Our Why

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CREATING CLIENT VALUE 

We find the best possible way to work better, together.

The combination of our subject matter expertise and your project knowledge ensures a distinct advantage. It’s the power of ‘us’. It’s why we’re the UK market leader for all logistics in nuclear construction, and also in engineering heavy lift solutions for civil and industrial installations. 

  • At Hinkley Point C, for example, we were chosen as the Tier 1 supplier because we’re the only British firm with the skill sets, experience and in-house resources to deliver a brand new Shared Services model. 
  • Similarly, for the onshore renewables industry, we believe Osprey’s advantage is a deeper level of understanding – higher hub heights are an advantage but until they start generating, they’re stranded capital, so we choose cranes  and crews that let us complete those installations safely, faster. Relocation times are crucial. We’re reducing timeframes for first electricity. 

We provide supply surety and we deliver our engineering solutions in an open way, explaining what we’re doing, how, and why. As experienced operators of our own equipment, we can usually find better solutions for the problem in hand. It’s a multi-disciplined approach, guided by that north star – the benefits being derived from environmentally focused legacy. 

OSPREY. WHY NOT?

  • Our ‘north star’: from our ESG principles to the project choices that will help make a difference, we want to help accelerate the energy transition.
  • Our proven process: we’ll find a way of working that will save time across many months of project management – and money – throughout its lifecycle.
  • Our expertise: we solve complex land and sea logistics, helping clients to install the critical infrastructure of tomorrow, today. Our teams have the strength to lead and the passion to succeed. 
  • Our philosophy: already, we’ve helped to move and install more than 220 onshore wind turbines, 24 offshore wind farms and 6,400 MW of low carbon nuclear infrastructure. These are all client-focused solutions, delivered in an environmental and safety focused culture.
  • Our approach: we’re recognised as UK market leader with the highest of standards and accreditations. Our teams manifest an active and open learning culture across all of our activities.

 

THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT, THE RIGHT APPROACH

We’re proud to say we have the UK’s largest fleet of specialist barges, and an impressive range of onshore equipment that includes heavy lift cranes, crawler cranes, SPMTs, gantries, hoists and associated niche equipment – such as cable carousels.

Owning this extensive inventory means we can often provide specialist support at short notice, but for real value, early engagement is key.  The sooner we’re involved, the earlier we can show you how Osprey makes a difference.  Plus, by prioritising collaboration from the outset, we can also think and act quickly when challenges arise.

What’s more, we do all of this without compromising on safety or impacting schedules.  Our QHSE team minimises risks to people, equipment and assets in equal measure.

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INNOVATION IN ACTION 

We promote an innovative culture – one that delights in drawing from cross-sector expertise to create solutions for the most challenging lifts and moves – but we’re also committed to creating realistic schedules, and then sticking to them. 100%.

On our case studies page, you’ll find project overviews that demonstrate we’re problem-solvers, through and through.  The examples are organised by sector, but they highlight the Osprey Way of Working – we’re driven to find the best possible solution for each project.

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Meet our teams

In end-to-end specialist logistics, experience and attitude count for a lot.  Many of our team have been with us for years, but we’re also investing in the next generation of logistics specialists through graduate programmes and internships.

Meet the teams who contribute to our project solutions, who ensure we’re known for our approachability.

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Case Studies

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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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 – 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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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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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 LANE

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 HPC, 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