Mammoet recently completed a transport and lifting scope with challenging logistics at a Gulf Coast refinery. The rental division of the heavy lift and transport specialist was contracted to provide their services during an expansion project of the facility.
Mammoet deployed a single LTM1400-7.1, one of several cranes in its new fleet of rental cranes, to complete all 19 lifts. Due to the restricted space on site and several construction activities taking place simultaneously, the crane had to be relocated a total of five times to complete the entire lifting scope. However, the choice of the mobile hydraulic crane meant it wasn’t necessary to break down and reassemble the crane for every relocation. Its ease of maneuverability saved time between lifts, and the addition of the TY boom increased the capacity of the crane. This meant it could install all the heavy components, including the heaviest piece weighing in at 89 tons (177,500 lbs.). The LTM1400 -7.1 delivered maximum efficiency to the lifting scope, contributing to the earlier completion than originally scheduled.
Pierre Mille, Branch Manager of Mammoet Americas Texas East, commented: “We are very happy to have been part of this project. It demonstrates the increasing demand for lifting and transport at smaller scales along the Gulf Coast area. For this reason, we have recently expanded our rental fleet of hydraulic cranes ranging from 15 to 600 ton capacity.”