Hirer of calibrated test
to the onshore
and offshore industry

Fountainbleau, Newburgh
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, AB41 6AL
Tel: 01224 706060


Please complete our contact form and we will call you back as soon as possible to discuss your requirements.

Test weights and test cradles are hired per day and can be used on land, underwater or at sea. Hand weights are hired on a weekly basis, prices available on application.

Minimum hire charges apply, see our Terms & Conditions of hire for further details.

About Us

Phoenix Weights Ltd was launched in 2002 to fulfill a specific market in hiring cast steel test weights and lifting cradles to the ever buoyant offshore oil exploration and production sector in the North East of Scotland.

Since that time Phoenix has grown from strength to strength to become a main supplier of weights and cradles, for hire and sale in Scotland. Not only to the oil sector but also to traditional onshore industries including overhead crane manufacturers, mobile crane operators, construction companies and high tech engineering businesses.

To take the already successful business to the next level Phoenix Weights Ltd was acquired in 2012 by the AB2000 group of companies, who own a range of mobile cranes and also have a test weights division. Combining operations has allowed Phoenix to grow and expand to become a large hirer with a wider range of assets, able to offer more test weights and equipment to customers over a much larger geographical area.

In conjunction with AB2000, Phoenix is now able to offer a wider range of services and designed test weight packages to our customers, working in association with clients on some of the most difficult and heavy weight projects Phoenix Weights Ltd has undertaken to date.

Phoenix Weights Ltd can pre-load lifting cradles to the specific weight required and have them safely transported to the point of use thus ensuring the client has the correct equipment to carry out their proof load test efficiently and accurately.

Phoenix Weights works closely with its clients to meet the specific demands of the hazardous environment of offshore oil installations, ensuring that the mandatory current certification is in place for each project. This gives the customer confidence that the weights can be safely handled in extreme deep-water locations.

We have also designed DMA (dead man anchor) weights for a wide range of sea bed material handling operations and have a complete design and manufacturing facility at our allied company Walkerweld Engineering Ltd in Cambuslang near Glasgow. We now offer customers everything from conception and design through to a complete product package.

Phoenix Weights Ltd continues to trade as a family run company from both our bases in Aberdeen and Cambuslang and takes pride in bringing our excellent service and hard work ethic to the benefit of all of our valued customers.

From the start to finish of your project let Phoenix Weights Ltd carry the load.


01224 706060





our services / products include:

  • Mechanical,tensile and compression testing up to 2,000 tonnes
  • Testing either on site or at fully certified and equipped test centres
  • Over 2,000 tonnes of calibrated test weights
  • Pre-inspection on cranes before testing
  • Loler inspection and certification to UKAS 17020 for lifting equipment
  • Pressure systems to PSSR 200
  • Local exhaust ventilation
  • Off-Shore inspection services
  • Compliance with relevant quality standards of many major authorities and industries
  • All work fully certified for legal compliance

Konecranes UK Limited were awarded a contract to supply, install and commission various Electric Overhead Cranes ranging from 2 tonnes Safe Working Load up to 100 tonnes Safe Working Load.

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