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         continued from previous page       Council (NERC), to deliver civil engi-  ed that loads will weigh up to 20t dur-
         of  valuable statistics,  including:  tech-  neering projects associated with the RRS   ing dismantling of the existing wharf
         nical  queries  received  and responses   Sir David Attenborough, the UK’s new   and up to 35t as the steelwork frames
         sent;  responses  sent  within  48  hours;   polar research vessel, commissioned by   to create the new wharf are installed.
         questions  requiring  new  guidance or   NERC and operated by BAS for scientific   McGowan said: “The [RSS] equipment
         changes / clarity to industry practices;   research and logistics projects.  will be used over two seasons, each last-
         and technical queries from specific geo-  Over the next decade Rothera Re-  ing  five  to  six  months  starting  in  No-
         graphical areas.                   search Station will undergo a com-  vember 2018 and 2019 respectively. We
           “To gain a more accurate picture of   prehensive  modernization program to   can  expect  to  be  working  in  tempera-
         industry  issues  we  need  all  members   ensure  that its facilities continue to   tures of approx. 0°C with a -20°C wind
         to use  the  Technical  Triage  system,”   enable world-leading research.  A new   chill. A lifting equipment cabin will pro-
         said Ben Dobbs, Head of Technical Ser-  wharf is scheduled to be built over two   tect the items from the elements while
         vices at LEEA. “We encourage mem-  Antarctic seasons, starting in Novem-  in storage between usages.”
         bers to send all technical queries in by   ber 2018, in order to accommodate the   Steve Hutin,  managing director
         email to technicaladvice@leeaint.com   Sir David Attenborough, and improve   at RSS,  said:  “It’s always rewarding
         as the first port of call for the Triage   boating  operations.  During  the  first   to source  and manufacture product
         system. This is vital for members seek-  season,  the  existing  wharf  will  be re-  for the world’s most interesting and
         ing answers to their questions, because   moved, and temporary cargo unloading   meaningful  projects.  Sir  David  Atten-
         LEEA cannot support advice and guid-  and boat launch facilities will be oper-  borough is a household name and the
         ance if the question is not logged in the   ated from South Cove. The rear section   vessel named after him will help man-
         Triage system.”                    of the new wharf will be constructed in   kind  to achieve amazing things.  That
            LEEA members can send their tech-  the first season, then the front section   we’ve played a small part in  prepar-
         nical  queries  to technicaladvice@  lee-  attached during the second year.  ing  Rothera Research  Station  to ac-
         aint.com.                            RSS has supplied a variety of equip-  commodate the vessel gives us a great
         Rope and Sling Provides            ment, including polyester roundslings,   sense of pride and satisfaction. Credit
                                            webbing slings, chain slings, shackles,
                                                                               must go to our team at Grangemouth
         Rigging Gear for                   chain  blocks,  jacks,  and safety har-  [Scotland],  particularly  Steve  Beur-
         Attenborough Antarctic             nesses. It has also provided a Modulift   skens [sales engineer], who committed
         Project                            MOD 34 spreader beam  with a safe   to winning this landmark order and
           Rope and Sling Specialists (RSS) has   working load (SWL) of 10t at 8.5m (28   delivering it in line with the project’s
         provided lifting and rigging products   ft.) in length. The MOD 34 offers up to   requirements.”
         to BAM Nuttall Limited (BAM), which   34t at 6m (19 ft.) and up to 10m (32 ft.)   Other benefits of improving the wharf
         will utilize the equipment during the   at a lower capacity.          include an upgrade of small boating fa-
         landmark modernization of the Rothera   Martha McGowan, Project Manager   cilities for marine research, including a
         Research Station in the Antarctic.  at BAM, explained that the below-the-  larger crane for launching small boats,
           BAM is working in partnership with   hook equipment would be used with   a  personnel  gangway,  and  a  floating
         the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), part   two 300t  capacity  crawler cranes and   pontoon for the deployment of scientific
         of the Natural Environment Research   an 80t capacity mobile crane. She add-  instruments such as gliders.
                                                                                 The Rothera Research Station is sit-
                                                                               uated on Adelaide Island to the west of
                                                                               the Antarctic Peninsula.
                                                                               Terex Supports NCCCO
                                                                               Certification for Drill Rig
                                                                               Operators
                                                                                 Terex Utilities announces that Dale
                                                                               Putman, Product Manager, was part of
                                                                               the first group of individuals to become
                                                                               a certified Foundation Drill Rig Opera-
                                                                               tor. The designation is one of two new
                                                                               certifications developed by the Nation-
                                                                               al Commission for the Certification of
                                                                               Crane Operators (NCCCO) in conjunc-
                                                                               tion with the International Association
                                                                               of Foundation Drilling (ADSC). Follow-
                                                                               ing receipt of Foundation Drill Rig cer-
                                                                               tification, Putman also became accred-
                                                                               ited as an NCCCO Practical Examiner
                                                                               for the Foundation Drill Rig program.
                                                                                 “Being knowledgeable about our cus-
                                                                               tomer’s business  extends beyond just
                                                                               knowing how and where Terex equip-
                                                                               ment is used,” said Putman. “We think
                                                                               it’s important to be a driving force to
                                                                               promote safe work  environments  for
         RSS Provides Rigging Gear for Attenborough Antarctic Project. The rigging gear is being used
         with two 300t capacity crawler cranes and an 80t capacity mobile crane.  operators in  the  drilling  industry.  By
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