Westport Equipment is now supplying premium engineered shoring tower equipment from Layher

Westport Equipment Limited, the specialist equipment rental business managed by Liam Brew and Ruairi O’Neill, is expanding its range of quality construction solutions offered for hire. The latest addition is high capacity vertical loading “Power” towers from Layher.


In this application for Sisk subcontractor Larkmount Developments at Wilton Place, three loading towers assembled off site were supplied. Each tower was designed to accept a load of 60 kN. The Temporary Works Design was finalised after initial discussions on site with Sisk and Larkmount where the loadings and sequence for removal were considered. The basement dig on the site had been supported by large flying horizontal shoring “Super Tubes”. These tubes had been put in place using a crawler crane earlier in the program and their removal required they be broken into smaller sections for safe lifting and removal off site by the tower cranes. The loading towers were put in place with a steel plate used to distribute the load into the four columns of the tower. The High Capacities are achieved by joining vertical standards into clusters of four with heavy duty base and head jacks for load transfer from above and below. System components provide bracing and a wide footprint provided inherent stability.

This vertical shoring arrangement using components from a ring lock scaffold system offers many possibilities in civil engineering applications. The structure can also be used to provide stair access, shoring and working platforms, all in a single unified system for construction of a large pylon, as pictured to the right.



Liam Brew, Director at Westport Equipment Limited said: “As an independent Irish owned business, we are proud to have made this premium engineered shoring tower equipment from Layher in Germany available for hire. We are confident that this fleet of equipment will be very attractive to our civil engineering and construction customers who will recognise its unique potential. Another innovative engineered solution with first use in Ireland by Westport Equipment. We look forward to further increasing this fleet in the coming months ahead.”

A full temporary works design service is available and drawing and calculations can be provided for any enquiries. The team at Westport Equipment have more than 20 years’ experience in excavation shoring and can provide advice and guidance on the best method to install the temporary works. The existing range at Westport Equipment includes system scaffold hire, ground shoring and height safety equipment.

Contact the team at Westport Equipment or have a look at www.westportequipment.com for more product information.


Denise Maguire   Editor of Irish Construction Industry Magazine & Plan Magazine