Project Description

Verolme Cork Dock Yard  – STS Crane assembly and rollout to specialist heavy lift ship for trans Atlantic delivery

MWP assessed the feasibility of assembling three 1100T ship to shore (STS) gantry cranes on land and moving them onto a heavy lift ship for transportation across the Atlantic ocean to Puerto Rico in the Carribean. MWP assessed rollout options, loadings, ground improvement techniques, condition and strength of quay structures as well as quay structure strengthening options and costs. The final weight of the completed cranes with sea bracing and multi axle trailer loads was measured at around 1800 tonnes per crane. Each crane topped out at around 80m high to tip of jib. The rollout of the three cranes was completed in late February 2017 and were successfully delivered to the new port in Puerto Rico by OHT (Offshore Heavy Transport, a Norwegian company) in mid March 2017. The overall cost is estimated at around €30million.