Mammoet has safely installed two reactors utilizing one LR13000 crawler crane inside a Gulf Coast polypropylene plant currently undergoing an expansion.
Strategically placed LR13000 to complete several lifts from single location
Following the project’s expected completion in the first quarter of 2020, the expansion will increase the site production capacity by an additional 450,000 ton/year. Due to the LR13000’s high lifting capacity, only a boom change was required to streamline lifting from one location, saving both space and time for other work taking place inside the plant.
With its massive 96 meter power boom rising high into the sky, the LR13000 was strategically placed to lift and install both reactors from one position. The impressive crane was outfitted with a complex boom configuration, boasting a lifting radius of 33.5 meters and superlift capacity of 1,500 tons. The larger reactor weighed a total of 725 tons and stretched 49 meters long. These lifts were executed successfully with tailing help from one of Mammoet’s CC2800 crawler cranes.
The crane will remain stationary for a second round of lifts to take place in mid-July.