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Mammoet completes heavy lifting project

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Mammoet has successfully completed the heavy lifting activities at Lotte Chemical’s mono-ethylene glycol (MEG) project in Louisiana, US. Following its expected opening in 2019, the MEG plant will be the largest facility of its kind, with a capacity to produce 700 000 tpy of ethylene glycol.

Mammoet’s heavy lift portion of the project included 62 scheduled lifts. The company utilised its largest crane, the PTC 200 DS, which increased the efficiency of lifting activities and complete the scope two weeks ahead of schedule.

The lifts executed by Mammoet ranged from 30 t to 1600 t, the largest of which was the wash tower at a height of over 100 m. Following the lift, the PTC 200 DS was reconfigured to include an additional 220 ft (67 m), bringing the total reach of the crane to 713 ft (217 m) – 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, keeping lifting activities consistent and eliminating downtime associated with crane relocation.

Patrick van der Meide, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Mammoet USA, said: “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.”

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