Lovemore Bros Durban Rigging Division rig two new boilers 60m high for Durban Spa
Lift with a “Golden” View
Located on Durban’s popular Golden Mile, Durban Spa Resort has been a prominent feature of Durban’s coastline. Established in 1983, the family centered self-catering holiday accommodation offers sandy white beaches, blue sea and great views from the 104 apartment windows.
The Lovemore Bros Durban Rigging Division arrived on site with the two new boilers for Durban Spa, where the crane trucks efficiently offloaded the new boilers so that the old boilers could be directly loaded onto the crane trucks directly.
With a lifting height of 60m, the Lovemore Bros Local Rigging team did the lift of the two old boilers onto the back of the crane trucks and then lifted the two new boilers onto the roof of Durban Spa with a 200 ton crane.
“Weather is one of the biggest challenges with a lift such as this and with Durban Spa being right on the beach front, if there was too much wind we would have not been able to do the lift,” says Rodney Naidoo, Local Rigging Manager.
Drawing off the many years of experience within the rigging field, the Lovemore Bros local rigging team and crane operators ensured that the lift went efficiently, with the rigging team setting up at 5am and finishing the job by 9am.
“It’s always such a pleasure doing jobs such as this and being given the opportunity to not only be a part of a good lift but a lift with the view of the beautiful golden mile,” says Rodney.
Durban Spa Resort was awarded Silver Crown status after an upgrade in 2014 after more than 30 years. They also received a special recognition award from RCI for Investing in the Hospitality Industry. Durban Spa Resort with its unique indoor heated swimming pool a first on the Beach front has been the very popular tourist destination to many boasting a occupancy close to 90%.
The Durban Spa management commends Lovemore Bros with its very capable Local Rigging Manager, Rodney Naidoo and his team for the professional manner the lift was handled, says Nicolene Brennan, General Manager for Durban Spa.