You would be enthralled to know that the largest and the biggest EOT crane in the world has arrived. And weighs around 20,000 metric tons that mean it is worth 98 statues of liberty. Wow, that dos sound quite awesome. However, the fact is that the world of trade and commerce require quite large vessels these days, which is why the crane needs to have muscle which is worth every ounce of steel.
The world has finally seen the biggest crane, known as Taisun. It has been able to set a world record, for it can lift up to 20,133 metric tons. It is a Gantry Crane, which has a dual-beam and is made up of mega proportions. You might be wondering as to how this crane came about and of course, what was the need of such a huge crane?
10 years ago, a company known as Yantai Raffles Shipyard located in the Shandong Province of Chin decided that they would be building huge and big offshore oil vessels, which would obviously require machinery which would be of a huge size. Therefore, they decided the world’s largest crane had to be invented, if they wanted to take the maximum benefit of such a huge vessel.
And this dream has finally come true in the form of Taisun, which is state-of-the art machinery because of its towering state and gigantic proportions. This came about in 2009 when the Yantai Raffle Shipyards were able to do that. This machinery was named after the famous sacred mountain located in the province of China, which is a symbol of the strength, the size and the amazing qualities of the mountain, and hence reflecting such an image upon the crane.
This amazing crane was christened on April 18, 2009 and the event had guests numbering up to 600 guests from all over the globe. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was performed by highly distinguished guests. The Chairman of Yantai Raffle Shipyards was able to demonstrate the sheer strength and size of the EOT Crane by hoisting up a launching barge around 30 metres above the water. The Witness Load Testing was presented to Mr. Chang by the American Bureau of Shipping. This was done because this had definitely proved the record of heavy lift which had been spoken off by the YRS.
According to a representative of YRS, there is no doubt that the way offshore projects are handled at this moment would be revolutionized through this crane. The hours that would be spent working would be highly decreased, which would mean a cost-effective way of joining sections which are up to 20,000 meter tone. In addition, the crane is highly safe and easy to control.
There is perhaps no doubt that the introduction of the biggest EOT Crane in the world would lead to even better project execution. People have been dying to see the working and the efficiency of this crane. There is much speculation about whether it would be a success.