EOT Cranes or Overhead Bridge Cranes are available in double as well as single girder form. The average power for single girder crane starts from 1t up to 12.5t. The average competence for double girder is 5 to 250t. Such types of cranes are apposite to use in assembly workshops, maintenance workshop, general workshops and aerospace industry. The expensive and heavy parts are being transferred with multipurpose cranes.
Gantry cranes have an electronic control system to provide effective control and safety assurance. In order to build the world’s heaviest and biggest vessel, it is necessary to use a crane that can bear the load of thousands of tons steel easily. The Taisun is regarded as the largest crane throughout the world. It is gantry crane with unchanging dual-beam and has the capability to hold 20,133 metric ton load, which is no doubt a world record. Previously, 14,000 and 17,100 ton weight lifting cranes were considered the giant gadgets.
Why a Monster Crane was designed?
The managers of Shipyard Yantai Raffles, China predicted the need of biggest oil vessels. The machinery for such a colossal platform required oversized crane, therefore the world’s largest crane idea came in the mind of designers. Consequently, the leading designer of semi-submersible awl rigs fulfilled the dream by giving the world gantry crane with highest capacity for lifting. The machinery was called “Taisun” on the name of a blessed mountain in Shandong State. The mountain is well-known due to strength, mighty power, size and inspirational features.
On 18th April 2009, the christening ceremony was arranged and more than 600 esteemed guests were present to view the gargantuan machinery. The ribbon cutting, gathering was instigated by eminent guests. The chairman of Taisun, Mr Brian disclosed the attendees about the power and strength. Almost 30 meter barge was hoisted over the water to show the control of the crane. The American Bureau of Shipping observed the whole scenario. They appreciated the efforts and rewarded Mr Chang with an authorized certificate as “ Witness Load Testing”. The certificate confirmed the competence of great Taisun as World’s Heaviest Lifter at 20,133 metric tons.
The Taisun offers complete security and safety features during work. It has a distinctive system to control the process. Moreover, the system used in this crane is highly affordable and manageable. It has made the heaviest task up to 20,000 metric tons easier for the constructors. More surprisingly, it has reduced the time served in raising heavy objects. Shortly, protection and quality of work is perked up, the time span is shortened and the building schedules are diminutive. In other words, a great revolution has changed the industry. The Awilco Offshore Area Manager, Haldor Fottland stated that Awilco praises the YSR on the great ceremony of 20,000 MT heaviest crane in the world. The semi submersible deck boxes, drill tower modules and accommodation modules are included in the agenda of Taisun. Surely, a lot of well-organized and efficient projects are in the list. It is superb to view a huge but risk-free crane while operating.