Modulift expands range of Modular spreader beams24 November 2021
Modulift has expanded its modular range of DNV Type Approved spreader beams with the MOD 1100/2000t, used in it’s very first lift in Dover, UK.
The successful first lift was carried out by heavy lifting rental company, Safe Lifting Europe for its customer Bonn & Mees Floating Cranes.
The Modular spreader beam was transported using two trucks from the yard of Safe Lifting Europe to Bonn & Mees Floating Cranes in Rotterdam.
Bonn & Mees Floating Cranes used two of their largest floating sheerlegs to lift and store the MOD 1100/2000t spreader beam before it was shipped to Dover to lift two parts of a bridge.
As part of the lifting configuration, an additional two Modulift MOD 400 spreader beams were used.
The assembly of the MOD 1100/2000 took the team at Safe Lifting Europe one full working day using an electric torque wrench, enabling them to work at a much faster pace.
“It was incredible to see the new MOD 1100/2000t spreader beam up in the air for the first time. The team at Modulift did a great job with the design and manufacture of the beam. The sheer size of the beam can only be really appreciated when you’re up close, it really is huge. Our team and Bonn & Mees Floating Cranes worked meticulously hard to ensure the lift was a success,” said Giovani Vroegop, technical commercial manager, Safe Lifting Europe.
John Baker, commercial director, Modulift added it is looking forward to seeing the MOD 1100/2000t being used in many more lifts in the future.
"Part of the project to supply this ‘beast’ of a beam, required Modulift’s compressive test bed to be extended to 33mtrs and increased in capacity to 2300t which was quite a project in itself," he said.
"The MOD 1100 /2000t spreader beam really is impressive to see and our in-house engineering team is already looking at further opportunities with Safe Lifting in the super heavy lifting market.”