JB Rawcliffe & Sons Ltd were involved from the beginning when we were contacted and contracted to complete a route survey for the boiler at 15179mm long x 5328mm wide x 4637mm high from the UK port of entry to the delivery site for the boiler which was shipped from New Zealand. JB Rawcliffe & Sons Ltd liaised with the Highway Agency and police to obtain the necessary road permits for the movement.

In conjunction with RCR Energy JB Rawcliffe & Sons Ltd were able to assist in the engineering, design and manufacture the end suspension bookends which allowed the boiler to be supported and suspended from bolsters located on Nicolas MDED modular axles at each end.

JB Rawcliffe & Sons Ltd accepted the boiler at Tilbury Dock were we fitted our bookends to the boiler and removed the base shipping frame for the successful delivered to site.

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