Liftek International has used spreader beams from UK-based manufacturer and supplier of heavy lifting equipment Modulift to perform a 2,420-tonne load test in Dubai.


Two MOD 1000 spreader beams in a crucifix configuration performed the load test, with each beam lifting a load of 990 tonnes and the remaining load supported directly by the crane hook.

The project was a collaboration between several specialist under-the-jib equipment suppliers across the world, with 600-tonne and 500-tonne capacity P-6043 Green Pin shackles provided by Royal Van Beest; wireless load links, and load pin shackles and T24 electronics from Load Monitoring Systems. Other equipment included 110-tonne and 50-tonne waterbags as well as cable laid grommets and round slings manufactured by Liftek International.

Sarah Spivey, managing director at Modulift, said: “It’s encouraging to see our beams being used as part of such a demanding project, a real testament to the quality of our products. The MOD 1000 is ideal for this type of lift due to its relatively low self-weight. Our spreader beams are specially designed to provide a lightweight solution so that cranes can work at maximum capacity.”