Marine Contracting

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Marine Contracting

There’s an advantage to working with a team that offers equipment, experience, and an appetite for innovation – we can use our engineering insights to create the best possible plan for lifting, moving, and installing assets.

Chartering vessels – more than 500 to date – our solutions have seen us working with everything from coasters (geared and ungeared), to HLVs, semi-submersibles and PSVs. It’s about finding the right solution for each project. Our relationships with the vessels’ owners lets us offer total supply surety, but still consider alternatives that deliver an advantage through innovation.

FINDING A BETTER WAY 

We have the UK’s largest fleet of specialist barges, and we support that inventory with more than 25 years of marine heritage and engineering insights. Our team really comes together – we have our own heavy lift, civil, and marine engineers; equipment; port services, naval architects… 

In short, this means we’re primed to simply find better ways of working. Innovation doesn’t mean inventing things from scratch, it means knowing our equipment inside and out and finding the right solution for each lifting, transportation or installation challenge.

 

CASE STUDY

MARINE INNOVATION 

Sometimes the best solution to a complex challenge isn’t a ‘brand new way of working’ – it’s simply a common sense approach that makes best use of our equipment and expertise. The plans for moving this marine loading arm are a good example…

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MARINE PROJECTS TEAM

At heart, Osprey has always been a marine engineering business. It’s where we began. Time and again, we’ve used this experience to innovate and deliver offshore logistics supporting the renewal of Britain’s most important, critical infrastructure.

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Case studies

HPC – RPV installation

RPV DELIVERY – A STATIC, DYNAMIC SOLUTION

At Hinkley Point C, we've developed a RORO solution that delivers oversized assets to site in a new way – increasing productivity across the construction site.

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Tintagel Bridge installation

Award-winning assets, innovation in action

The new English Heritage walkway at Tintagel is an award-winning installation. Our solution overcame many obstacles associated with overland delivery to this outlying location.

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Problem-solving for Petrochem

Problem-solving for Petrochem

Minimal downtime for a petrochemical site is critical and our approach kept our operations down to a minimum.

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PRIORITISING QHSE IN LOGISTICS

Osprey's QHSE team guides all we do

Ellie, one of our QHSE Officers, works specifically on specialist logistics for Hinkley Point C. This puts her at the heart of delivering nuclear success. 

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RESPONSIVE, RELIABLE PORT SERVICES

Vessel owners trust for Port Services.

RORO, breakbulk, containers, oversized cargoes – along with all the documentation, negotiable Bills of Lading, inventory-linked and non-inventory linked customs entries and supporting services.

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RESPONSIVE CABLE SERVICES

Safely accelerating offshore project schedules

Knowing our equipment, having in-house expertise, if we can reduce the time taken to deliver a project – we will.

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NETWORK RAIL, BEWSEY STREET

Jacked lifting solves location problems.

Rail bridges are often in challenging locations. See how we deployed our Enerpac JS250 system to overcome these problems.

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HPC POLAR CRANE DELIVERY

Collaboration reduces risks and costs.

We bring multiple specialist logistics' partners together – a great example of this can be seen in the delivery of two Polar Crane Beams in to HPC.

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UPGRADING M4 MOTORWAY BRIDGES

Reducing possession times.

Getting involved early and having the in-house heavy lift equipment to guarantee supply surety – it all makes a difference for projects of this scale.

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HPC WORLD’S LARGEST STEAM TURBINE

Early planning builds efficiencies into logistics.

Through early contractor engagement and our repeatable Shared Services model, we reduce risks and costs in the delivery of critical assets to large sites.

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UNIQUE TIDAL TURBINE LOGISTICS

Our transferable skills and marine heritage inspire unique solutions.

Such as this end-to-end project plan to load-out Orbital's 02 – the world's most powerful tidal turbine.

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NETWORK RAIL, RIVER STOUR

Reducing risk and rail possession times.

Our teams have pioneered installation techniques that reduce risk for other suppliers, and possession times for clients.

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DELIVERING ULTIMATE DIESEL GENERATORS

Supply chain complexity is never a problem.

