Cranes on the Thames barrier

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Huge cranes which can be seen on the Thames Barrier are being replaced after 25 years by M.E.P. Pellegrini Marine Equipment. Their speed of operation, reach and load capacity are also considered to be below current and future operational requirements.

 

The first new crane, fitted on pier four, has been undergoing testing this last week, and the remaining six will be lifted into place and installed next year. Each of the new cranes weigh 18.2 tons and can extend to 36 metres - twice their present reach. They also have improved lifting speed and power units.

 

The new design will enable engineers to be lifted into areas so they can do maintenance work. The top of each pier will be reinforced to handle increased loads because of the improvement in capacity and extension from the cranes.

 

Year: 2011

 

Place: London

Crane installed on the River Thames
Crane installed on the River Thames
Crane installed on the River Thames
Crane installed on the River Thames
Crane installed on the River Thames

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M.E.P. Pellegrini Marine Equipments

VAT N. 01404500231
Reg. Impr. Verona n° 01404500231 R.E.A. 179412
Cap. Soc. 208.000,00 €
Via F.Busoni 9 - 37050 Vallese di Oppeano - Verona (Italy)
Tel. +39 045 508877
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E-mail: contacts@offshoremarinecranes.com