Lupprians double MRI delivery for Kings Lynn 29/5/2012
Lupprians have recently undertaken two complicated deliveries and installations for Kings Lynn Hospital. The Hospital received a double delivery of MRI scanners which were lifted in through the roof with a huge 350 ton crane. The crane was so large that it required a number of support trucks bringing extra ballast, ground plates and a 64 metre jib. It was assembled with a smaller 100 ton crane and took 8 hours to set up.
The deliveries were scheduled to begin on Saturday 28th of April. However, due to exceptionally poor weather with high winds and heavy rain, it was impossible to lift the 6000 kg magnets on Saturday due to safety reasons. Late on Saturday evening the decision was made to postpone the job for the day and the crews planned to meet again on Sunday morning, hoping that the weather would improve.
The crews returned early on Sunday but unfortunately the weather had not improved. The deliveries had to be postponed yet again. Paying close attention to the forecast, the crew received an update from the MET office that there would be a window of calm weather early on Monday morning between 5am and 9am.
The hopeful crews returned to site very early on Monday morning to take advantage of this window of calm weather. Both lifts were successful and the MR450 and Optima 360 magnets are now in place. Once the building work has been completed, a Lupprians installation team will return to site to install both MRI scanners.