On 29 May 2011, Chinese manufacturer Sany launched a 3,600-tonne capacity twin lattice boom crawler crane.
The SCC86000TM has a maximum load moment rating of 86,000 tonne-metres. It was developed in Kunshan City in Jiangsu Province and is said by the manufacturer to be the world’s largest mobile crane. Sany claims 30 patents on the new crane.
The announcement follows fellow Chinese manufacturer Zoomlion’s 28 May unveiling of a 3,200-tonne capacity twin lattice boom crawler crane.
However, we did not hear further news for the SCC86000TM crawler thereafter and most likely it has been changed to another model.
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On May 29th, 2011, Sany Heavy Industry launched the world’s largest crawler crane, the SCC86000TM, at Sany Industrial Park in Kunshan, Jiangsu Province. The crawler has a lifting capacity of 3,600 tons and a maximum lifting torque of 86,000 tons.
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
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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