Work includes drilling through marine sediment, small boulders, and rock sockets

Work includes drilling through marine sediment, small boulders, and rock sockets

Three Manitowoc crawlers cranes, owned by Irving Equipment Limited, are being used to help refurbish a wharf at the Halifax shipyard in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

On site are two 120 US ton (108 tonne) Manitowoc 12000, a 230 ton (208 tonne) Manitowoc 888 and a 300 ton (272 tonne) Manitowoc 2250. The two 12000s have been configured with 42 and 48 metre booms. The 888 has a 42 m booms and the 2250 has a 48 m boom.

The project is part of the Halifax Shipyard Modernization Program. The shipyard will be used by the Royal Canadian Navy.

Tasks for the crawler have been to both demolish and rebuild the shipyard. The 2250 has been fitted with a Berminghammer Drill to position temporary false work frames. Work includes drilling through marine sediment, small boulders, and rock sockets. The two 12000s are being used as support cranes.

Andrew Folkins, manager of the pile-driving division at Irving, said, “Having the proper equipment to do the job in an efficient and effective manner is one of the key’s to Irving Equipment’s success. That’s along with matching experience and ability to the project’s requirements.”

Irving purchased the cranes from Manitowoc dealer Shawmut Equipment, based in Manchester, USA.

The new wharf will be about 259 m long and 20 m high.

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