The Calm Before the Storm

Welcome to another Modulift blog, written by me, Sarah Spivey, the managing director of the premium supplier of spreader beams, lifting beams and other below-the-hook lifting equipment.

August is often a quiet month, not just because people take well-deserved holidays (myself included) but it represents the calm before the storm. September has long marked the start of the trade show and event season, and this year is no different.

The season kicks off in Australia next week where Anthony Culshaw, our senior design engineer and technical committee member at LEEA, will deliver a paper titled “Lifting and Spreader Beam Design and Use” to The Crane Industry Council of Australia’s (CICA) conference, which takes place in Perth, 2-4 September.

Fittingly, Anthony will close the year at the LEEA Lifting & Rigging Conference Middle East in Dubai on 14-15 December. In between the Australia and Dubai events, we’ve got Offshore Europe, the SC&RA Crane & Rigging Workshop, Breakbulk Middle East, ADIPEC and LiftEx—to name just a few.

It’s a time of year that presents challenges and opportunities for businesses in equal measure. It’s not a merry-go-round reserved for the lifting industry. In whatever sector you work, conferences, exhibitions, seminars, workshops, you name it, are all packed into hotels and exhibition centres over the coming months.

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Modulift Provides Below-the-Hook Equipment for Landmark BP Project

 

Modulift has supplied 27 spreader beams and other below-the-hook equipment to oil and gas specialist Alderley for the Shah Deniz Stage 2 BP project in Azerbaijan.

The spreaders, which range in capacity from 5t to 100t and spans from 1.5m to 10m, will be used for lifting the skids. The final units were delivered in June, including the slings to be used for rigging.

The work provided by Alderley includes one of the largest export gas metering systems ever to be built at its Gloucestershire, UK facility. At nearly 40m-long the gas export skid will be shipped in several sub-skid elements, ready for reassembly on site. The largest system is exactly 39.7m long, 14.7m wide, 9.3m high and weighs 420t. It will be broken into seven skids for shipping.

Alderley passed onto Modulift the Shah Deniz Stage 2 project specifications originally provided by BP, which included material certification 3.1; test procedures; non-destructive testing (NDT) procedures; proof load testing (2 x SWL); rig drawings; and much more.

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Year of the Distributor Continues

Welcome to the second Modulift blog, written by me, Sarah Spivey, the managing director of the premium supplier of spreader beams, lifting beams and other below-the-hook lifting equipment.

Thank you for all the positive feedback on my first blog, which I posted here last month (June). In the second edition I will talk about my recent trip to Australia, conferences, our distributor network, office management systems and recruitment. Moreover, I will again aim to educate, inform and communicate through my experiences related to those matters.

After a successful couple of days at the inaugural LEEA Lifting & Rigging Conference Asia, which was staged by the association in Singapore in late June, I travelled to Sydney to catch up with our partner, Bullivants, a specialist provider of lifting, rigging, safety and related services to the Australian industrial sector.

It was opportune to discuss the presentation we will give to The Crane Industry Council of Australia’s (CICA) conference, which takes place in Perth this September. Anthony Culshaw, our senior design engineer and technical committee member at LEEA, will deliver a paper titled “Lifting and Spreader Beam Design and Use”. Anthony will also present at the LEEA Lifting & Rigging Conference Middle East three months later that has been launched following the successful Singapore event referenced above.

Like this blog, I am passionate about keeping the content of such presentations free of commercial, self-serving information. Delegates often pay a substantial fee to attend trade conferences and they expect—and deserve—to be informed and educated.

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Below-the-Hook Joint Venture to Target Oil, Gas and Heavy Lift Sectors

A new joint venture has been formed to address growing pressure on those responsible for the application of lifting equipment to spread resources whilst constantly improving safety and efficiency, a trend fuelled by ongoing cost-cuts in the oil and gas sector. Modulift, a supplier of spreader beams, lifting beams, and other below-the-hook equipment...
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Content to be Below-the-Hook

Welcome to the first Modulift blog, written by me, Sarah Spivey, the managing director of the premium supplier of spreader beams, lifting beams and other below-the-hook lifting equipment.

That’s as commercial as I’m going to get. My introduction merely serves as a statement of credentials to explore certain subject matter with you both here and in subsequent blog posts, which you can expect every month.

Here, my goal is to educate, inform and communicate through my experiences in the industry, whilst reflecting on recent activity within the company such as trade shows and applications involving our equipment.

In this opening installment I will explain how and why we have shaken up our content marketing and other communication efforts going into the second half of the year, and roundup another busy month. With collaboration an increasingly important part of continued improvement of best practices, I hope you can find at least one takeaway from it.

To be content

Content has been a buzz word for some time. Bill Gates told us nearly 20 years ago that “Content is king”. Many are still trying to decipher what that means and, more importantly, how it applies to their specific business. To me, quality is king—or queen—whether we’re talking about products, services, content or anything else.

