SANY Crawler Crane SCC4000 Helped Steel Structure Hoisting in Sudan


In May, 2011, a steel structure conveyor belt was needed to be erected between two new plant buildings, in a flourmill in Khartoum, Sudan. The two plant buildings are 70 meters apart from each other. The steel structure weighs about 60 tons and is about 70 meters in length. The construction requirements were so high that no one else was capable of assuming such a huge task for Khartoum Flour Mill – Sudan’s largest flour manufacturer – but SANY 400ton crawler crane SCC4000, the largest crawler crane in Sudan.

The customer contacted Sudan Ministry of Energy to rent the crane which had been purchased by the Ministry from SANY. Knowing of this, SANY service staff immediately went to the site to provide guidance on the installation and troubleshooting. After 4 days of preparatory work, the crawler crane SCC4000 officially started hoisting on May 18. SANY service team stayed on the site for supervision and inspection of the hoisting process.

It was a very difficult job because the structural component was extremely long and had to be hoisted horizontally while maintaining high degree of balance during moving and installation to avoid rollover. The ground in Sudan is sandy. To prevent subsidence of the ground, we made special boxes that made of steel plates for the crawler crane to travel on. Thanks to the concerted efforts of all participants, the job was successfully completed, spanning a huge bridge between the two plants. Such a feat greatly amazed the local Sudanese who crowded all around the site to observe it, many taking out their mobile phones to record this exciting moment. SANY Heavy Hoisting opened a new glorious chapter in Sudan.

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