Below-the-Hook Joint venture to target oil, gas and heavy lift sectors

13 July 2015

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Spreader and lifting beam supplier Modulift has joined forced with engineering consultancy and inspection specialist, IMES (Inspection Monitoring Engineering Solutions), to form Lift Management Services (LMS).

The aim of the new joint venture is to address the growing pressure on those responsible for the application of lifting equipment to spread resources whilst constantly improving safety and efficiency, a trend fuelled by ongoing cost-cuts in the oil and gas sector.

Lift Management Services plans to provide a full below-the-hook service for companies looking for management of their lifting project from start to finish.

Sarah Spivey, managing director, Modulift, explained: "The Lift Management Services partnership reflects the growing demand for a comprehensive, consultative, in-depth service.

"As lifting projects grow in scale and ambition, so does the need for a careful and complete planning and execution process below-the-hook, and that's where we believe this joint venture comes into its own."

According to the business, customers in the oil and gas market are "standout beneficiaries" of the inauguration of LMS but the business will also address pressured end users, contractors and consultancy firms across the globe.

Both Modulift and IMES have comprehensive experience and a global portfolio of high profile projects.

In the new venture, Modulift will design and supply the lifting equipment, combined with the engineering consultancy and inspection expertise of IMES.

LMS offers customers a team of highly trained lifting engineers, project consultants, rigging planners and onsite support, complemented by fully-certified and approved products, all of which have excelled in demanding applications presented by the construction, oil and gas, power generation and utilities industries, and more.

Rod Buchan, executive chairman, IMES, added: "This new market offering is all about safety and efficiency. It incorporates all the relevant risk assessment and traceability elements, while also complying with all regulatory and legislative requirements."

Spivey concluded: "We're delighted to be working with IMES in a venture that underlines the reputation both companies have built over many years for offering the very best products and services, typified by innovation and a forward thinking approach to the application of below-the-hook lifting equipment