Marr Contracting has been awarded a contract to provide heavy lifting services for the BlueScope No. 6 blast furnace reline project at Port Kembla Steelworks (PKSW) in New South Wales, Australia.

Marr contracted for blast furnace work

Source: LMC

The AUD1.15 billion (USD768 million) project will see improvements made to the furnace and upgrades to ancillary plant equipment. Investments are also being allocated towards lower-emissions steelmaking technologies. 

Marr will mobilise a 330-tonne lift capacity M2480D tower crane on a custom 7.5 m x 7.5m piled foundation at the project. This set up offers the needed lifting capacity with a smaller footprint and long reach. 

“At vertical industrial sites like a blast furnace we have always wished there was a ‘skyhook’ that could deliver a lift at any point on the plant, and now we have a solution with significant lifting capacity,” said PKSW project director, Justin Reed.