First job for 2,000 tonne crane at fertiliser plant

By Alex Dahm25 April 2022

yellow and blue crane lifting a large column The XCMG XLC26000 rigged with main boom and superlift for the vessel lift

A 2,000 tonne capacity XCMG crawler crane has completed its first job on the construction of a fertiliser plant in Bangladesh.

The XLC26000 lifted and installed a 603 tonne carbon dioxide stripping tower standing 68.5 mtres tall at what is described as the country’s largest green fertiliser plant. A 400 tonne crawler assisted with tailing.

Instead of Bangladesh relying on imports, China Nuclear Industry Mechanical Engineering Co., Ltd. (CNIME), is building the plant. It will help increase the country’s capacity to produce synthetic ammonia to 500,000 tonnes a year and production of urea to 800,000 tonnes a year. As a result Bangladesh will become largely self-sufficient, XCMG said.

“As a leading construction machinery manufacturer, XCMG has won over the market with quality and gained recognition from customers with our premium services. Our products and technologies are also playing key roles in supporting the development of other countries,” said Yishang Ge, XCMG product manager.

The 603 tonne tower is the tallest and heaviest piece of equipment at the plant, XCMG said and, prior to the lift the XLC26000 was assembled seven days ahead of schedule. It was set up with a 90 metre main boom in super lift configuration. The lift was made, in five hours, with the crane on a 30 metre radius.

Line up of people in front of a crane prior to lifting China Nuclear Industry Mechanical Engineering Co., Ltd team on site at the fertiliser plant in Bangladesh
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