In China Taiyuan Heavy Machinery Group has built and tested a 6,400 tonne capacity super heavy lifting gantry with hydraulic hoisting.
The 6,400 tonne maximum load can be lifted to a height of 120 metres, the manufacturer said. Another feature is that the lifting device, consisting of four interconnected steel lattice towers, can be divided into a pair of 3,200 tonne capacity units, which can be used separately. Its modular design extends further, as a system, which allows it to be assembled in a wider range of lift capacity and height combinations.
The super heavy lift gantry was jointly developed by the Shanxi Province-based Taiyuan Heavy Machinery Group with the Sinochem Group and Synfuels Technology. The primary application is in the petrochemical industry to erect the new generation of 4,000 tonne and larger refinery vessels, which is an emerging trend in China.
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