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Blackpool Coast Protection Scheme

BPH Equipment supplied cranes to sister company Birse Civils for Blackpool's Coastal Protection Scheme.

BPH Equipment provided a new Kobelco CKE 1800 (180t capacity) crawler crane to the project which was delivered directly to the Blackpool site from the factory in Japan. The crane was the first of its type delivered into the UK and was selected by the Birse Coastal team to handle the placing of the precast concrete units forming the main sea defences. A number of other BPH Equipment cranes have also worked alongside the CKE 1800 during the project including a Kobelco CKE 1350 (135t), a Kobelco CKE 1200 (120t) and the Hitachi CX550 (55t) used extensively during the piling works.

Kobelco CKE 1800 and CKE 1350 cranes from the BPH Equipment fleet are also being used to perform similar duties on the Birse Coastal project at Redcar.

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