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Historic waterfront crane

Historic Waterfront Crane by WorkZone Scaffolds
Historic Waterfront Crane by WorkZone Scaffolds

Historic Waterfront Crane

WorkZone was engaged by Wellington City Council to erect a scaffold on this historic crane on the Wellington waterfront. The scaffold enabled repair and maintenance work to be carried out.
This project presented a number of challenges, including the crane cab and boom which was not set at a 90 degree angle to the base. This meant the scaffold needed to accommodate different working face angles as it was built up.

WorkZone Scaffolds used Layher Allround Scaffolding on this historic Wellington waterfront crane
This historic Wellington waterfront crane required repair and maintenance work

Crane boom moves

Kurt Simpson of WorkZone explained, “Layher [Allround] scaffold was able to accommodate these changes by utilising wider transoms, deck to deck transoms and deck to ledger transoms. Even with all these changing deck positions WorkZone still managed to maintain a safe working platform for the client. In addition, the scaffold needed to be self-supporting, as the crane boom moves in the notorious Wellington wind.“
Photos were taken during the build phase and before the final lift was added.

Thank you to Kurt Simpson of WorkZone Scaffolds for these photos.

WorkZone Scaffolds was engaged by Wellington City Council to erect a scaffold on this historic crane
WorkZone Scaffolds was engaged by Wellington City Council to erect a scaffold on this historic crane


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