Recently, leading pile driving specialist and close client MENCK entrusted Blue Water Shipping with the transport and assembly of a 187 tons heavy hydraulic hammer and the 175 tons heavy ram weight.
Blue Water’s scope included receiving of the ram weight from Japan and receiving the MHU3500S hydraulic hammer from Hamburg, Germany. It also included the installation of spring suspension into the ram weight and the assembly of the ram weight as part of the hydraulic hammer. The assembly was carried out in Singapore.
“Everything went according to schedule or rather ahead of schedule. We had originally planned for five days’ work, but the entire job was completed within two days. The project marks MENCK Singapore’s first assembly operation in Asia for this size of Hammers, which we are naturally proud to have taken an active share in”Victor Pay, Marine & Logistics Manager, Blue Water Singapore.
“Blue Water has done another fantastic job for us, well planned and executed across all team members involved. Due to the efficient planning, we could save three days which helped all parties involved. We are looking forward to the next projects together with Blue Water”Thorsten Koch, Head of Logistics, MENCK GmbH
Cranepedia’s additional information
The entire assembly of the MENCK hammer was carried out using a three mobile crane from Singapore’s local crane companies. Moh Seng Cranes has provided one unit of 500-tonne Liebherr LTM1500-8.1 and 750-tonne Liebherr LTM1750-9.1 mobile crane while on the other end, Huationg (Asia) has provided one unit of 700-ton Demag AC700 mobile crane.
Since that the total weight of the hammer assembly hammer would be around 360 tonnes and weight distribution to be uneven, the Liebherr LTM1750-9.1 lifted on one side of the hammer with around 160 tonnes load while Liebherr LTM1500-8.1 and Demag AC700 has lifted each ends of the lifting slings on the other side with approximately 200 tonnes load.
Magnificent lift ! Hope that we can see more of such kind of assembly in Singapore again.