May 23 - A Manitowoc 2250 crane has been fitted with a new luffing jib to assist with the completion of its work at the disused Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine.
The object shelter is what currently surrounds the remnants of reactor number four - the site of the infamous disaster in 1986.
Made from a huge steel frame and a stainless steel roof weighing more than 29,000 tonnes, the New Safe Confinement (NSC) structure will prevent the release of radioactive material from the present shelter, and will ultimately will allow work to begin on the deconstruction of unit four of the Chernobyl plant.
HLPFI reported in August 2015 that Mammoet had successfully connected the two halves of the NSC structure at the Ukraine plant using a specially designed skidding system.
Ground preparation on the NSC project began in 2011 and is scheduled for complete in 2017.