ZPMC celebrates a milestone with its 100th crane heightening project since 2012.
The cranes are located around the globe. Since 2012, WorldCargo News has reported ZPMC raising cranes in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Algeciras, Los Angeles and Long Beach, Antwerp, Felixstowe and Barcelona - not all of which were initially built by ZPMC. ZPMC has developed different lifting systems for raising cranes, and has also on occasion used its own floating cranes in raising work in China.
The 100th crane raise was completed at DP World’s T2 facility in Dubai, where a 1950 t crane was raised by 10m.
Mr Chen Jiaqing, ZPMC Assistant President and Managing Director of ZPMC International Group (a specialist service division within ZPMC) commented; “We are delighted to have achieved 100 crane heightening projects since we started raising cranes in 2012. It’s a significant stage in the company’s development and I am particularly pleased as it’s a significant project for DP World.
“Crane heightening is now an established, commercially viable solution for port operators looking to quickly increase their container handling volume capabilities. We now have a huge reference list for successful crane upgrade projects around the world”.
Earlier this year WorldCargo News reported on the investment ZPMC was making into developing its crane service offering, and that investment has continued. “The technical skills and specialist equipment required to raise a crane weighing 1950 tonnes by 10 meters are critical and one of the reasons that we have developed seven of our own jacking systems,” said Chen Jiaqing. “All the engineering calculations, feasibility studies, site management and material supplies all handled directly by the ZPMC Crane Services team. We understand that downtime is a critical issue for our customers, so our complete turnkey operation contributes significantly to the project being completed in the shortest time frame possible.
“Our customers benefit from ZPMC not only being the original crane manufacturer but also through the strength of our specialist upgrades teams, strategically located in Asia, Europe, the USA and Middle East. Their engineering capabilities are really outstanding and the back-up of our on the ground operations contributes to clients benefiting from a fully integrated solution”, Chen Jiaqing concluded.