Commissioning of 55ton EOT crane for MTR development
Alatas Hong Kong planned and carried out the commissioning of a 55ton EOT crane on behalf of the makers GH at the MTR site on Hong Kong Island. This crane is used for mucking operations as well as heavy lifting and man riding applications; it will be in operation for 24 hours per day and 7 days per week.
The crane was installed at a height of 26 meters from ground level and the site was very constrained, thus requiring detailed planning and meticulous safety measures.
The components were transported to the site and assembled on ground level for the lift into final position. First was the traversing gantry with supply and control system, after that followed the trolley with the winch.
After the start-up, function tests, adjustment and test of safeties by Alatas service engineers, the crane was ready for load testing.
The load tests with SWL of 55ton as well as overload with 60ton was carried out with water weights provided by Alatas and this proved to be the optimal solution.
Alatas Hong Kong was also contracted to provide standby, emergency and regular maintenance services for this crane.