A new very large gantry crane is being installed at the STX France’s Saint-Nazaire yard. With a speed of 50 cm every 5 minutes, the touchy erection of the crane started last week.
This nonstandard industrial facility, able to lift loads up to 1,400 tons, reached today 66 meters in high. Within the coming days, the “giant” legs will be fastened into the boggies, rolling system enabling it to circulate all along the pre-erection area.
Lifting capacity 1,400 tons
Total weight 5,000 tons abt.
Weight of the beam and legs upon erection 3,900 tons abt.
Beam length 144 meters
Span (useful length) 130 meters
Beam height 10 meters
Lifting height 82 meters
Height under beam / pre-erection area 65 meters
Height under beam / Mounting dock 90 meters
Press Release, December 16, 2013