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Unloading pipes from MV Scot Trader, Wick Harbour


Liberty Steel

Project overview

Hugh Simpson (Contractors) Ltd unloaded 117 pipes (18 m long with 1524 mm outer diameter, each pipe 12 tons) from  marine vessel Scot Trader, which arrived in Wick Harbour on Friday.  Two cranes were set up: one fitted with a vacuum lift and another with the spreader bar and lifting shoes to unload pipes on to the quay.

On the quay we use Dhatec pipe storage system. This system  can be easily adjusted to different pipe diameters and is completely safe to store pipes until further transportation to their final location.

Our approach

Preparing site

Vacuum lifter

Spreader beam and lifting shoes

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