Darwin Crane Modification and Relocation

In response to Darwin Port Corporation’s decision to relocate a 1980’s IHI crane to a wharf with a different rail gage, Liftech designed a scheme to change the crane’s gauge from 19.8 m to 25.3 m. The scheme involved extending the existing portal beams by five meters on the land side, relocating the landside legs, and removing the elevator track below the portal beam.

Liftech designed the lifting scheme and the lifting attachments, enabling the crane to be lifted with a floating crane and relocated.

Robert Reid & Associates
Port Melbourne
Victoria, Australia