AFM Ltd was proud to receive the Innovation award at the Guernsey Construction Awards held on the 8th November at Beau Sejour.
They were recognised for being the main contractor for client Savills on the removal and replacement of a cooling plant that has reached the end of its service life at Dorey Court. Because of logistical restrictions a crane was not a viable option so a helicopter lift was decided as being the best solution to lift the chiller units that weigh nearly 4 tonnes each.
Helicopter lifts are common sites in cities where access is restricted but it is not something regularly utilised in the Channel Islands.
The Project was recognised for its innovation as it reduced the amount of disruption that could have potentially been caused using a more traditional route of crane lifting and for the fact that the timescale was significantly reduced with the lifting out of old units and replacing new units being completed in only half an hour.
Mark Edgar, AFM’s Managing Director, said, “To be recognised for this project is amazing. We were up against some tough competition in this category so to win is a huge credit to the team that was involved.”
Pictured are Paul Watts (Savills) and Nick Young (AFM) with the award.