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Reunion Island

World's Largest Offshore Gantry

Crane for Reunion Island Highway

Zourite jack-up barge with Enerpac overhead travel crane for Reunion Island

project.

The world’s largest offshore overhead travel crane de-

veloped and manufactured by Enerpac, mounted on the

Zourite jack-up barge, has set sail for Reunion Island,

located East of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean.

The

Enerpac

Over Head Travel Crane (OHTC) com-

prises two pairs of lifting beams, with an overall width

of 30 m, and a lifting capacity of 4,800 tonnes for lifting,

moving and lowering the concrete blocks for the offshore

highway.

Offshore Highway

The French consortium

Bouygues Travaux Publics, VINCI

Construction Grands Projets, Dodin Campenon Bernard

and Demathieu Bard Construction

are constructing a

5,400 m bridge for a new offshore highway in Reunion

Island.

The Zourite jack-up barge was transported to Reunion

Island aboard the Offshore Heavy Transport’s Hawk

semi-submersible vessel, and it arrived in June.

The 5,400m coastal highway (Route du Littoral) will

connect Saint Denis - the administrative capital of La

Réunion - with La Possession. It replaces the existing

coastal road, which is exposed to falling rocks and flood-

ing from swells and tropical storms.

The Bouygues Travaux Publics, VINCI Construction

and

Demathieu Bard Construction

consortium has built

a barge to construct the offshore highway. Enerpac is

supplying the gantry crane with 4,800 tonne lifting ca-

pacity for the barge.

The barge will be used to pick up concrete precast

foundation elements (gravity base, pile head and seg-

ments) at the harbour of Reunion Island, and position

them on the seabed. The Enerpac off-

shore crane will be used to make at least

200 foundation block lifts.

Global director Enerpac Integrated

So l utions ,

Jeroen

Naa l den,

commented,

"We are delighted to have the

opportunity to work with Bouygues

Travaux Publics, VINCI Construction

and Demathieu Bard Construction

on this important infrastructure

© Vinci

Zourite jack-up barge with Enerpac

overhead travel crane sets off for

Reunion Island. © Piotr Januszewski

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