KONE from Finland manufactured and installed a 2000 Tons Gantry crane at the Rio Grande Shipyard in Brazil, to assist in the construction of FPSO’s for the Brazilian oil company PETROBRAS
QIDONG, China, Oct. 23, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ — Honghua Group Limited (HK:0196), China’s largest exporter of drilling rigs, announced that it will begin construction of the “Honghai Crane” at a ground-breaking ceremony today in Qidong City, Jiangsu Province, China. When completed, the “Honghai Crane” will boast the largest lifting capacity of any movable gantry crane in the world at 22,000 tons, making it more then 9 times more powerful than the next best movable crane. (The Huisman 2,400 Tons Dockside traveling jib crane in Zhangzhou (Fujian), China)
Originated by Honghua and co-developed with Wuhan Bridge Heavy Industries Group Co., Ltd., the “Honghai Crane” is a significant milestone in the evolution of offshore drilling platforms.
The ground-breaking ceremony was attended by delegates from the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum. “The Honghua Group has again demonstrated that it is a leader in the oil drilling industry. The Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum has cooperated with the Honghua Group on several occasions and will continue to do so,” said Ayman Mohamed Abdel Monsef, representative for the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum.