Latest news from Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International Magazine

Demag duo completes tandem lift

Tiong Woon has lifted a 100 m-long, 510-tonne C3 splitter tower at the Singapore Refinery Company’s propylene manufacturing plant.

To execute the lift, Tiong Woon configured its Demag CC 8800-1 lattice boom crawler crane with a boom booster and mobilised a Demag CC 2800-1 crawler crane for a tandem lifting operation. 

Setting up the crane with its seven-part boom booster kit took the team a total of five days – one day more than the standard configuration would have taken. “In order to speed up the process, one part of the team [took] care of assembling the base crane, while the other part took care of setting up the boom booster,” explained Tiong Woon’s deputy chief executive officer Michael Ang

The final CC 8800-1 configuration featured a 102 m-long main boom plus a fly jib of approximately 12 m, mounted at an angle of 14 degrees. The super-lift counterweight weighed 400 tonnes.

The CC 2800-1 support crane was configured with a main boom length of 42 m and a super-lift counterweight of 100 tonnes. 

Once both cranes had been set up, the Demag duo began manoeuvring the steel structure from a horizontal to vertical position. 

“Tandem lifts are already complex operations,” said Ang, “but when you add a heavy load with this type of dimensions, things get even trickier.”

He added: "We were at the work site for a total of 69 days with our cranes and 25 people on average. The fact that the weather conditions were ideal and, especially, that the two Demag cranes have such incredible performance characteristics played a crucial role in enabling us to finish the project earlier than planned." 

Heavy Lift | News

KENC completes engineering scope for Jumbo thumbnail image

KENC completes engineering scope for Jumbo

February 21 - The Netherlands-based KENC Engineering has collaborated with Jumbo to prepare the heavy lift vessel Fairplayer for an FPSO installation project offshore Brazil. 
Views: 361
GS Express handles incinerator cargoes thumbnail image

GS Express handles incinerator cargoes

February 21 - GS Express Logistics has transported two parts of an incinerator from Penang Port to the Langkawi Incinerator plant in Kampung Belanga Pecah, Malaysia. 
Views: 326
Laso begins Alecrim-Urze wind farm project thumbnail image

Laso begins Alecrim-Urze wind farm project

February 20 - Laso Transportes has been tasked with the transport of several wind energy components for the Alecrim-Urze wind farm in Paúl da Serra, on the island of Madeira.
Views: 453

Heavy Lift Across The World

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