Whyte Cargo Handlers provided a complete lifting package for the local Montrose Air Museum at Waldron Road, Broomfield , Montrose.
They required to move a large wooden exhibition cabin a short distance on site to provide space for a new construction. The cabin was complete with fixed display cabinets and housed the Richard Moss Memorial Collection and required to be handled with extreme care. The site once cleared would enable the Air Museum to expand its collection of local artefacts from both World Wars.
Montrose Air Museum are a registered charity and as such have limited funds. The tendered to a few companies to undertake this operation and were quoted in excess of £4,000.00 for the lifting package complete with crane, lifting equipment & personnel. We were approached to undertake a site visit and provide a cost and lifting package. Calum Braid operations manager met with the local representatives and conducted a site survey. Calum calculated we could undertake the operation with our new Liebherr LTM1130 crane and our own qualified lift supervisors and Port operators. Bob Ogilvie from Pipeshield the business premises located opposite the air museum offered to provide a suitable lifting beam which we utilised along with suitable lifting equipment from our Port gear store.
As the Air Museum is a local registered charity and had limited funds Whyte Cargo Handlers offered to provide the entire lifting solution free of charge as long as we could undertake the operation at a time suitable to ourselves ie outwith our normal vessel operations.
Calum assessed the operation, calculated the weights and radius and completed the lifting plan.
Calum Braid organised the crane, lifting equipment and personnel. The operation was undertaken at a mutually convenient time and all parties worked together to ensure a safe and controlled lifting operation. The officers of the Air Museum were delighted with the outcome of the operation and expressed their thanks to all concerned.