BigLift's Happy Star completes transport of crane parts from China to French Guyana – Heavy Lift News
6 Dec 2023

BigLift’s Happy Star completes transport of crane parts from China to French Guyana

BigLift Shipping’s vessel Happy Star has successfully transported one and a half level Luffing Harbour Cranes from Taicang (PRC) to Degrad des Cannes, the main port of French Guyana.

BigLift was contracted by AES (Automatismes Etudes Services/Dinson) for this transport. In Taicang, at the Runhe Terminal, the crane parts were delivered by 2 barges and loaded on board by Happy Star’s own heavy lift cranes.

At Degrad des Cannes, the crane assemblies were mounted on the gantries, again by using Happy Star’s own cranes. To ensure a level lift, BigLift used its Synchoist Cylinders; hydraulically driven cylinders with a safe lifting capacity of 250t/cylinder, with a 1m stroke and operable when loaded.

To mount the crane assembly onto the gantry, the Happy Star lifted the crane assembly 30m above the quayside, the gantry was then driven underneath and by precise manoeuvring with the Happy Star’s heavy lift cranes, the flanges were matched and 80 bolts were put in to secure the top and bottom of the Harbour Cranes. The bolts were installed in conjunction with Dinson personnel.

After these successful installations, the heavy lift rigging could be disconnected from the crane assembly, for which a very large cherry picker was used and a rope access team from Kwata. Source images: BigLift Shipping


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