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Crane Hire - WOB Making the Digital Move

WOB Making the Digital Move

21st July 2021

The team at WOB have been busy with the development of a ‘Digital Crane Certification Program’ for the WOB Fleet. This means in the very near future all WOB equipment that require certificates of thorough examination, inspection reports etc will be visible to anyone with a smart phone. A WOB NFC sticker is placed at […]

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Crane Hire - What is a Lift Plan?

What is a Lift Plan?

11th May 2021

The lift plan is fundamental in ensuring a heavy lift is properly planned, resourced and organised so that lifting operations are carried out safely and efficiently. In this article we look at what needs to be done to compile a lift plan if you are doing it yourself, or what you should expect in a lift […]

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Crane Hire - Growing Fleet at Wm. O’Brien

Growing Fleet at Wm. O’Brien

7th April 2021

In response to changing market needs, Wm. O’Brien is adding a number of new cranes to its fleet this year. The company has just taken delivery of a Terex Demag TC2800 with a lifting capacity of 600t. This crane will primarily be used for projects in the civil, wind and mechanical sectors. 200t, 160t and […]

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Crane Hire - Using a Crane in Rescue Operations

Using a Crane in Rescue Operations

5th March 2021

“Can I use a crane as part of my rescue operations?” At Wm. O’Brien we’re often asked if a crane can assist in rescue, in particular for moving personnel or victims. Our answer is normally “No. Exceptions have been known to be made but in very rare and unique circumstances.” The justification for using a […]

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Crane Hire - Wm. O’Brien Goes Down Under

Wm. O’Brien Goes Down Under

3rd December 2020

First Australian Project Kicks Off in Queensland with Liebherr Container Cranes   Wm. O’Brien is delighted to announce that it is starting its first ever heavy lift project in Australia.  The company is working with Liebherr Container Cranes on the construction of a Ship to Shore crane at the Port of Townsville in North-eastern Queensland […]

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Crane Hire - Wm. O’Brien Appoints Gavin McBride as International Business Development Manager

Wm. O’Brien Appoints Gavin McBride as International Business Development Manager

27th October 2020

Wm. O’Brien is delighted to announce the appointment of Gavin McBride to the role of International Business Development Manager.  With nearly 20 years’ working in the wind industry, Gavin brings a wealth of experience to the company. He has worked in various roles from project management to sales and has extensive expertise on large scale […]

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Crane Hire - VarioBase and Outrigger Development

VarioBase and Outrigger Development

9th July 2020

There is much more to outriggers these days than simply extending them as part of the step by step set up of the mobile crane.  The outriggers had a very black and white existence for many years; they were either half extended or fully extended.  Fully extended was the recommended position as it provided the […]

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Crane Hire - Launch of a Major Fundraising Drive for Three Cork Charities by Caring for Cork

Launch of a Major Fundraising Drive for Three Cork Charities by Caring for Cork

17th June 2020

A major fundraising drive has been officially launched by the Lord Mayor of Cork, Councillor John Sheehan and Cork Olympic and World Championship legend, Rob Heffernan to raise in excess of €60,000 for three well-known Cork charities – CUH Charity Cork University Hospital, Marymount Hospice and Cork Simon Community. This June & July individuals, families, […]

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Crane Hire - The Effect of Wind on Lifts

The Effect of Wind on Lifts

15th June 2020

By Alice O’Riordan, B.E. The effect of wind is a relatively new consideration when planning a lift.  For years crane work was carried out in cities within the skyline of the surrounding buildings that provided a wind break.  As cranes became bigger and in turn the height of the lifts, the level of exposure for […]

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Crane Hire - Wm. O’Brien Shortlisted for Irish Construction Industry Awards 2020

Wm. O’Brien Shortlisted for Irish Construction Industry Awards 2020

18th May 2020

Wm. O’Brien is delighted to announced that it has been shortlisted for the Irish Construction Industry Awards 2020 in the small subcontractor of the year category.  The Awards, running since 2014, were set up to recognise innovate businesses who demonstrate excellence in the construction industry. Commenting on the shortlisting William O’Brien, managing director of Wm. O’Brien said, […]

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