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Trio XCMG crawler aids in Asian Cup Stadium

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Recently, at the construction site of the Xiamen New Sports Center, with the installation of the last steel beam, the main steel structure of the training hall of the stadium was successfully completed.

Large tonnage steel structure combinations are used in the stadium and surrounding supporting buildings. Taking the sports centre as an example, the total steel structure roof has reached 30,000 tonnes, and the weight of each steel structure is relatively large. One of the heaviest sections reached nearly 210 tonnes, and large-tonnage crawler cranes must be used to complete the hoisting work safely and efficiently.

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Aerial view of the trio XCMG crawler working at Xiamen stadium

XCMG XGC17000, XGC12000, XGC11000 three large-tonnage crawler cranes all came to the site to start operations and act as the main force for the heavy-lift operations.

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XCMG XGC17000 lifting the main core steel structure

These three crawlers belong to Shanghai Tengfa and Jiangsu Zhongzun two lifting engineering companies, all of which use tower working conditions to strive to maximize operating efficiency in a limited space.

1,250-tonne XCMG XGC17000 crawler crane which has a maximum load moment of 17,000 ton-metre. Using the working condition of 84m main boom and 42m luffing jib, the farthest operating radius reaches 74 metres, and the maximum lifting weight reaches 190 tonnes. It is tasked with the hoisting work of the core structure of the central venue, the north-south giant arch closure and the surrounding structures.

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For the construction and hoisting of the supporting swimming pool, the 800-tonne crawler crane XGC12000 uses a 48m main boom and 84m luffing jib working condition, with a maximum operating radius of 60 metres and a maximum lifting capacity of 50 tonnes.

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The 650-tonne crawler crane XGC11000 adopts a working condition of 60m main boom and 66m luffing jib, with a maximum operating radius of 80 meters and a maximum lifting capacity of 120 tonnes.

The construction site works round the clock, 24 hours a day, the workers and the trio XCMG large-tonnage crawler crane turn on the “overclocking” mode throughout the entire process. With its strong efficiency and reliability, it ensures the rapid progress of the project.

About 2023 Asian Cup

Up to now, about 11,000 tons of steel structure roofs have been hoisted, with a completion rate of nearly 40%. After completion next year, the main stadium will become the largest single stadium in China, hosting the 2023 Asian Cup.

The 2023 AFC Asian Cup will be the 18th edition of the AFC Asian Cup, the quadrennial international men’s football championship of Asia organised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). It will be hosted by China from 16 June to 16 July 2023. The tournament will involve 24 national teams after its expansion of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, including that of the host nation. Qatar is the defending champion.

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