Lifting equipment manufacturer Modulift has launched its largest modular spread beam to date in the form of its 2,000 tonne MOD 1100/2000.
The MOD 1100/2000 can handle 500 tonnes more than its previous largest beam, the 1,500 tonne MOD 800/1500, which was launched in 2017 – see: Modulift goes bigger.
It can be supplied with a number of struts that bolt together to offer spans from three to 36 metres in 500mm increments. The struts are then connected to end units and drop links which are each rated to 1,000 tonnes.
The new spreader beam has been type approved by DNV with a 36 metre span following a successful proof load test, and will be supplied with a 33 metre span to Dutch lifting equipment rental company Safe Lifting Europe, which worked with Modulift to develop the new beam. Modulift has also said it is working on a 3,000 tonne spreader beam for an upcoming project.
Safe Lifting Europe technical commercial manager, Giovani Vroegop, said: “It was great to work on a project that was a first for Modulift. Working collaboratively on this project was vital, by combining our expertise with Modulift we were able to deliver a solution for our customer’s lift. I was impressed with the support provided by them as they know the industry and get what we do.”
Harshal Kulkarni, Modulift engineering manager, added: “It was a proud moment for Modulift to design and manufacture MOD 1100/2000 as the largest spreader beam in the spreader range, surpassing our previous largest MOD 800/1500. This challenging assignment was successfully completed by the collective effort of the team right through the project duration. Competetive sales, efficient design, quality manufacturing, accurate testing, proactive planning and project management led to this successful achievement of supplying MOD 1100/2000 as Modulift’s largest spreader. I can certainly assure that the Modulift team will be looking towards more challenges and opportunities in super heavy lifting.”