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Gulf Helium Services

Handling helium cryogenic containers in Qatar

Bison Group

12 Dec 3 Minutes

Customer Stories

Introducing Gulf Helium Services

Gulf Helium Services (GHS), a Buzwair, Iwatani & LNG Japan joint venture company, is the first helium transfill facility in Qatar, providing liquid and gaseous helium to the Middle East and North African regions. The company moves around 500 cryogenic containers through its facility each year and also undertakes servicing and maintenance of liquid helium 40' ISO containers.


Capacity Constraints

With the business continuing to grow, GHS faced a capacity constraint. Its existing overhead gantry crane could position just two containers in its workshop for servicing at any one time. GHS wanted to work on more containers, in other areas of its facility. A second gantry crane was considered, but this was a major investment that would suffer the same problem - being a fixed installation, servicing a limited working area.

Resolved With The C-Lift A Series

After discovering Bison container lift solutions online, GHS quickly recognized the flexibility and extra productivity a portable container lift system could deliver. With the Bison C-Lift A Series, GHS can now free up chassis, and unload containers in most parts of its facility, including in the parking yard. GHS has extended its servicing and maintenance work areas and removed container handling as a bottleneck in its operation. GHS use the C-Lift 3 - 4 times per day.

Return on Investment In Just 10 Months

As well as enhanced capacity, GHS has generated a new revenue stream, offering container handling as a chargeable service to its clients, who also recognise how useful the equipment is. Taking into account savings from not using third party cranes, and revenue from its new handling service, GHS got simple payback on its investment in just 10 months.

"In addition to the prompt, efficient service and information from Bison, the main reason we purchased the Bison C-Lift is its portability, it can be moved from position-to-position with no difficulty. We're confident the C-Lift will prove a good investment and give us a lot more flexibility to carry out work for our customers."

Frank Brunsdon - General Manager