The team of Construction Machinery Division were able to successfully supply, installed and commissioned the largest POTAIN Tower Crane Model MC 310K-12 with 70 meter long lifting Jib with the maximum lifting capacity of 12 metric tons and 35 meter free-standing height at Colombo Dockyard PLC. The biggest challenge for the team was to erect the crane on a pathway which is partially surrounded by the sea with a highly limited ground space for operations. The Crane was installed within a period of one week by the service team.
This high lifting capacity, long jib tower crane helps to carry major ship component repairs without taking the ship to the dry dock.
The Crane was tested with a static load of 15 metric tons by the quality assurance team of the Colombo Dockyard PLC and was accepted for dockyard operations thereafter. The Construction Machinery Service team also conducted an operator training session for the Dockyard Team.