The 100 tons AHC crane for Vestland Cygnus was assembled at PALFINGER MARINE’s modern production site in Gdynia, Poland. After a year in the making, it was ready to be transported to the harbour for installation onboard the offshore vessel. But getting a 38 metres long, 10 metres high, 8.5 metres wide and 250 tons heavy crane the roughly one kilometre distance to the sea, is definitely not just a walk in the park.
DURING THE ENTIRE DESIGN PHASE WE PLANNED FOR THE UPCOMING TRANSPORT OF THE CRANE.
Not only did the multi-wheel transporter carrying the crane need to pass under a motorway bridge, we also had to dismantle the overhead traffic signs along the way in order to pass by. The transport company did a fantastic job. The crane was transported to the harbour without any problems and the whole operation took less than four hours. This proves that we can transport huge cranes in one piece from our factory to the harbour area, which is a great advantage as it allows us to assemble, test and transport directly without dismantling anything – saving time and reducing the risk of errors”, says Trond-Eirik Hasselø, Project Manager, PD Cranes.
Recap video of the transport: