Boat dropped from crane yacht crash and sinks
Lifting a Buldozer jn to a pit and got the wrong crane, the wrong plan and the wrong crane driver.
Recently, a brand new 750 tons crawler crane type Liebherr LR1750 was delivered to Wagenborg Nedlift. This ‘big boy’ will be utilized on large construction projects in the power industry, the petrochemical industry and the (offshore) wind power.
The new machine is equipped with main boom ,luffing jib and derrick mast. The crane is prepared for connection to a super lift counterweight carrier. In super lift configuration, ultra heavy lifts can be carried out.
Seajacks International has entered into a contract with Samsung Heavy Industries to build the world’s largest and most advanced offshore wind farm installation vessel, the Company said in a press release.
The vessel is scheduled for delivery in the second half of 2015. The vessel has been specifically designed to meet the demands associated with working UK Round 3, Scottish territorial waters and the other North West European markets. Seajacks also has options for the construction of an additional two units.
Named Seajacks Scylla, the new vessel is based on the Gusto MSC NG14000X design and will be the fifth new self-propelled jack-up to join the Seajacks fleet since 2009.
The past two day (7th+8th of June 2013), a two day specialized “Heavy Lifting” Masterclass/Workshop was conducted at Ultra Brag in Basel, Switzerland
A group of 16 persons attended the “In Company” Seminar which was specially prepared and adapted to meet the requirements of Ultra Brag, in Basel. A lot of attention was paid to Calculation of sling forces, Center of Gravity, Slinging and Rigging methods, use of different type of lifting and spreader beams and the Do’s and Don’ts in Lifting. Ultra Brag had even made a 1:10 scale model of their 300 tons gantry crane and this model was extensively used in addition to a large number of smaller scale models of Richard Krabbendam (Heavy Lift Specialist), who presented the Seminar. See pictures below
Huisman Equipment used its 2400 Ton traveling dock crane to install the two 900 tons Heavy Lift Mast Cranes.
The Happy Sky of Big Lift Shipping is presently at the Huisman Fujian Steel Manufacturing Co. in China to install the two Heavy Lift Mast Cranes on board of the latest addition to the Big Lift Shipping fleet of Heavy Lift vessels: the mv ”Happy Sky”.
On the 30+31st of May 2013, another In Company Masterclass/Seminar “Heavy Transport & Lifting” was presented to the complete staff of Viatron at the Vestas project site in Wicko, Poland
We all know that training, is the key to a successful project execution and will greatly contribute to safe operations and less accidents. This was recognized by the management of Viatron, Poland and as a result the two day Masterclass/Seminar “Heavy Transport & Lifting was presented to their full staff of 12 persons. See pictures below:
The 4000-ton level crawler crane XGC88000
The 4000-ton level crawler crane XGC88000 is specially designed to meet the needs of integral hoisting in petro-chemical industry, oil industry, nuclear power industry and chemical industry. For typical hoisting condition and construction site, XGC88000 is able to satisfy the practical needs of different industry, such as loading rate, endurance, the size of assembly site and disassembly and transportation.
Apart from the super lifting capability, XGC88000 can achieve 100% load shift, which substantially enhances the motility and convenience of the entire hoisting process. XGC88000 can have no-load climbing 6% （3.4°） and automatically choose the appropriate construction performance according to various surface roughness. In addition, XGC88000 is equipped with three different super lifting amplitudes so as to easily deal with different construction conditions and greatly improve the ground adaptability of the product.
Germany-based crane rental company Breuer & Wasel has put its new Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 mobile crane to work on a wind turbine site.
The first job for the mobile crane was to erect four wind turbines at a site near Brunsbüttel, Germany. Each of the turbines has a capacity of 3.4 MW and a hub height of 78 metres.
The LTM 1750-9.1 has a 52 m telescopic boom and a capacity of 750 tonnes. It fills a gap in the range between the LTM 1500-8.1 and the LTM 11200-9.1.
The gap between the two biggest crane markets in the Western world, Europe and the USA, used to be ten percent: the difference between European load charts, which allow the crane to lift 75% of its working load, and the USA, which works at 85%.Now, disagreement over revisions to European crane design standard EN 13000 leaves the two regions worlds apart. The consequences are likely to complicate sales of new and used cranes worldwide, reports Will Dalrymple SOURCE: Cranes Today
A few years ago, German safety authorities blocked the passage of a comprehensive new standard for the design of cranes, EN 13000. They argued that operators could too easily override the safety system of the crane, the load moment indicator, by turning a key. This key switch, they felt, violated an essential safety principle and invalidated the entire standard.
Faced with the prospect of restarting years of design work, crane manufacturers in the Fédération Européene de la Manutention (FEM), including engineers from European crane manufacturers Grove, Tadano-Faun, Liebherr, Demag and Locatelli attempted to come up with a compromise revision to replace the override key with a set-up button. When pressed, this button would give extra capacity, but the crane could only work at 15% of maximum speed. After further wrangling, the revision was finalised in January 2008.
US crane user trade association the Specialised Carriers & Riggers Association formed a task force to oppose the potential changes in January. The group was interested for three reasons. First, Europe is the home market for many manufacturers of mobile cranes. Second, the change would affect all mobile cranes that could be sold in Europe, including all terrain cranes, rough terrain cranes, truck cranes and crawler cranes. Third, the SC&RA said that there is a general safety principle at stake.
In an opposition white paper published in March, the association argued that the override limits would interfere with normal crane operations, and could cause safety problems. Summing up recently, Bill Stramer, Link-Belt vice-president, said: “On a fundamental basis, EN 13000 says that the LMI is not an operator aid, it is the operator. Our philosophy is, it is an operator aid. The operator is the operator.” Stramer was speaking at the April 2008 SC&RA annual conference in Bonita Springs, Florida.
There, task force member Rob Weiss, vice-president of Cranes, Inc., said: “Fifteen percent means ‘we don’t want you using the crane.’ It might as well be zero. Every day anti-two blocks and load cells fail. You can’t shut the cranes down every time they do.”
The association met with manufacturers and a representative of ESTA in two meetings during ConExpo to explain its position, and argue against the changes for cranes sold in the USA. “This was the first time we had a frank exchange of views with the European community,” Weiss said.
Wrong sling lengths, wrong crane, no Load Moment Indicator, wrong sling angles = Accident!! The 6 P’s: Proper Planning Prevents Poor Piss Performance!!
An XCMG XGC28000 crawler crane has set a new record after lifting a hydrocracking reactor weighing 1,240.2 tonnes.
Complete with the added weight of the slings and other rigging, the total weight of the lift was 1,340 tonnes.
For the lift, the 2,000 tonne capacity crawler was configured with a 60 metre heavy-duty boom, 340 tonnes of turntable counterweight and 11 tonnes of carbody counterweight. A 640 tonne superlift counterweight and 30 metre radius superlift were also used. The load was lifted at 14 metre radius where capacity is 1,577 tonnes. To help complete the lift a Manitowoc 21000 crawler crane provided assistance in tailing.