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Modulift complies with DNV-GL Business Assurance

Modulift has just successfully achieved recertification of its Business Management System having undergone an audit by DNV-GL Business Assurance and passed with flying colours. The world-leading business certification body has verified that Modulift meets the requirements of all of the ISO standards; (ISO 9001:2008 & 14001:2004 & OHSAS 1800...
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Beam Me Up!

The latest edition of Oil & Gas Connect; Issue 15, features Spreader Beam specialists; Modulift. The story 'CERN: detecting Modulift for universal Lifting Solutions' is an interesting take on how versatile and efficient Modulift Spreader Beams can be. From Offshore to Onshore and now to the heights of virtual outer space, Modulift Spreader Beam...
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Modulift in China, full of Eastern promise

Breakbulk China gets into full swing on Tuesday 17th March with four jammed-packed days of workshops, conferencing and exhibiting, This larger than life event will take place at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Centre (Hall 3) with a Masterclass covering the first two days of the event at the InterContintental Expo Hotel. With an...
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Modulift enjoys a roaring reception at the LEEA Roadshow

As a member of LEEA and Sarah Spivey, MD one of the representatives of the board, Modulift was happy to attend the first of LEEA's 2015 programme of events. Located at the Aberdeen's AECC the Spring Roadshow bought in a healthy display of regular and new faces to the Lifting Engineering fraternity. Amongst a quality amount of exhibition stands was ...
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Modulift turns up the heat at California’s SC&RA annual conference

This year's Specialized Cranes & Rigging Association annual conference was located in beautiful Carlsbad, California, within the confides of the stunning La Costa Resort. With a packed programme of exhibiting, networking and social events bundled in to a five-day event; it proved warm and inviting from both a comradeship and weather perspective...
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Modulift go overboard

Hot on the heels of the latest DNV standard released in October 2014, Modulift has revealed their latest product range; Subsea Modular Spreader Beams. In addition to their highly successful standard and heavy spreader beam ranges they have taken their unique modular elements to produce a versatile and efficient collection for deep water lifting. As...
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Modulift congratulates LEEA’s new member of the board

Congratulations to Sarah Spivey, MD for Modulift UK Ltd who will be this years lady representative taking to the board at LEEA. The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association has recently declared their current ensemble of ambassadors to its vast array of global members, with Sarah second top of the poll, becoming one of five elected to the exclusive ...
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AMS demonstration event aided by Modulift Spreader Beams

Congratulations to AMS, Designers, manufacturers & distributors of Aircraft Recovery Systems who recently celebrated their 25th anniversary in business. Throughout this very special day, the Internationally recognised aircraft recovery experts laid on a full day of presentation, food and merriment to a host of suppliers, customers and staff. Th...
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Rigging Review – AC&T November 2014

KHL's American Crane & Transport magazine's latest issue hosts a new Modulift feature. The double page spread entitled 'Spreader Beam Technology' highlights the history, science and advancements in Spreader Beam products and manufacture. The review editorial written by Modulift's Marketing Manager Wendy Armstrong also explains how todays Spread...
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Modulift help provide ‘The Knowledge’

Modulift is delighted to be featured in yet another specialist industry magazine; this time, the September 2014 issue of 'International Cranes and Specialized Transport Magazine'. The critique entitled 'Design and application of spreader bars' included in the magazine's 'The knowledge' section portrays Modulift at the forefront of pioneering heavy ...
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Modulift the Movie Goes Live

Modulift can happily reveal their brand new and original corporate video. This inaugural video is an overview of Modulift's quality products and services reaching out to a worldwide and ever-growing audience. Presenting an insight into how Modulift works on a day-to-day basis, its engineering and testing capabilities and global network, it also hig...
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Exhibition Calendar

​As the summer draws to a close the new exhibition season begins and with that Modulift is pleased to announce their trade show & conference calendar. Members of the Modulift team have the pleasure of attending these events, whether displaying, speaking or just to grace their presence, they all look forward to meeting with customers, suppliers ...
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Modulift Team: Competence assured

​Four members of Modulift's Production and Design Team have recently returned having completed a course in "Inspection of Lifting Equipment Accessories" to Competent Person level. Sue Caples; Operations Director, Simon Cranny; Production & QA Manager, Anthony Culshaw; Senior Design Engineer and Tom Cox; QA and Production Assistant all concluded...
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Modulift Steps Up to the Plate with World’s Highest Capacity Single Point Lifting Beam

Modulift, the UK-based heavy-lifting specialists, pride themselves on being one of the world's premier suppliers of spreader beams, lifting beams, and other below-the-hook lifting equipment. One of England's fastest growing customized lifting companies, Modulift offers complete lifting and engineering services to an impressive variety of sectors, i...
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Modulift: Calculating Success!

Modulift has launched their new and exclusive Spreader Beam Calculator which is accessible on their website http://www.modulift.com/spreader-beam-calculator.html The Spreader Beam Calculator allows customers to enter the sling angle, span and weight that they are working with to obtain the details of which Modulift spreader beam is suited for their...
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