SENNEBOGEN 6140 HD Working for ABC Maxilift on the Island of Reunion - Video – Heavy Lift News
15 Mar 2022

SENNEBOGEN 6140 HD Working for ABC Maxilift on the Island of Reunion – Video

The Poste N°1 pier is located on the west side of the French overseas island of Reunion. It belongs to one of the largest fishing companies in the Indian Ocean, SAPMER, which operates its warehouses directly at the quay and also unloads its ships there. In the meantime, however, the port infrastructure, built in the 1950s, was showing clear signs of fatigue. In order to ensure the continued safety of operations and to protect the immediate marine environment, it was therefore decided to renew the quay.

The demolition and subsequent reconstruction of the quay was entrusted to a consortium of two construction companies ROC and NGE Fondations, both subsidiaries of the NGE Group. Reconstruction began as early as May 2021, with plans to build a foundation structure resting on 40 driven piles and supporting a network of longitudinal beams, which will in turn support the bottom slab of the new quay. The new pier, built in this way over a length of almost 130 m, will allow a draught of up to 6.20 m and will be able to accommodate 90-meter-long ships weighing up to 2,700 tons.


The 140 t duty cycle crane was transported to the island by ferry and used there by ABC Maxilift together with the responsible SENNEBOGEN sales partner SYGMAT.


For a project of such dimensions, many different lifting operations are required. Therefore, a particularly versatile and powerful crane was needed. ABC Maxilift, one of the main players in the lifting industry on the island, was asked to provide a suitable solution for the specific requirements of this project. “The most challenging point on this site is the long distance of the driven piles from the pier. The SENNEBOGEN 6140 HD duty cycle crane with 35 m boom still lifts 17 t even at a radius of 24 m, and can therefore easily drive the outermost piles in the ground,” says Nicolas Cheung-Ah-Seung, operations manager of the crane service provider. The machine’s versatility was also a key criterion.



Thus, the 6140 HD not only performs all kinds of lifting and loading activities on the construction site, but also the particularly heavy, dynamic work for which it is designed. Thanks to its heavy-duty design and its two winches, each with a pulling force of 350 kN, it takes over the vibration of the foundation tubes and controls the heavy Delmag pile driver. Equipped with a cable grab, it is also used on the construction site for excavating the material inside the drill pipes. A plus point of the duty cycle crane in this application is the programmable depth measurement device, and that the winches and are automatically synchronized. In addition, it also takes care of the casing work and shines here thanks to the use of its free-fall winches.


photograph courtesy of ABC Maxilift








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