Construction Logistics Kit

The right equipment

Whatever you’re working on, the heavy and abnormal nature of some construction logistics means you’ll need access to specialist equipment – and the team to operate it.

We have 25 years of experience, which means we know how to use our equipment to best effect: choosing the right combination to help you deliver the project on time and on budget. There’s no such thing as a standard approach, although many projects benefit from tried-and-tested solutions. These are just some of the in-house resources we can tap into for your next construction project…

Heavy lift cranes

We have our own fleet of telescopic mobile cranes and lattice-boom, truck-mounted cranes – some of the most capable units operating in the UK. These include a telescopic LTM1800 (800te) and an LTM1800D (1,000te), and truck-mounted cranes including an LG1550 (550te) and an LG1750 (750te).

We can offer everything from standard CPA crane hire to fully engineered contract lift services, and we’re happy to provide detailed specs for these units, along with options for transporting them and using them on sites with challenging access.

SPMTs

Our fleet of 120 Self-Propelled Modular Transporters (SPMTs) provides an unlimited range of lifting options: different modules with multiple axle lines. The deck height can be adjusted hydraulically to lift and lower the load, and each SPMT can be fitted with its own engine and steering system.

We can connect our SPMT modules – side-by-side or end-to-end – or we can operate them in synchronised mini-fleets. With this flexibility, our team can deploy the right combination of SPMTs to lift and move virtually any heavy load.

Hydraulic lifts, jacks, and skates

If we can’t use a mobile crane easily, then we have to think laterally. For many installations, or even in fabrication projects, hydraulic gantries are a safe and efficient alternative – letting us move heavy loads precisely, synchronising the move at more than one lifting point. We own our own units and can use the gantries with or without rail systems: we can also make use of them to get an accurate measurement of a load’s gross weight – before transporting it by other means.

Our in-house skating system is a connected series of skid-shoes that’s powered by hydraulic push-pull cylinders. Our engineers have the experience to make skates work in the most challenging circumstances, travelling slowly and safely over a pre-constructed track.

We can also incorporate turntables into the track layout for rotating loads as needed. Skate systems are often a go-to solution for complex installations, on unusual sites, or inside buildings that present a challenge, such as sub stations.

Heavy transport

We can provide the widest range of specialist equipment for delivering end-to-end construction logistics. We’re proud to have a well-established relationship with one of the UK’s foremost heavy haulage firms, Allelys Heavy Haulage Ltd.

Our teams have been working together for many years, and we can often combine our services in a single contract – making project management easier from the outset. The heavy haulage fleet includes semi-low loaders (3 or 5-axle units, with trombone trailers), beam trailers, wafer decks, vessel deck trailers, girder frame trainers (500t, 400t and 200t), and multi-axle hydraulic trailer systems.

Recent Projects

Delivering Subsea Infrastructure

Award-winning multi-modal transport

Our client needed several towheads shipped out to a new oil field –on a demanding schedule, with (award-winning) challenges to overcome.

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Supporting UK Ship Building

Innovative solutions for everyday challenges

If existing transport can’t ship our heavy lift cranes (our LTM1800 and LG1550), then our team will still find a way to get them to site…

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Upgrading UK Rail

Multi-modal transport for heavy industry

With the track gauge itself preventing ‘on line’ movement of these locomotives to the UK, we created a multi-modal solution that ensured seamless – on time – delivery.

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Supporting National Grid

The best route from A to B is sometimes via sea

There’s more to specialist logistics than equipment and engineers. Our teams have the experience to recommend innovative solutions, and the partnerships to make them possible…

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When you need experience, equipment, and enthusiasm…

Talk to Osprey. A great, British, logistics provider with the people and the partners to deliver heavy lifting and abnormal transport services of all kinds, onshore and off. We deliver better results. We get involved earlier and use our experience to cut costs (without cutting corners). Talk to us about your next project…

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