M O’Brien Plant Hire achieves Costain blue recognition for Thames Tideway project.

We are really pleased to have been recognised by Costain Group PLC with a Costain Blue award for exceptional performance on the Thames Tideway Tunnel project in consecutive quarters. Our fantastic operations team, Plant operators and delivery drivers are very proud of the achievement and we thank them for their team work and enthusiasm that allows M O’Brien to stand out as … Read More

M O’Brien ready’s to embark on Aid Alliance convoy.

We are delighted to become a member of the Plant & Hire Aid alliance, set up by like minded companies within the plant sector who have formed an alliance to provide aid and support to the people of Ukraine. We will be taking part in a convoy from the 16th to 19th of October, transporting much needed supplies and humanitarian … Read More

World Mental Health Day 2022

Today is World mental Health Day, an important day for everyone to get involved with. The campaign provides us an opportunity to come together and start the conversation around mental health and wellbeing. Sadly those working in the construction industry are three times more likely to be affected by mental health problems, which can often be overlooked due to the … Read More

M O’Brien signs new and updated Supply Chain Sustainability School Plant charter

The Supply Chain Sustainability School (the School) is leading the way for the UK’s built environment to drastically reduce onsite emissions of air that are harmful to human health and the planet, such that they will reach net zero by 2040 and contribute to UN Sustainable Development Goals 3, 11 and 13. The School’s Plant Group developed the Plant Commitment Charter to encapsulate … Read More

Monthly recognition award – September

This months recognition award goes to Sheila O’Connor, from M O’Brien Civil Engineering’s delivery team. Sheila has been working on the Riverlinx project and coordinating the site logistics for the excavation of the shaft works undertaken by the team. Sheila has liaised with our in house transport team as well as our supply chain in order to facilitate the successful … Read More

Caterpillars Next generation Dozer range, Explained!

Caterpillar D6 VPAT Blade

Having taken delivery of a large number of the Next Generation Caterpillar dozer’s this week, it seems like as good a time as any to explain the changes to Cat’s new numbering system for its new Dozer lineup. Initially, Cat dozers were named with letter modifiers to differentiate machines that existed within the same size class, such as D6T, D6N … Read More

Monthly recognition award – August

This months recognition award goes to Stuart McCabe from M O’Brien Plant Hire’s service department. We received overwhelming praise from one of our valued clients for Stuarts approach to maintaining excellent service levels, and ensuring machinery uptime on this unique and complex project. The service team play a vital role in delivering consistently high standards across our group of companies, Well done … Read More

Operator recognition: Gheorgeh Sumlanschi

We like to recognise and reward whenever we see our companies values being demonstrated positively in the field. We received some very positive feedback about our operator Gheorgeh on one of our Birmingham based projects last week. The clients works manager and Director of safety were conducting a site visit when they seen our 8 tonne excavator working adjacent to … Read More

Congratulations to the CPA Stars of the Future award winners and Nominees!

M O’Brien were proud to be in attendance of the landmark 10th CPA stars of the future awards ceremony hosted at the heart of England conference and events centre. The trailblazing stars of the future awards recognise and reward Apprentices and trainees in the Construction Plant industry who have shown dedication and commitment to their craft. M O’Brien sponsored two … Read More

M O’Brien adds Doosan DA45 Articulated Dumptrucks to heavy ADT fleet.

The M O’Brien Plant hire fleet just got bigger, adding the heavyweight Doosan DA45-7 articulated dumptrucks to its impressive range of equipment as part of a 10 unit order from Doosan specialist, Pioneer plant. The Doosan DA45 offers the best combination of payload and efficiency in its class. Thanks to its unique self levelling hydro-gas suspension design and a efficient … Read More