Skelair Supports Delivery of Iver Station Project
Global, multi-disciplined engineering and construction company, J. Murphy & Sons, has recently completed an element of works on the LOCROS West Project for Transport for London. Due to the restrictive nature of the site, Murphy’s Ground Engineering purchased the Klemm KR709-3G from Skelair International.
As part of the scheme, Murphy’s Ground Engineering was contracted to provide step-free access at Iver Station, install lifts, complete power upgrades, over bridges and a new ticket office. The programme of work saw the installation of 26 piles at a depth of 13.5m and a diameter of 450mm, in an area of restricted access which represent potential health and safety risks to both man and machine on site. Known for its ability to adapt to restricted access sites and to be controlled remotely, the Klemm KR709-3G was the perfect solution for overcoming these challenges.
The works were being conducted in what was still a ‘live’ station, so protection of the public, workers and railway assets was of paramount importance. The Klemm KR709-3G’s remote-controlled movements allowed for minute adjustments of the components, enabling to position the rig in the best possible location.
Construction Manager, John Scannell, Murphy’s Ground Engineering, commented: “The Klemm KR709-3G was immediately attractive to us as this project was being completed in a restrictive and live environment. The ability to control the rig remotely was a great asset to us on site to both crew and rig operators in terms of health and safety compliance.”
As standard, the Klemm KR709-3G has a 10m mast, with the ability to purchase alternative masts to assist with versatility. Murphy’s Ground Engineering, understanding the nature of the site, also purchased a ‘low headroom’ mast from Skelair International to enable the rig to work in the tightest of restricted environments.
Speaking on behalf of Skelair International, Steph Keane, Sales Director, explained: “The restrictions of the site and the associated health and safety risks made it clear to us that the Klemm KR 709-3G would be the most versatile of rigs to work within this environment. Manufactured to the highest standard, enhancing European EN16228 legislation conformity and delivering a TIER 4 final 160kW engine, the Klemm KR709-3G was the ideal solution for operating on London projects and will be an asset to Murphy Ground Engineering for many years to come.”
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