We worked closely with Ainscough Crane Hire Ltd to assist with a job at Valero refinery in Pembroke.

Pembroke refinery is one of the largest, most complex refineries in Western Europe. In 2011 it was acquired by Valero. It makes products including gasoline, diesel fuel, kerosene, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and petrochemical feedstocks.

The refinery needed to replace a Marine Loading Arm which is a 50 tonne structure, 25 metres high. A marine loading arm, also known as a mechanical loading arm, product loading arm, or MLA is a device consisting of articulated steel pipes that connect a tankership such as an oil tanker or chemical tanker to a cargo terminal.

Ainscough put a 500 tonne Terex CC2500 crawler crane onto our Wilcarry 1750 barge. We then used our Willpower tug to tow it into Pembroke Port.

The crane was then transported to Southampton where we used it to lift off a Marine Loading Arm at Esso Refinery at Fawley, so it was an identical job to the one at Valero, utilising the same vessels and highlighting our close relationship with Ainscough.

Our transport department also supported the project in transporting the old loading arm to Whitstable in Kent for refurbishment. This needed to be divided into 3 parts and transported on 3 of our trucks.

  • I just wanted to say thank you – it was a very challenging site to work at and make delivery to. Your drivers showed courtesy, patience and professionalism throughout the day

    Philip Kingston,
    Kingston Building Solutions

  • Thank you for your assistance, it was very much appreciated and a special thank you to Bob who did a fantastic job.

    Jenny Wilkinson,
    Interserve Defence Ltd

  • We are very happy with the service provided by your company, especially the driver and we will be using your company for any future work.

    Bob Sarkar,
    National Gritting Service

  • I would like to personally thank you, as a company, and every one of your drivers for their professional approach to the deliveries to our site, all of your drivers have been absolutely fantastic.

    Andy Jenner,
    EP Renewable Energies Limited

  • On Behalf of the Environment Agency and the Residents of Romsey and Winchester, I would like to convey our warmest gratitude for the support you provided during recent flooding. Without you we would not have been able to respond as quickly or effectively as we did.

    James A Humphrys,
    Environment Agency

  • We would like to thank yourself and your team at Williams Shipping for all your help last week, your team were great at getting us around and in position where and when we needed to be in spite of some rotten weather.

    Cliff Stonestreet,
    Fully Fused Fireworks Worldwide Event Management

  • Thank you very much for your assistance and I have to say the two crew members on the vessel could not have been more helpful.

    Steve Beck,
    Burgess Marine

  • May I take this opportunity to thank you for an excellent service, could you also please pass on my thanks to all of your skippers who have helped us over the past few weeks.

    Gwyn Goforth,
    Svitzer UK