Reid Gantry to Install Floating Solar System

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

April 25, 2019

Photo: Reid Lifting

Photo: Reid Lifting

Northern Pontoon used a 3,000 kg working load limit (WLL) lightweight gantry crane from Reid Lifting to anchor a solar system on the Langthwaite Reservoir in Lancashire, UK recently.

The floating array features approximately 3,700 pontoon modules and 3,520 solar panels. The 7,200 sq. m. system will provide a MW of power, equivalent to the needs of 200 homes. Integral to successful installation was a Porta-Gantry crane from Reid, which was onsite for three weeks at varying intervals during the eight-week project.

Northern Pontoon sourced the gantry, chain block, and other equipment from Gap Hire Solutions’ Lancaster Plant & Tools depot. 

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