Lifting Equipment Membership Upgraded

Houlder has become a full member of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) in recognition of its relevant expertise and experience. The Lifting Equipment  Engineers Association is established across the globe as the leading representative body for all those involved in the lifting industry worldwide.

Houlder, previously a Development Member, was audited by LEEA in January 2019 and upgraded to full membership thanks to successful implementation of recent offshore wind projects in particular. These include the design of lifting equipment for the Horns Rev 3 wind farm and the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), Aberdeen Bay. You can see the latter in action below.

Houlder engineering has been recognised by the British Engineering Excellence Awards, National Instruments’ Engineering Impact Awards, North East Business Awards and the Employee Ownership Association Award for Innovation.

LEEA work in every aspect of the lifting equipment industry from design, manufacture, refurbishment and repair, through to its hire, maintenance and use. Houlder is delighted to be member of a global community that has played a key role in this specialised field for over seventy years. LEEA provides a range of services from training and standards setting through to health and safety, the provision of technical and legal advice, and the development of examination and licensing systems.

Houlder has been an independent design, engineering and equipment supplier for thirty years. Through recent lifting engineering work highlighted above the company has become a centre of mechanical, marine, electrical and controls engineering in the North East region in particular. From offices there, the company is helping key offshore energy clients with a range of issues including lifting and upending large piles; securing large jackets in place during installation; controlling pin pile installation with subsea templates; maintaining piles in the vertical during installation with deck mounted gripper arms and designing seafastenings and deck storage for foundations,

The fact this has been recognised by full membership of the Lifting Equipment & Engineering Association is a welcome step forward.

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