Spanish crane rental company Jaso Industrial Cranes has been awarded a £10 million contract to supply seven overhead cranes for the UK-based forging company Sheffield Forgemasters.

Seven overhead cranes will be used to construct a heavy forge facility (Photo: Jaso)

The cranes will service the company’s new 13,000 tonne heavy forge facility, which is under construction at its Brightside Lane site and will range from 20 tonnes to 380 tonnes lifting capacity.

Steve Marshall, manufacturing transformation director at Sheffield Forgemasters, said, “The tender process was very tightly contested, but Jaso have a significant amount of experience in supply of cranes for hot metal and steelworks, which is extremely important for the work that we are undertaking.

“We will be installing a single 25 tonne crane, two service cranes with 100/20 tonne capacity, a 180/40 tonne capacity crane, one 250/50 tonne crane and two main 380/120 tonne forge cranes in our new 12,700 sqm forge building.”

Aitor Guesalaga, general manager at Jaso Industrial Cranes, added, “The forging line will be one of the most advanced in Europe and the largest of its kind in the UK.”

The cranes are due to be supplied and fitted between in 2025.

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