Works were undertaken to design a new MCC room and access platform to be installed between the “A” frame of the ship loader and to be clear of the boom when lifted up. Tight space tolerances were evident; therefore we engaged 3D scanning technology to scan and create a base model of the existing ship loader. To reduce ship loader down time the new structure was prefabricated and fitted out as much as possible prior to fitting to the ship loader.
The building was built off site and successfully lifted and slid into place in a few hours onto a prepared simplistic support structure. Clearance of only 25mm along one side challenged both the accuracy of our design and the lifting team.