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Sany SCC86000TM

The launch of the SCC86000TM crawler crane by Sany on May 29, 2011, was a significant event in the heavy lifting industry, as it represented the entry of the world’s largest mobile crane at the time, with an unprecedented capacity of 3,600 tonnes.

Boasting a maximum load moment rating of 86,000 tonne-metres, this crane was a formidable demonstration of Sany’s engineering capabilities and its commitment to pushing the boundaries of crane technology. Developed in Kunshan City, Jiangsu Province, the SCC86000TM was not just a marvel of scale but also a beacon of innovation, holding 30 patents that underline the unique advancements made by the manufacturer.

Sany’s announcement came closely on the heels of Zoomlion’s unveiling of their own 3,200-tonne capacity twin lattice boom crawler crane, sparking a notable moment in China’s growing prominence in the high-capacity crane market.

Sany SCC86000TM at Bauma Shanghai exhibition.


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It is used for AP1000 nuclear power unit hoisting projects. Zoomlion ZCC3200NP has launched a day earlier and their new record has maintained only one day.

Sany rolled off the world largest crane from their production link on 18th May 2011, marking the birth of “World No. 1 Crane”, robbing Germany crane makers of the title of 3,200 capacity crawler crane. In order to build the giants, Sany has invested RMB 100 million yuan to build a supercomputing centre, 1st in the industry.

However, in Nov 2012, XCMG has robbed Sany of the title of world largest crawler crane by producing the XGC88000, 4,000-tonne crawler crane.

About AP1000 Nuclear Reactor Project

Westinghouse, owned by Japan’s Toshiba, signed an agreement in 2007 to build four AP1000 reactor units at two sites in Sanmen and Haiyang, China respectively.

However, the pace of the planned nuclear construction in the country was scaled back in 2011 in the wake of the Fukushima disaster in Japan. This has caused the delays of these four reactors, as well as the French-designed European Pressurised Reactor units at Taishan in Guangdong province, holding back the sector with no new nuclear projects approved in China for the next two years.

Westinghouse filed for bankruptcy in March 2017, hit by billions of dollars of cost overruns at four nuclear reactors under construction in the United States.

In February 2018, news has been released that the fuel loading at the world’s first Westinghouse-designed AP1000 nuclear reactor has been delayed due to “safety concerns” – the latest in a long line of setbacks for the project. The third-generation reactor, located in Sanmen in Zhejiang province, was originally expected to make its debut in 2014. Officials with US-based Westinghouse has originally expected fuel loading to start in 2017 and follow by estimated six months of performance test before the reactor could go into full operation in 2018.

But fuel loading has now been suspended as China tries to ensure the project meets the highest possible safety standards, the China Daily said, citing a spokesman with the China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC).


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