What a powerful giant! Following excellent performances in major petrochemical bases in China and the repeated breaking of lifting records, XCMG’s 4000-ton crawler crane, at its very first operation abroad, successfully lifted a nearly 2000-ton washing tower in Jubail Industrial Zone in Dammam, Saudi Arabia on October 24, local time.
Scorching hot up to nearly 40 degrees Celsius, the site was located in the desert region of Jubail. At 10 am, representatives of Sinopec and the Saudi Arabian project, XCMG, Chinese enterprise representatives and local construction machinery industry insiders witnessed this historic moment.
The equipment lifted this time is the key and the heaviest washing tower of the project. The tower is 101.1 meters high, 8.6 meters in diameter and weighs 1,926 tons. XCMG XGC88000 is used as the main crane with main arm of 102 meters and the auxiliary arm of 27 meters and a 1250-ton crane for tail lifting.
It is understood that after this lifting operation, XCMG XGC88000 crawler crane will continue to lift two 1312-ton reactors for the same project before participating in related projects of Saudi National Natural Gas Company and an oil refinery project in Oman.