ABOUT US

Gabriel O’Brien Crane Hire Ltd is one of Ireland’s largest and longest established crane hire companies, with over 35 years of history. Our knowledge spans across the generations, bringing together the expertise of modern engineering with the wealth of experience we have built up across the decades.

The company was founded in 1989 by Gabriel O’Brien with one 15-tonne mobile crane to his name. Today he runs the company alongside his son Conor, and they proudly boast a fleet of over 50 cranes. 

The entire fleet of cranes are in pristine condition, with a full update carried out within the last three years. We offer machinery, full lift and shift solutions, and personnel to a variety of industries throughout Ireland and the UK. Our range of cranes go from 800-tonne mobile and 11350 crawler cranes down to 3.5-tonne spider cranes that can fit in the tightest of spaces. These are used in a wide variety of both onshore and offshore industries, including the likes of the construction, oil, and wind energy sectors.

Gabriel O’Brien Crane Hire are available 24 hours a day and offer a comprehensive service, from our free site inspection right through to the execution of a lift; including detailed pre-planning, fully qualified operatives and an unrivalled attention to detail.

Across the process of each lift our engineering expertise shines through. After our site inspection we will go about putting a plan in place to carry out a lift both safely and efficiently. This plan includes RAMS (Risk Assessment Method Statement), 3D CAD drawings and the delegation of qualified personnel to carry out even the most difficult of lifts. Our staff are certified in both Ireland and the UK and equipped for manual handling and working at heights.

G.O'Brien Crane Hire own Ireland's only

Self Propelled Modular Transporter SPMT

This piece of equipment makes all the

difference when it comes to lifting.

OUR DIFFERENCE

PROCESS

Our planning process includes full CAD drawings of how the lift will be carried out, using the most modern engineering expertise to work around wind resistance, underfoot conditions and any other factors which may influence the lift. This all goes towards ensuring that all work is completed in the most hassle-free yet fully secure environment.

 

PEOPLE

Our team has vast experience across a whole range of industries, working on projects both large and small. We are renowned solution providers within the construction sector, machinery and plant engineering, as well as the wind and energy industry.

 

PLANNING

Due to our detailed planning and proven track record we have been trusted with some of the most challenging projects across Ireland and the UK, including the newest control tower at Dublin Airport. 

 

EXPERIENCE

Across the process of each lift our engineering expertise shines through. After our site inspection we will go about putting a plan in place to carry out a lift both safely and efficiently. This plan includes RAMS (Risk Assessment Method Statement), 3D CAD drawings and the delegation of qualified personnel to carry out even the most difficult of lifts. 

 

SAFETY RECORD

Our impeccable safety record goes hand-in-hand with our attention to detail in both the preparation and carrying out of all lifts. Most of the work is done before any lift takes place, with site investigation and careful planning, including RAMS (Risk Assessment Method Statements). Our staff are certified in both Ireland and the UK, and equipped for manual

handling and working at heights.