Latest news from Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International Magazine

RSS earns its spurs

Rope and Sling Specialists (RSS) has completed load tests on three lifting frames that will be used as part of a retractable football pitch in London.

SCX Group was selected to provide the retractable football pitch for Premier League football team Tottenham Hotspur's new stadium at White Hart Lane.

The 62,000-seater stadium, a part of the Northumberland development project, is scheduled for completion later this year. Integral to the multipurpose design is a retractable grass field with an artificial surface underneath that will be used for NFL International Series (American football) matches.

The real turf pitch will be rolled in and out of the stadium in three sections; each section weighs over 3,000 tonnes and is driven by 68 electric motors that will roll it along rails on 168 wheels. These wheels were tested in-house by RSS in 10-tonne increments, up to 85 tonnes, using an Enerpac hydraulic press.

The whole pitch, which is split lengthways, can be rolled out in just 25 minutes.

RSS tested the three frames, one of which was used for the installation of pitch trays at the stadium and needed to be uprated from 27-tonnes to 35-tonnes working load limit (WLL)

Each frame was tested using a 150-tonne-capacity mobile crane from PP Engineering; four 35-tonne-capacity 2,000mm wire-rope slings; soft eyes for each end; and four 25-tonne alloy bow shackles.

Steve Hutin, managing director at RSS, said: "When I'm watching matches on the television at White Hart Lane next season I'll be thinking of the integral role RSS played in keeping the project on track."

 

www.ropeandsling.co.uk

scx.co.uk

Heavy Lift | News

Mammoet moves for Mitsubishi thumbnail image

Mammoet moves for Mitsubishi

March 22 - Mammoet has delivered and installed 120 pressure vessels and modules for the construction of the Caribbean Gas Chemical Limited (CGCL) methanol and dimethyl ether (DME) plant in La Brea, Trinidad and Tobago.
Views: 92
Dan-Czech moves passenger bridges thumbnail image

Dan-Czech moves passenger bridges

March 22 - Dan-Czech Specialtransport has moved two passenger boarding bridges, measuring 21.5 m in length, from the port of Hamburg in Germany to Prague Airport.
Views: 135
Two giant moves for Jumbo thumbnail image

Two giant moves for Jumbo

March 22 - The Netherlands-headquartered Jumbo has moved two ship unloaders from Gdynia port in Poland to Djen Djen, Algeria, on behalf of Fagioli.
Views: 198

Heavy Lift Across The World

Discover heavy lift and project logistics industry news from around the world by region.