The Lifting Challenge

The challenge on our stadium project – a 1100kg piece of glass, 5.4m wide, 2.1m tall, scaffold just 200mm from the final position of the glass and no tower crane access possible….

With the only manipulator in the country capable of handling this weight of unit unavailable on a long-term hire, we developed a solution with GGR Lifting Solutions which involved specially adapting an Emu glazing manipulator for the job.

Highly trained GGR operatives and Colorminium personnel worked closely together using the equipment to manoeuvre the glass through the opening and then back in to its final position. This pane of glass is a very high-performance spec with the unit’s worth over £7000 each, therefore it was critical that it was executed professionally and correctly.

Congratulations to the team!