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JDN Profi TI 100 tonne air hoist application in a gas terminal

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article image A JDN Profi air hoist was used to lift a furnace from a dedicated low loader unit within the live area of the St Fergus gas terminal

The inaugural lift by a Profi TI 100 tonne air operated hoist unit has been successfully accomplished at the St Fergus gas terminal located near Peterhead on the North East coast of Scotland.  

The St Fergus gas terminal processes gas from over 20 North Sea fields and is responsible for transporting offshore gas to shore, receiving the gas onshore, processing the gas to National Grid specification, delivering the gas to shippers and ensuring a balance between supply and demand.  

Enermech Limited, a specialist lifting company headquartered in Aberdeen was tasked with the responsibility of lifting a furnace from a dedicated low loader unit within the live area of the St Fergus gas terminal.  

The lift site within the terminal was in close proximity to gas pipes that carried up to 20% of the daily gas supplies required for the UK. Being a live area, mobile cranes were not permitted, and hence a pre-manufactured lifting frame was supplied to support both the hoist and the load.  

After suitable positioning within the plant, the lift, transfer and positioning of the furnace was safely and successfully carried out.  

JDN’s Profi air hoists are available in Australia through Pacific Hoists .

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