Ainscough on gasification reactor
By Laura Hatton03 July 2013
Two mobile cranes from crane rental and heavy lift company Ainscough in the UK were used to install a gasification reactor at the world’s largest renewable energy plant.
The 200 tonne vessel was lifted into position using a 600 tonne capacity Terex CC 2800-1 lattice boom crawler and a Liebherr LTM 1500-8.3 wheeled mobile telescopic crane. The crawler was configured with a 66 metre SSL main boom and 200 tonnes of superlift counterweight. The 500 tonne capacity LTM 1500-8.3 helped rotate the vessel from a horizontal to vertical position before it was lowered onto its elevated foundation.
David Jacobi, commercial manager at Ainscough, said, “The lift site was extremely tight, we used the CC 2800-1 as it gave us the lifting capacity we needed on a small footprint. The lift was completed swiftly and we were extremely pleased to be involved with a project of this scale and importance.”