Heyn Engineering team tests the orignal crane in Titanic's Pump House ahead of huge transformation

    Engineering 30/11/2021

    Heyn Engineering have recently been honoured with the job of testing the original crane which rests in the Pump House at Titanic’s Dock in the Titanic Quarter on behalf of Titanic Distillers.  Titanic Distillers produce a premium Irish whiskey which is now sought after worldwide and is a testament to the ever growing popularity of Irish whiskies today.

    With work starting to recommission the iconic Pump House building into Belfast’s first distillery in over 100 years, our engineering team have been privileged with load testing the original crane which still remains in working order above the original massive pumps and gargantuan hydraulic accumulator.Titanic-overhead-crane.jpg

    The crane, which was originally erected by Andrew Barclay Sons & Co in Kilmarnock, sits above the Gwynees Pumps. It had a safe working load of 7 tons and was last used many years ago. The pumps housed there are an amazing feat of engineering and could empty 21 million gallons of water from Titanic’s dock in only 100 minutes.

    Heyn's rigging team were asked to load test the crane to certify it for use today under LOLER regulations (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations NI 1999).  Our team are LEEA certified and regularly load test a wide variety of lifting equipment including cranes, davits and man-riding equipment.  During the test the team used the crane to pick up one of the pumps and moved it up and down the length of the pump house. By doing so they were able to recertify the crane to a safe working load of 3.5 tonnes. The plan is to use the crane in the new distillery to create a visual blend of original equipment with the new machines to be installed for distilling the quality whiskey.

    Peter Lavery, Managing Director at Titanic Distillers commented, “The service from Heyn Engineering’s team has been second to none. They have been an ideal partnership being located so close to our location at the Pump House in the Titanic Quarter and it is great to build a bond with the company going forward. Heyn’s traditional rigging skills are a perfect fit for our philosophy in building the perfect distillery.”

    Heyn Handling Solutions wishes Peter all the best in the venture to get the pump house running as the new Titanic distillery in the coming months and the re-development of the area to celebrate the historical relevance of the area.

Heyn Engineering

Height Safety Equipment

Heyn Environmental

Forktrucks for Hire / to Buy

Heyn Forklifts

New & Used

Heyn Shipping
Forwarding Worldwide

Latest Group News & Tweets

Latest news and updates from the four divisions at Heyn, keeping you in the loop.

Latest Engineering News

  • Heyn Engineering team tests the orignal crane in Titanic's Pump House ahead of huge transformation

    Read more Posted on 30 November 2021
  • Heyn Engineering hosts Tractel for a demonstration morning of their Confined Space Access Range.

    Read more Posted on 01 October 2021

Latest Forktruck News

  • Heyn's Top Tips for Rain Proofing Your Forklift Truck

    Read more Posted on 30 November 2021
  • Flanagan Flooring welcome five new Heli Trucks to their Fleet

    Read more Posted on 04 June 2021

Latest Shipping News

  • COVID-19 Business Update

    Read more Posted on 19 March 2020
  • Heyn Group sponsored the 25th Annual JCI Youth Parliament

    Read more Posted on 16 September 2015

Latest Environmental News

  • Top Tips to Prepare Your Site for Winter

    Read more Posted on 21 December 2021
  • Considerations for social distancing guidelines in the workplace: Working safely through coronavirus

    Read more Posted on 19 June 2020
View All News

Latest Engineering Tweets

View All Tweets

Latest Forktruck Tweets

View All Tweets
Subscribe to our mailing list

Stay informed of latest updates, offers and new product lines