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Crane Hire Ltd played an integral role in the recent refurbishments at the home of Cork GAA, Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
After an €80 million upgrade the now 45,000 capacity stadium, which has been closed since 2014, is scheduled to re-open in June.
The overall project has employed 380 construction workers to date, substantially increased the capacity of the venue and added a number of other onsite facilities such as a conference centre. The stadium is also set to become one of the main outdoor concert venues in the south of the country.
Crane Hire Ltd began work at Páirc Uí Chaoimh in June 2016 lifting the stadium’s 65 tonne trusses into place with the Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 crane.
“The biggest challenge on site was the limited space available relative to the size of crane required and loads being lifted,” said Crane Hire Ltd Operations Director Jarlath O’Leary. “In particular the distance between where the trusses were prefabricated and the structure of the stand, left no margin of error. The crane had to operate at minimum radius, maximum radius, within half a ton of Safe Working Load (SWL) and clear obstacles with minimal tolerances, all within a single lift. This required a great deal of accurate three dimensional planning and drawing, followed by detailed execution by our team on the ground.”
“While none of this is simple or allows any room for error, it is relatively routine for Crane Hire Ltd, as we work on myriad of projects throughout Ireland and the UK,” Jarlath O’Leary added.
Crane Hire Ltd was founded in 1967 and has since developed a reputation for innovation and specialist expertise, providing both standard crane hire and contract crane lift services.