Heavy lift and transport specialist Mammoet has completed 62 heavy lifts at Lotte Chemical’s mono-ethylene glycol (MEG) project in Louisiana, USA. The lifts executed by Mammoet ranged from 30 tons (27 mt) to 1,600 tons (1451 mt), the largest of which was a 100 metre high wash tower.
As part of the work, Mammoet utilised its largest crane, the PTC 200 DS. It was reconfigured to include an additional 220 feet (67 metres), making its total reach 713 feet (217 metres). Mammoet said this is the tallest the PTC has ever been on a job site. The configuration allowed the crane to remain in one location and execute lifts of modules located outside of the original lifting radius. Mammoet said this kept lifting activities consistent and eliminated downtime associated with crane relocation, helping it finish two weeks ahead of schedule.
Patrick van der Meide, vice president of sales and marketing at Mammoet USA, said the team was proud to have been a part this project, “With this project, we were able to demonstrate that the PTC’s value extends beyond lifting oversized and heavy objects. It was the ability of this crane to reach smaller modules and execute various lifts outside of the original lifting range which ultimately delivered greater efficiency, enabling the scope to be completed safely and successfully ahead of schedule.”