Welding Repairs at Port of Tyne

Welding Repairs on Liebherr LHM 320 at Port of Tyne
Alatas ServiceField Service, Engineering
LocationPort of Tyne, South Shields, UK
Crane ManufacturerLiebherr
Crane ModelLHM 320

Our experts at Alatas UK were appointed to carry out welding repairs at Port of Tyne. They carried out the welding work on the lower section of a Liebherr LHM 320’s boom on-site in South Shields in the UK.

After an initial site visit, our engineers decided the welding work could be performed with the boom still mounted to the crane. To do this, they rested the Liebherr LHM 320 boom evenly on two support towers. Temporary bracing was put in place by the work team so that the damaged chord section could be removed. They also arranged the required scaffolding and welding shelter that stood 19m above ground.

Job Scope

Lifting Padeyes Weld Repairs

  • Cut away two padeyes with a minimum of 3mm from the top main chords and the welds ground smooth
  • MPI for crack-like indications and if necessary, grind cracks and re-weld.

Diagonal Lacings Weld Repairs

  • Diagonal lacing weld repairs on the lower right-hand chord. 
  • We ground and reweld and crack indications. 


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