Scottish marine services company, PSG Marine & Logistics (PSG), has become the proud recipient of the first Grove GRT8100-1 rough-terrain crane in the United Kingdom. PSG specializes in offering lifting, transport, and logistics solutions to the offshore and marine sectors in the Scottish Highlands, and this new addition to their fleet is set to play a pivotal role in supporting quayside logistical operations for clients in the marine, offshore oil and gas, and offshore wind energy industries.
The procurement of this cutting-edge crane transpired during the Vertikal Days 2023 exhibition held in Peterborough, England. PSG boasts a longstanding association with Grove cranes and was particularly drawn to the GRT8100-1 for its efficiency, time-saving advantages, and robust pick-and-carry capabilities.
Steve Clark, a representative from PSG, shared his insights on the decision, stating, “We have run a Grove RT600E rough-terrain crane for many years and it has delivered reliable and productive service. In particular, it offers great time savings with its pick-and-carry capabilities. The crane’s performance combined with the excellent support we receive from Crowland Cranes and Manitowoc convinced us to invest in the GRT8100-1.”
Crowland Cranes, PSG’s trusted regional Grove dealer, played a pivotal role in facilitating the acquisition of the new crane. Working closely with Manitowoc Cranes UK sales manager Derek Kidd, they ensured the smooth delivery of the latest addition to PSG’s equipment roster.
The Grove GRT8100-1 boasts an impressive 100-ton capacity, equipped with a 47-meter main boom and a maximum tip height of up to 72.9 meters when utilizing the optional jib. It stands out as a class leader, offering exceptional load charts. This crane ingeniously combines the broad cab and carrier of the 120-ton capacity Grove GRT8120 with the superstructure of the GRT8100, resulting in improved operational efficiency, easier maintenance, and enhanced jobsite flexibility. Furthermore, it is fitted with a value package, including a 10.1-meter to 17.1-meter offsettable bi-fold lattice swingaway extension, a 360° mechanical positive swing lock, and an Auxiliary Hoist Package.
Clark expressed his enthusiasm about the acquisition, saying, “We couldn’t be more excited to be the first company in the UK to receive one of these models and can’t wait to put it to work.” This acquisition is set to further bolster PSG’s capabilities in providing top-notch services to the marine and offshore industries in the Scottish Highlands.