Manchester crane firm Granada Material Handling Ltd awarded Davit Crane contract with Engie Fabricom for the Moray East and the Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm substations.

OrbisEnergy tenant, Engie Fabricom has awarded a significant contract to Manchester Company Granada Material Handling Ltd to design, manufacture, and commission 5 davit crane units for use on the Moray East and the Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm substations. Each of the Granada ‘Python’ crane units has been specifically designed for each offshore wind farm and the challenging marine environment in which it will operate. One ‘Python’ crane unit will be fitted to each of the 5 Jacket Foundation platforms.

Mark Sidwell, director of Granada Material Handling Ltd, added:

“We are extremely pleased to have been awarded two further prestigious UK wind farm projects. Securing this contract has been a real team effort by the Granada Renewable product and service division. The contracts to supply Moray East and Triton Knoll contracts is not only great news for Granada but also for our UK based supply chain. Granada has ambitious plans for this market sector and having supplied over 1000 offshore davits is the UK’s leading offshore wind farm davit crane supplier’.

Granada Material Handling Ltd has been contracted to design, supply, third party certify  and commission 5 individual crane units. Each Python crane unit measures approximately 4 meters in height, 5 meters in radius, and weighs approximately 2000kgs. The maximum lifting capacity of 1800kgs is needed to hoist the heavier serviceable components from the supply vessel to the laydown area on the platforms of the Jacket type foundations. The crane units have been specifically designed with an emphasis on health & safety and the operator’s needs, and are a unique design to Granada Material Handling

The company is already now looking to place orders and sub-contract specialist areas of work to other UK businesses, and will deliver the crane units over a 6 month period.


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