Chapel-en-le-Frith crane firm’s key role in Scottish shipyard regeneration

Fabrication bays at Rosyth Dockyard have been fitted with multiple heavy lift cranes ranging in capacity from ten to 35 tonnes.
Fabrication bays at Rosyth Dockyard have been fitted with multiple heavy lift cranes ranging in capacity from ten to 35 tonnes.
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A Chapel-en-le-Frith manufacturing company is playing a key role in the regeneration of a former Scottish naval yard.

Street Crane is installing 19 overhead cranes at Rosyth, supporting Babcock’s investment programme to make the shipyard a modern multi-role dock for commercial, marine and offshore construction.

The new cranes and hoists, ranging in capacity from ten to 35 tonnes safe working load and employing either Street’s advanced ZX hoist or VX custom-built hoists, were built in High Peak and delivered to a tight schedule. Eight existing cranes were removed and decommissioned as part of the package.

Street sales director Chris Lindley-Smith said: “This is a major modernisation programme of national significance and we are delighted that our overhead travelling cranes were selected to provide a flexible and efficient mechanical handling facility.

“The cranes and hoists were installed in September with testing and commissioning through October.”