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The Shard - he Unic URW-706 compact craneThe SHard - he Unic URW-706 compact crane




The GGR team who managed the lift were treated to an amazing bird’s eye view of the capital and were elated to witness the start of what will be a record breaking job for them.

There are two GGR operators on site, 1 during the day and 1 during the night as work continues around the clock. The glass panels weight some 300 kg each and the Unic will use its 16 m outreach to ensure the panels are lifted with minimum risk of hitting the structure.

The mini crane is being used to speed up the lifting work, thereby allowing the tower crane to continue lifting duties on the other side of the building. This method has been adopted to ensure that The Shard exterior is completed and cranes removed before the London 2012 Olympic Games open.

GGR Group’s Managing Director, Gill Riley, comments, “This iconic landmark is going to make a big impact across the London skyline and we are thrilled our cranes have been a part of this exciting project. It’s definitely the highest point we’ve ever taken one of our Unic cranes to, luckily our operators that are working on site have a good head for heights!”

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Sellafield announces preferred bidders for latest contract.

The preferred bidders are; the Progressive alliance, led by Babcock, Scott Wilson/URS and AXIOM, a joint venture between Jacobs, Amec, Assystem and Mott MacDonald.

Final contract award, of up to 15 years, will take place following the standard period of contract considerations.

This is a significant milestone in the way Sellafield Ltd does business and is the first time the company has entered into a true alliance style framework contract with our supply chain. The aim of this is to bring certainty and security to the supply chain at all levels. We believe that this certainty will allow long term investment in local infrastructure and resources.

The new alliance partners have been chosen to support Sellafield Ltd by providing specialist design, engineering and safety case assessment services.

Todd Wright, Nuclear Management Partners’ Managing Director for Sellafield Ltd, said: “Effective supply chain engagement through long term collaborative alliances is key to Sellafield Ltd delivering and exceeding commitments made in our performance plan.” [CWMAGS]


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