Johnson Crane Hire has an established reputation for handling small lifting on a wide range of construction and utility projects sites. This skill and experience has resulted in the company securing a number of contracts from solar power projects, especially in the Northern Cape region.
Commenting on this Peter Yaman, Sales Executive at Johnson Crane Hire says that it is the ready access to a range of mobile cranes that positions the company well to undertake lifting in remote regions such as this.
Johnson Crane Hire has an established branch in Kathu and while actively servicing the mining sector it is capable of supporting the lifting requirements of the solar power contractors as well.
Lifting the various components, including handling the imported sections which make up the composite panel structures, needs to be done with care, and Yaman says this is where pre-planning and the use of skilled and experienced operators plays a major role.
Johnson Crane Hire has a team of highly skilled and trained operators. Not only are the operators well versed in the actual operation of the cranes, but also they are also completely familiarised with application on solar power farms.
In addition to this, the company provides all customers throughout South Africa and neighbouring countries with a total lifting solution delivered through its ‘SMART’ — Safety, Maintenance, Availability, Reliability and Total Cost Effectiveness — brand promise.
Safety underpins all Johnson Crane Hire operations, with comprehensively documented and implemented safety systems that comply with all industry safety standards and thorough risk assessments conducted before each lift. There is also a primary focus on proper crane maintenance at all branches, supported by the company’s national workshop in Johannesburg.
Comprehensive workshop facilities, technical expertise and superior systems have earned Johnson Crane Hire the reputation of owning well maintained lifting equipment in Africa, and Yaman says this could be the primary reason why solar power contractors are favouring the company when it comes to lifting.