BigLift Shipping recently completed the installation and load testing of a Huisman-Itrec 17 m super fly jib for their heavy lift mast cranes on m.v. Happy Buccaneer, thereby increasing the lifting height and outreach by 50% to respectively 59 m above deck and 55 m.
For upcoming projects BigLift Shipping purchased this 17 m long fly jib to increase outreach and lifting height. With the fly jib mounted on the Happy Buccaneer the crane has a maximum load of 350 mt upto 35 m outreach and a 250 mt load at a 50 m outreach. The lifting height increases to approximately 59 m above deck. To reduce installation time of the fly jib, lightweight stays produced by FibreMax, Joure, are being used. For future projects requiring further outreach or lifting height capacities, the fly jib can be extended.
With the fly jib available for the Happy Buccaneer and de Happy S new build vessels, BigLift once again underlines its key position in heavy lift transport.
The Heavy Lift Mast Crane concept, a compact and innovative crane design for heavy lifts, was developed by Huisman in 1983 and has become an industry standard for the design and construction of Heavy Lift Cranes. The “Happy Buccaneer” was outfitted with two Heavy Lift Mast Cranes in 1984. The original lifting capacity of these cranes was 550mt, the cranes were upgraded to 700mt in 2006. With this fly jib the Heavy Lift Mast Cranes continue to prove their added value.
BigLift Shipping is one of the world’s leading heavy lift shipping companies, specialized in worldwide ocean transportation of heavy lift and project cargoes, operating to high standards of safety, operational reliability and to strict time schedules. BigLift’s fleet consists of 13 state-of-the art vessels with lifting capacities to 1,400 mt.
Offshore Energy Today Staff, January 5, 2012; Image: BigLift