Working with overseas partners, we mitigate the risks for transporting critical infrastructure to the UK – in this case, to Hinkley Point C.

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SEACOMBE FERRY TERMINAL

Unique lift using floating crane barge.

Tidal phases made this challenging, but this is where our in-house marine, heavy lift and civil engineering expertise come to the fore.

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NETWORK RAIL, WARRINGTON BRIDGE

Flexibility overcomes unexpected challenges.

Collaborative working lets us use different approaches to handle problems – things like adopting mechanical aids during the pandemic.

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NETWORK RAIL, PENSTONE BRIDGE

Identifying a turntable lift saves time.

This approach is just one of the ways we seek to reduce possession times, overcoming the challenges of confined spaces for heavy lifts.

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MARINE ENGINEERING INNOVATION

Innovation? Sometimes the best solution is the simplest.

We use our marine engineering insights to find the best way of moving and installing assets

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UPGRADING UK RAIL

Joined-up heavy lifting ensures on-time delivery.

Manufactured overseas, our client's locomotives couldn't be transported by rail. We engineered a safe, heavy lift that ensured an on-time delivery.

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NETWORK RAIL, WHALEY BRIDGE

Turntables and SPMTs overcome challenges.

When the space available is less than ideal, we find a new way to move the heaviest loads.

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JLR CABLE-SPAN BRIDGE

Early involvement means we can deliver in-built efficiency.

Jacking, moving and installing this cable-span bridge at the JLR works is a great example of the Osprey Way of Working…

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MANCHESTER AIRPORT BRIDGE INSTALLATION

Early planning is essential

Our collaborative approach factors in unusual considerations, such as flight paths and radar…

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Cable movements

Problem solving for safe cable movements

Moving a full inventory of array cables from the UK to a new storage facility in the Netherlands.

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NETWORK RAIL, GYPSY PATCH

Reducing risk and rail possession times.

Our teams have pioneered installation techniques that reduce risk for other suppliers, and possession times for clients.

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END-TO-END TOWHEAD LOGISTICS

Overcoming challenges for end-to-end towhead logistics.

Our client needed several towheads shipping out, and our fully-engineered solution solved several problems.

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INNOVATIVE SHIPBUILDING SOLUTION

An ingenious solution for an everyday challenge.

When existing transport can’t ship our heavy lift cranes (our LTM1800 and LG1550), we still find a way to reach the site.

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Bahr Essalam Barge Support

End-to-end barge services

Fully supported with rapid, bespoke fastenings' design, vessels, crews, comms and documentation….

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HPC LOGISTICS: TUNNEL BORING MACHINES

Port-to-site logistics for nuclear construction.

Tunnel boring machine logistics provided valuable learnings – not only for HOPC, but also for other clients needing port-to-site transport on this scale.

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DUMBARTON RAIL BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Delivering rail infrastructure safely and efficiently.

We invented a way to remove and replace railway bridges faster and safer – reducing the usual installation time for projects of this kind.

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SUPPORTING NATIONAL GRID

Better logistics – delivered by sea, not road.

Our equipment and engineers make innovative logistics possible, and we work in partnership to reduce costs and timeframes.

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Accreditations and memberships

ISO 9001 logo certificate for Osprey

ISO 14001 Badge for Osprey

QMS ISO 45001 Logo Certificate for Osprey

CPA Collective Mark logo for Osprey

Constructionline Gold Member logo for Osprey

CHAS Accredited Contractor logo for Osprey

LEEA Associate Member Logo for Osprey

RISQS Railway Verified logo for Osprey

ROSPA Award 2022 presented to Osprey

Fit For Offshore Renewables status awarded to Osprey.

Supported by Offshore Wind Growth Partnership logo for Osprey.

Global Underwater Hub Member Logo

logo showing that Osprey is an associate member of CECA Midlands

Logo showing that Osprey is a member of NOF

Osprey is a member of the NIA; the Nuclear Industry Association.

Logo showing that Osprey is a member of BIFA

Logo showing that Osprey is part of Energi Coast