On Monday 28 May the Southern Section organised a fantastic tour of the Liebherr Cranes facility in Killarney, County Kerry.
Members from the Southern Section including Council travelled together by coach to the beautiful destination. The weather was on our side for the glorious day that was in it. Members from the Leinster area also joined the tour.
On the morning all attendees gathered in the reception of Liebherr and were welcomed to the plant. Those attending were given an overview of what to expect from their time in the facility before dividing the 42 individuals attending into three separate groups.
Robert Lucey, Design Engineer at Liebherr was one of the staff who gave a very interesting and insightful tour to members. The tour included cutting and preparation, steel construction and welding. Attendees were able to see the different stages of construction a crane goes through. Robert explained that it takes on average 18 months from initial meetings with a new client to design, concept, building in parts to delivery and construction at location.
Here at CILT we would like to talk the staff at Liebherr for their help in the organising of the day, especially to Helena Cullinane Southern Section Member and staff at Liebherr.
We would also like to thank some of the stakeholders who attended such as the Road Transport Engineers Association, the Marine Engineering Faculty at NMCI Cork and the Society of Auto Assessors and Collision Investigators