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Liftech Develops New Hoist System for STS Cranes
Liftech developed a new STS hoist system design that provides the same functionality as existing systems but without a gearbox, high speed brake and coupling, snag protection, and depending on the configuration, trim-lift-skew system.
Liftech Consultants Inc. and McKay International Engineers are Merging
Liftech Consultants Inc. and McKay International Engineers are excited to announce the merger of our industry-leading engineering and project management expertise in the maritime and material handling sectors. After 52 years of working closely together on hundreds of projects, McKay and Liftech have formally merged our companies to serve our clients’ structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering needs as a single entity,…
Yinan Guo Receives PE License
Structural designer Yinan Guo received her California civil engineer license on June 22, 2021. She is experienced in finite element analysis, stress and fatigue analysis, crane and wharf seismic interaction analysis, and crane seismic analysis. She has worked on several wharf projects, including performing girder and pile calculations. When we asked Yinan what she did to celebrate, she said, “I…
Massport Low Profile Cranes Arrive in Boston
Congratulations to the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) on the delivery of three new low profile cranes to the Port of Boston on June 22nd! At 205 feet tall, two of the cranes are the tallest low profile cranes in the world and will service container ships holding 12,000 to 14,000 TEUs. Liftech is excited to see Massport and ZPMC’s many…
Anna’s Gingerbread Crane
Liftech structural engineer Anna Dix spent part of her holiday making a gingerbread crane. It is modeled after the ZPMC low profile container cranes she worked on that were recently delivered to Port Everglades in Florida (see Liftech’s related News post here: https://www.liftech.net/largest-low-profile-ship-to-shore-cranes-arrive-at-port-everglades-florida/. In real life, they are the largest ever of this type of crane. The boom on this…
Floating Fire Station 35 Installed in San Francisco
Early Thursday morning, December 3, the extraordinary floating Fire Station 35 arrived in San Francisco at Pier 22-1/2 near the Bay Bridge.
Largest Low Profile Ship-To-Shore Cranes Arrive at Port Everglades, Florida
A majestic sight greeted Port Everglades early Tuesday morning, November 17, when the ship carrying three giant ‘next generation’ low profile ship-to-shore cranes arrived at the Port’s dock to support the largest expansion project in the Port’s history.
San Francisco Public Works, Fire Boat Station 35 Structures Arrive from China
The marine structures designed by Liftech for the San Francisco Fire Boat Station 35 design-build project have arrived in San Francisco. ZPMC fabricated the steel pier, steel access ramp between the pier and steel float, steel float, and piling at their Nantong, China, facility and shipped them to San Francisco using a Jumbo heavy lift shipping vessel. The float and pier were…