Apr 12, 2017
A new world record of more than 3,000 metric tons has been set for the heaviest commercial load ever to be lifted by a land-based mobile crane. Heavy lifting specialist and Gleistein client ALE performed this historic task as part of an FPSO (Floating Production, Storage and Offloading) vessel integration project in southern Brazil. The four-month project, which has recently been successfully completed ahead of schedule, involved lifting 40 separate modules weighing total of over 36,000 metric tons onto the FPSO. This unprecedented undertaking would not have been possible without Gleistein Ropes. The slings deployed for the job were some of the strongest to ever leave the Gleistein production floor: a total of twelve slings made of 128mm diameter DynaOne®, each boasting a breaking load of 4,500 tons (SWL: 900 tons).