Largest Gantry Crane-Taisun sets world record
5] YANTAI, China--The world's largest fixed dual-beam gantry
crane was recently launched in a shipyard in the port city
of Yantai in the northeastern province of Shandong, China.
Taisun hoisting up a launching barge weighing 20,133MT, a
heavy lift world record (enlarge
The 22,000-ton lifting capacity gantry was named after
the province's famous sacred mountain Taisun.
The lifting equipment, owned by Yantai
Raffles Shipyard Ltd., was certified by the American
Bureau of Shipping for lifting a 22,146-ton launch barge last
Saturday, setting a new heavy lift world record.
Taisun is expected to cut two million working
hours spent on handling and lifting activities as well as
improve safety and quality of work on large offshore projects.
The mega gantry is commissioned to work
on at least nine lifts in the next 24 months involving the
construction of semi-submersible rigs and specialized seafaring
Photo: Mr Song Jia Jing, Group
Chairman of DHI.DCW (Left), hands over the 20,000MT crane
start-up key to Mr Brian Chang, Chairman of Yantai Raffles
Raffles Shipyard, the offshore and marine fabrication
specialist, describes the achievement as a significant milestone
in its digital transformation.
“Taisun is earmarked for 10 lifts over the
next 20 months. Each lift estimated at 10,000—16,000 metric
tons and we expect it to save over 2 million man hours for
each semi-submersible,” says Brian Chang, chairman, Yantai
“With Taisun, Yantai
Raffles Shipyard believes that it has revolutionized
the way major offshore projects will be built in the future.
The drivers are safety, quality and time, which all equate
to cost. With Dassault Systèmes PLM and Taisun, Yantai Raffles
Shipyard is well on the way to have the best process for designing
and manufacturing extreme projects.”
Fixed dual-beam 10000t+10000t Gantry
* Overall Height:122m
* Overall Length:130m
* Lifting Height:70m
* Lifting Capacity:20000mt