Our Services – Lifting Plant & Equipment

Shepherd Offshore combines experienced and skilled operatives, with a vast fleet of cranes, plant & equipment assisting in simple and complex material handling solutions available within and outside our deep water facilities.

Our management & technical team have extensive skills and knowledge, with an understanding that no two projects are the same for us. We have unrivalled product know-how and experience which allows us to provide industry-leading project management, one-off crane hire or contract solutions on any scale.

The company’s capability & crane capacity are constantly evolving and solutions range in sizes from 30T rough terrain cranes & forklifts to 800T crawler cranes. Our highly skilled team are available for all our client’s requirements including, site visits, to advise on necessary lift / craneage requirements.

We can lift heavy and complex loads and transfer goods, including 400T reels by road and internally reels up to 700T, around our dockside facilities, quayside storage and other riverside locations with ease.

Shepherd Offshore’s logistics division includes both our in-house transport fleet and warehousing and storage provision.

Our capacity includes transport for normal and abnormal loads for the transfer of equipment by road, sea and air.

Heavy abnormal load routes service both Neptune Energy Park and Offshore Technology Park and provide direct access to major trunk roads, allowing the transfer of products of up to 400 tons.

Operating an ISO certificated Quality Management System we aim to provide the best service 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

Our capacity at-a-glance

  • Scissor lifts
  • Cherry pickers
  • Forklifts (1.5T to 32T capacity)
  • Bogeys
  • Escort vehicles
  • Low loaders
  • Semi-trailers
  • Extender trailers
  • Self-propelled modular trailers (SPMTs)
  • Jacking systems
  • Out-of-gauge loads
  • Normal, abnormal and complex loads
  • Tuggers
  • Basic, intermediate, complex and tandem lifts
  • Rough terrain cranes up to 45T
  • Mobile cranes up to 250T
  • Crawler crane capacity with SWL 800T at our Neptune Energy Park
  • Hammerhead crane with SWL 325T at our Offshore Technology Park

We’re here to provide expert support for all your lifting & material handling needs whether it is lifting, jacking, hoisting, winching, transporting Shepherd Offshore is here to take the strain.

We’re available to meet all your requirements, including site visits and advising on any necessary lift or material handling requirements.

We share good lifting practice with a very capable fleet and the capacity to add value to your project.”
Daniel Thompson, General Manager

Talk to us

To discuss your lifting and material handling needs, call us on +44 (0)191 262 9614 or email headoffice@shepherdoffshore.com

About Us

We are an established, innovative and driven organisation, working in partnership with employees, suppliers, local government and customers alike and we will stop at nothing to deliver the best solutions and expertise possible. Local teamwork, with global results.

The Company has strategically invested and developed local infrastructure which has directly attracted the Oil and Gas sector, Marine, Renewable Energy providers and Construction Industries to the Region & beyond. All supported and communicated through our many corporate values based on responsible regeneration and partnership working.

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