Marine & Aquaculture Services
Supply, hire, repair, service, inspect, test and certify lifting equipment. We have the largest choice of lifting equipment stock in central Scotland and the West Coast, this allows us to deliver goods to our customers quickly.
We stock the market leaders in our industry, including Gunnebo and Tractel and ensure that every product we supply to our customers is of the highest standard.
INSPECTION & LOAD TESTING
We are a Lloyds Register approved service provider for the servicing and maintenance of lifeboats, launching appliances and on-load release gear as well as the general load testing of shipboard lifting appliances.
Our LEEA qualified engineers can carry out annual thorough examination and 5 yearly testing of all onboard lifting equipment.
DESTRUCTIVE TESTING & NDT
We have the ability to test to destruction lifting gear and other equipment up to a maximum breaking load of 100,000KG. This could be anything from a shackle or belt sling to a custom made lifting device.
We also have qualified NDT engineers who can carry out Magnetic Particle and Dye Penetrant testing. In particular this is useful for pre and post load testing to ensure that there are is no weakness in the equipment which is not visible.
AQUACULTURE & MOORING
We supply aquaculture and mooring chain/components to the marine and fish farming industries from the same first-class manufacturers as our lifting products. The additional demands that harsh sea conditions put on products means that the quality and safety of the products you choose are vital.
We, as with all of our products, focus on quality. The mooring chain we supply is hot dip galvanised and the strongest on the market, designed for a long lifetime and durability compared to normal fishing chain.
BOLLARD LOAD TESTING
We have been carrying out bollard load testing for over ten years, giving ports peace of mind that their infrastructure is capable of withstanding the stresses it’s put under by the ever-increasing size of vessels.
Many bollards currently in use are of undetermined working load, mainly due to age. Bollard load testing is the only way to check that bollards are secure and safe for use. Our custom-built rig is suitable for all bollard shapes and sizes.
TEST WEIGHT HIRE
At our yard we hold 100t of calibrated steel test weights from 25kg hand weights to 2t block weights for load testing, as well as waterbags. All our weights are available for hire, and we can include lifting cradles and boxes with slings to suit your lifting requirements. Our load cells can also be hired to be used in conjunction with the test weights to give real time evidence of the load weight.
HEIGHT SAFETY EQUIPMENT & INSTALLATIONS
Specialising in the supply, installation, and inspection of height safety personnel protective equipment (both fall arrest and fall restraint). This includes harnesses, lanyards, inertia reels, specialist working at height P.P.E. and accessories for working at height. We can provide on-site installation of harness anchor points and fall arrest and fall restraint safety lines and systems on anything from a turbine to a boat. We are a qualified service and repair centre for Tractel inertia reel and fall arrest blocks as well as all Tractel height safety systems and Faba rails.
Our engineers hold MEWP and working at height tickets and so are able to install safety lines in hard to access areas where a ladder of scaffold would not be suitable.