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Case Studies

Transportation of specialised fabricated steel modular units

Posted: May 15th, 2019

Customer JGC Engineering and technical services Ltd. Project overview Hugh Simpson (Contractors) Ltd transported specialised fabricated steel modular units from JGC T3 building in Janetstown to Scrabster harbour. The biggest unit was 7.1 m wide, 14.4 m long and 6.0 m high. The height of the trailer and load was 6.9 m. The route was …
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Unloading pipes from marine vessel in Wick Harbour

Posted: March 13th, 2019

Customer Kestrel Liner Agency Ltd. Project overview 04/03/2019 Hugh Simpson (Contractors) Ltd. unloaded in total 1652 steel pipes from a Marine Vessel Helen Anna, which arrived in Wick harbour on Monday. We operated a crane and a vacuum pipe lifter simultaneously to discharge the vessel. The unloading required …
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Discharging lime boat Eems Delta, Wick Harbour

Posted: March 11th, 2019

Customer Hugh Simpson (Contractors) Ltd. Project overview 11/03/2019 Hugh Simpson (Contractors) Ltd. discharged in total 1586 tonnes of bulk ground lime from a Marine Vessel Eems Delta, which arrived in Wick harbour on Sunday. We operated two material handlers with clamshell bucket attachments. Lime was loaded directly into …
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Unloading pipes from a Marine vessel in Wick harbour

Posted: March 11th, 2019

Customer Kestrel Liner Agency Ltd. Project overview 16/01/2019 Hugh Simpson (Contractors) Ltd. unloaded in total 1092 steel pipes from a Marine Vessel Peak Amsterdam, which arrived in Wick harbour on Wednesday. We operated two cranes simultaneously to discharge the vessel. The unloading required two teams with four slingers/ …
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Unloading reefer ship at Scrabster harbour

Posted: January 30th, 2019

Customer Eimskip Agency Project overview 29/01/2019 Hugh Simpson (Contractors) Ltd unloaded refrigerated cargo from Svartfoss at Scrabster harbour. Hugh Simpson (Contractors) Ltd acted as stevedores in cooperation with  Sandisons shipping, which is the shipping agent that liaises with the customer, harbour authorities, ships crew and transport company. We have been …
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Dismantling lighting tower in Wick Harbour

Posted: December 10th, 2018

Customer Wick Harbour Authority Project overview 6/12/2018 Hugh Simpson (Contractors) Ltd. dismantled and removed a lighting tower from Wick Harbour Commercial quay. The lighting tower was over 30 m high, which required our operatives to work at considerable heights. The tower was cut in 4 sections, each approximately …
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Unloading onshore wind turbine components

Posted: November 7th, 2018

Customer McFadyens Project overview Hugh Simpson (Contractors) Ltd. unloaded two vessels: Hendrik-S on 26/09/2018 and Triton on 28/09/2018 that brought onshore wind turbine components to Wick. The components were then transported to Bad a` Cheo windfarm located off the A9 at Achkeepster, Caithness which consists of up to 13 wind …
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Unloading rail wagons with 18 and 27 m pipes

Posted: October 4th, 2018

Customer Deutsche Bahn Project overview Pipes arrive at Georgemas by rail, where our team unloads them directly onto the lorry or onto the storage at site. Pipes are 18 and 27 m long with 1472  and 1253 mm outer diameter and each pipe weighs around 13 tons. The project will …
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Transportation of 8 x 8 m steel structures

Posted: October 2nd, 2018

Customer JGC Engineering and technical services Ltd. Project overview Hugh Simpson (Contractors) Ltd conducted the loading of steel units onto trailers at two JGC locations at T3 building in Janetstown and at Harpsdale Workshop and transporting them to Scrabster harbor. One of the units was 7.62 wide and …
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Unloading rail wagons with 12 and 14 m pipes

Posted: October 2nd, 2018

Customer Deutsche Bahn Project overview Since May throughout September Hugh Simpson (Contractors) Ltd has been unloading pipes at Georgemas rail junction. The pipes are loaded at production in Hartlepool and arrive at Georgemas by rail operated by the Deutsche Bahn. The pipes are 12 and 14 m long …
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Lifting Seacat Intrepid for Seacat Services Ltd

Posted: October 2nd, 2018

Customer Seacat Services Ltd. Project overview Hugh Simpson (Contractors) Ltd. lifted offshore support vessel Seacat Intrepid onto the quay in Wick and back into water as it needed some repair done. The vessel was lifted in tandem using 500 T and 350 T cranes, and wire and round slings (basket …
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