Case Studies

37 New Wind Turbines for New York

This project involved the installation of 37 new wind turbines at Cassadaga Wind Farm, Buffalo, New York, resulting in a total renewable energy capacity of 125.5 MW.   Wm. O’Brien was responsible for the: – Project management of all heavy lift activities – Crane hire – Personnel hire and supervision – Liaison with local Iron […]


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Heavy Lifting for 25 Winds Turbines at Crossing Trails Colorado

Project brief:  To provide heavy lift project management, equipment and staff to help with the installation of 25 wind turbines at Crossing Trails Wind Farm in Colorado giving a total wind energy capacity of 104MW.   Type of turbines installed: 20x Vestas V150 4.3 MW wind turbines 5x Vestas V136 3.6 MW wind turbines   […]


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48 Wind Turbines for Harvest Ridge Wind Farm, Illinois

Project Scope: To support the installation of 48 Vestas wind turbines for Harvest Ridge Wind Farm in Illinois with a total wind energy capacity of 200MW.   Location:   Harvest Ridge Wind Farm, located in northeastern Douglas County, Newman, Illinois, USA   Date:   June 2020   Equipment included: Terex/​Demag CC6800, Liebherr LR 11000, Liebherr LR […]


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Working Port Side in Philadelphia

Client: Liebherr Container Cranes   Location: PSA Penn Terminals, Philadelphia, USA   Date: April 2019   Heavy Lift Equipment: Liebherr LR1400 crawler cranes, Liebherr LTM 1160 mobile cranes and a 24-axle line SPMT   Wm. O’Brien assisted Liebherr Container Cranes with the assembly of 2 Ship to Shore (STS) cranes at PSA Penn Terminal, in Philadelphia, USA. […]


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Machinery Movement for a Modular Substation

Client: STS Group   Location: Limerick, Ireland   As part of a major upgrade programme by a multinational biotechnology company, STS Group engaged Wm. O’Brien for all lifting activities associated with the Modular Substation Project. The following scope was undertaken for the successful delivery of the project:   – Logistics plan covering the transportation of […]


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Rigging and Assembly of 15 Air Handling Units

Client: Kirby Group Engineering on behalf of Janssen Sciences Ireland   Location: Cork   During a €300m expansion project for Janssen Sciences, Wm. O’Brien was responsible for the rigging and assembly of 15 air handling units (AHUs). Involving a complex lift and shift operation, the AHUs needed to be manoeuvred and assembled in a tight environment, […]


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Turbine Offload and Assembly for Enercon

Wm. O’Brien was responsible for the offloading and assembly of 12x E70 turbines at Bunnyconnellan, Co Mayo. 


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Assembly of Ship to Shore Cranes

Wm. O’Brien was responsible for all the mechanical engineering and complete assembly of 2 Ship to Shore (STS) cranes.


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Dismantling the Oldest Working Gantry Crane

Our scope for the Doyle Shipping Group project was to dismantle a 50+ year old port crane as it had come to the end of its useable life and was going to be.


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Turbine Offload & Installation for GE Renewable Energy

Wm. O’Brien assisted GE Renewable Energy with the offload and assemble of 9 turbines for Glenmore Wind Farm, Co Clare, Ireland.


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