Bigge 125D up and running
23. June 2012 | Comments (0)
The massive crane, which uses a 5,000 tonne in ground concrete counterweight will play a major part in construction of the Vogtle 3 and 4 generating plants.
Shaw Group is building the plants - which use an advanced Westinghouse pressurised water reactor, powering a General Electric turbine and electric generator - for Southern Company
Assembly of the crane began at the start of this year, with the boom going up earlier this month. Click here to see original report on Bigges big lifter
The crane, rigged with 170 metres of main boom and 63 metre fixed jib can lift 3,740 tonnes at 73 metres, 760 tonnes to 195 metres and 455 tonnes to 241 metres! Most lifts for this project will be in the range of a 1,000 tonnes at long radii.