Colossal Gantry Crane Arrives in Vancouver

MarineLink.com
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Vancouver Shipyard’s new 300-metric-ton Gantry Crane arriving in Vancouver via deep sea ship on Thursday, February, 14, 2014 prior to being offloaded

After months of planning and anticipation, Seaspan’s new 300-metric-ton Gantry Crane arrived at Vancouver Shipyards.

Once erected, this colossal crane will be the largest Gantry Crane in Canada, towering 80 meters high and spanning 76 meters wide, and mark a significant milestone in Vancouver Shipyard’s Modernization Project. The two-year, $200 million project, which began construction in October 2012 and is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2014, will provide a new state-of-the-art facility, allowing Seaspan to efficiently deliver Non-Combat Vessels for the Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian Coast Guard.

“The transformation of Vancouver Shipyards has been incredible as we continue to build a world-class shipbuilding and ship repair centre of excellence on the West Coast,” said Brian Carter, President of Seaspan Shipyards. “Today’s event is a further demonstration of Seaspan’s huge commitment to investing in people, processes and equipment, and is the latest landmark in the future of the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy."

Due to its massive size, the crane was shipped in three large pieces – the fixed leg, hinged leg and main girder - along with thousands of smaller components from China via a deep sea ship to Fraser Surrey Docks, before being offloaded and transported to Seaspan’s North Vancouver location.

Assembly, hook-up, testing and commissioning of the crane is estimated to take place over the next several months, with completion targeted for this summer.

“Once operational, this crane will play a pivotal role in our shipbuilding business well into the future,” said Brian. “It is a very exciting time at Seaspan Shipyards. Not only are our new facilities taking shape, but development activities are moving full-steam ahead as we prepare to build the next generation of vessels for the men and women of the Canadian Coast Guard in October 2014
 

  • The main girder of Vancouver Shipyard’s new 300-metric-tonne Gantry Crane offloading at Fraser Surrey Docks on Saturday, February 15, 2014

    The main girder of Vancouver Shipyard’s new 300-metric-tonne Gantry Crane offloading at Fraser Surrey Docks on Saturday, February 15, 2014

  • The main girder of Vancouver Shipyard’s new 300-metric-tonne Gantry Crane offloading at Fraser Surrey Docks on Saturday, February 15, 2014

    The main girder of Vancouver Shipyard’s new 300-metric-tonne Gantry Crane offloading at Fraser Surrey Docks on Saturday, February 15, 2014

  • The main girder of 300-metric-ton crane arriving at Vancouver Shipyards today

    The main girder of 300-metric-ton crane arriving at Vancouver Shipyards today

  • The main girder of 300-metric-ton crane arriving at Vancouver Shipyards today

    The main girder of 300-metric-ton crane arriving at Vancouver Shipyards today

  • The main girder of Vancouver Shipyard’s new 300-metric-tonne Gantry Crane offloading at Fraser Surrey Docks on Saturday, February 15, 2014
  • The main girder of Vancouver Shipyard’s new 300-metric-tonne Gantry Crane offloading at Fraser Surrey Docks on Saturday, February 15, 2014
  • The main girder of 300-metric-ton crane arriving at Vancouver Shipyards today
  • The main girder of 300-metric-ton crane arriving at Vancouver Shipyards today
Maritime Reporter July 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Ports

Piraeus Port Posts Flat Profit, Sales Dip

Greece's Piraeus Port (OLP) , the largest in the country, said its first-half net profit was almost unchanged from the same year-ago period, while sales fell. Piraeus Port,

Panama Canal: The Billion Dollar Challenge

Panama Canal expansion will cost operators, insurers As the Panama Canal prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary, insurers are warning of the increased risks

Legislation Signed for Ports Upgrades

Today, Governor Brown signed AB 2395 Legislation. The bill was co-authored by Bonnie Lowenthal chair of the Assembly Transportation Committee and the Select Committee

News

Survitec Escape Slide Chosen for Norwegian Ferry

The all-electric Zero Cat ferry, currently under construction at the Fjellstrand yard in Norway, will enter service next year with Norled as the first Norwegian

First N.American Boat Powered by Volvo Penta IPS

Thomas Paine, the new 50-ft. aluminum patrol boat that joined the Massachusetts Environmental Police fleet in July, is the first commercial vessel in North America

Piraeus Port Posts Flat Profit, Sales Dip

Greece's Piraeus Port (OLP) , the largest in the country, said its first-half net profit was almost unchanged from the same year-ago period, while sales fell. Piraeus Port,

Marine Equipment

Survitec Escape Slide Chosen for Norwegian Ferry

The all-electric Zero Cat ferry, currently under construction at the Fjellstrand yard in Norway, will enter service next year with Norled as the first Norwegian

First N.American Boat Powered by Volvo Penta IPS

Thomas Paine, the new 50-ft. aluminum patrol boat that joined the Massachusetts Environmental Police fleet in July, is the first commercial vessel in North America

Hyde Marine to Display Ballast Water Tech at SMM

Hyde Marine, Inc., a ballast water treatment technology company, will showcase its Hyde GUARDIAN Gold HG250G Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) at the upcoming Shipbuilding,

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Navigation Pipelines Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2965 sec (3 req/sec)