With a maximum lifting capacity of 6,400 tons, the hydraulic compound crane developed by China National Chemical Engineering Group Corporation Ltd (CNCEC) set out for Kazakhstan to undertake its first overseas task on Nov 21.
The crane is expected to lift up a depropanizer weighing around 1,150 tons, part of the PDH facility for Kazakhstan's IPCI project and the heaviest equipment in the country.
So far, installation of the two main beams of the single-gate frame of the crane, each of which weighs 78 tons, has been accomplished.
The IPCI project, the largest chemical engineering project in Kazakhstan, is an important achievement for CNCEC as it strives to implement the Belt and Road Initiative and deepen production capacity cooperation between China and Kazakhstan.
It will take the installation team, made up of employees from the CNCEC's two subsidiaries, 15 days to complete installation of the crane's 3,200 ton single-gate frame and its two main beams.
The world's most powerful land-based crane is light and stable with a steel-truss gate-like structure. It is designed to be able to lift a weight of 6,400 tons of 100 train carriages to a height of 120-meters.
The crane has been granted 24 patents by the Chinese government so far and is listed as lifting equipment specially designed for the large coal deep processing ultra-limit reactor, one of China's home-grown energy innovation projects in 2013.
(Executive editor: Zhang Tianyuan)