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 March 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Ports

Canaveral Tops State List for Sand Bypass Funding

The Canaveral Harbor Inlet Sand Bypass Project has earned the top state ranking for 2014/15 inlet management funding. As a result, Port Canaveral is expected to receive $100,

Rotterdam port's throughput almost stable

The Port of Rotterdam’s throughput in the first quarter of 2014, at 109 million tonnes, was 0.2% below the level for the corresponding period last year.Split up by goods type,

CMA CGM Strengthens Madagascar Presence

Since the creation of CMA CGM Madagascar in 2003, container shipping company CMA CGM Group has continued to develop on the island to move closer to its valued customers

News

DNV's accredatation for Neosho Memorial

Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center, Chanute, has completed a new accreditation process from Det Norske Veritas Healthcare. By earning accreditation, Neosho

India's Reliance Q4 Sales Rise

Indian energy company Reliance Industries Ltd posted nearly flat fourth-quarter profits, in line with estimates, as a slimmer margin in its oilrefining business offset higher revenue.

Coast Guard tactical air squadron holds change of command ceremony

Capt. Kevin P. Gavin relieved Capt. Donna L. Cottrell as commanding officer of Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron Jacksonville during a change of command ceremony at HITRON Friday.

Marine Equipment

Schlumberger Announces Q1 Results

Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) today reported first-quarter 2014 revenue from continuing operations of $11.24 billion versus $11.91 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013, and $10.

RS at SEA JAPAN 2014

Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) was the only Russian company to take part in SEA JAPAN 2014 exhibition and conference – one of the major exhibitions of the maritime industry.

Van Oord acquires 100% control of Dravo

Van Oord has acquired all shares of its Spanish subsidiary Dravo S.A.  Dravo S.A. has been owned, since 1987, by Van Oord (50%) and the Spanish company Dragados S.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Electronics Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | 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: 0.6515 sec (2 req/sec)