Universal Cranes Uses CC2800 on Palm Beach to Tugun Highway Upgrade
Universal Cranes successfully overcame site restrictions and client needs by deploying the Demag CC2800-1 crane with super lift for the Palm Beach to Tugun Highway Upgrade project, efficiently installing bridge girders and minimizing public and environmental disruption.
Seymour Whyte Constructions
Palm Beach to Tugun Highway Upgrade
60t girders installed at a radius of 62m with 230t of Superlift Counterweight
- Deploy Demag CC2800-1 crane
- Girder Installation for BR08 Spans 1-5 Currumbin Creek Bridge Widening.
- Navigate site constraints
- Minimise public and environmental disruption
The Projects & Heavy Lift team engaged with the Palm Beach to Tugun Highway Upgrade project at an early stage whilst the methodology of Girder Installation was being developed. Universal Cranes were able to work through our client’s needs and overcome various site restrictions to deliver a heavy lift solution that could be executed on site.
The team identified the Demag CC2800-1 as the crane for the job. The advantage of using the Demag CC2800-1 with super lift is that in tight areas, the team were able to pick the beams from inside the job site, slew the crane around to line up and connect the super lift, and float the beam out to achieve the radius required. With the flexibility of the super lifter, we were able to lift and install spans 2 and 3 over the water with minimal impact to the public and environment.
Mobilising the crane had its own challenges with various site restrictions from underground services, overhead obstructions, an adjacent existing live Pacific Highway Bridge and interference with the public. For example, there was a public walkway running through the build area for the crane. Universal Cranes overcame these challenges to deliver the project on time and within budget.
Through client approval a spacer bar with 60-degree rigging was utilised in lieu of a spreader beam with vertical rigging to reduce the overall mass of load at radius.
Key Equipment Utilised:
- Demag CC2800-1
- 60t girders installed at a radius of 62m with 230t of Superlift Counterweight
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