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India - MSG 80 - 1100t Washtower.

Many people wrote me why I'm not updating my site on a frequent basis. Already for over a year I work for Mammoet and the early months of 2009 I was in India.
The project was lifting of a 1000t Washtower, 2x 500t reactor and some other equipment. I was asked to go here and ofcourse I said yes.
After a 10 hour flight we arrived in New Delhi and spent the first night here. The next day we drove to site and I saw the "real" India.
The MSG 80 was well underway with assembly when I arrived. After a couple of days we could boom it up.
A state of the art crane for Indian standards, a 250t Sany.
A piece of cake lift for the MSG 80.
When the crane was tested in the nineties I saw it in Oosterhout. Ofcourse fun to be working with it now.
Officialy it's not a crane but a gantry. MSG stands for Mammoet Sliding Gantry and the number 80 for 80.000t.m loadmoment.
Lifting and booming up/down is done with strand jacks. Slewing is done with skid-shoes and cilinders.
The first reactor, transported by India based Lift & Shift.
Big lift at the dawn of the day. Including rigging and hookblock the load was well over 1100 ton!
Length of the column was 100 meter.
Tailing crane was a LR 1750 from Shangvi Movers.
At the end of the day the column was vertical. The next day we slewed and installed it.
Next lifts were both reactors.
Some smaller equipment.
A nice view of the ringer crane.
After everything was installed we could begin with taking it appart again.
The nice thing of this crane is that all containers take the shape of a standard container. Makes it very easy to transport worldwide.
Never in my life I had seen a 60 foot trailer but they have it all in India!
And if the trailer is not long enough, we make our own extension?
The Mammoet convoi could start with the 1800km journey to the harbor.
India is a cheap country but it is very difficult to work in.
The locals live in own build houses, unbelievable.

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