Wor ldwide Panorama
features (i.e. depth, substrate type) but with very sparse
to no seagrass present.
The translocation has been undertaken on a small
scale in order to test the viability of the project in
Bahrain. ByrneLooby will be monitoring the growth
progress over the coming months in order to assess the
success of the project for future environmental
compensation opportunities and to find the best loca-
tions for long-term transplanting programmes.
If the results are successful, Ms van der Merwe says
the environmental team at ByrneLooby will look at doing
the relocation on a much larger scale.
Rental Firm Chooses Modulift Spreaders
to Lift Kiln Sections
Canadian crane rental company Guay
Inc. used Modulift spreader beams be-
low-the-hook of two Manitowoc crawl-
er cranes during installation of a
six-section clinker kiln at the McInnis
Cement plant development at Port-
Lifting operations were carried out
in early spring but equipment still had
to withstand extreme weather on the
Canadian coast, including heavy snow-
fall. Lift planning had to account for
the changes in conditions and con-
stantly evolving jobsite environment.
The plant is one of the most impor-
tant industrial projects currently under
development in Canada, scheduled for
completion later this year.
Initially the six pieces were assem-
bled in pairs at ground level before the
resulting sections were lifted and as-
sembled in three subsequent lifts. Two
were carried out by a Manitowoc 16000 MAX-ER and
the other by a Manitowoc 2250. Lifting operations con-
cluded with a tandem lift utilising both cranes to align
the three sections in their final positions.
A pair of MOD 250/300 beams were used at spans
of 12 m (approx. 40 ft) for each lift, including the heaviest
kiln section that was 280,320 kg (618,000 lbs) and 85 ft
(approx. 26 m) in length. The Manitowoc 16000 was
rigged with a 177-ft (approx. 54 m) boom and 150,593
kg (332,000 lbs) plus 54,431 kg (120,000 lbs) counter-
weight, with 231,967 kg (511,400 lbs) on the wheeled
The Manitowoc 2250, meanwhile, had a boom length
of 170 ft (approx. 52 ft) in Series 3 with 113,035 kg
(249,200 lbs) plus 54,431 kg (120,000 lbs) counter-
weight. Both cranes worked at approx. 30 ft (approx. 9
m) radius to lift the heaviest loads.
Rafael Palomar, team leader of Guay’s technical de-
“Our scope of work for the project covered all
lifting-related requirements, including selection
of cranes and rigging equipment, ground
preparations and logistics, in addition to lift
coordination and supervision. Given the
demands of the project combined with the
weather, selecting suitable, durable equipment
was essential to delivering our commitment to
the landmark project.”
Palomar explained that the Modulift beams were
chosen because of their capacity and span plus the ease
with which length could be adjusted onsite.
In order to lift the sections to their final positions at
the right angle, rigging equipment had to be adjusted
according to the centre of gravities, as calculated during
the planning stages of the project.
The Manitowoc 16000 and MOD 250/300 beam
combine to lift a clinker kiln section at the McInnis
Cement plant, Port-Daniel-Gascons, Québec.
This is a 618,000 lb., piece representing the second
of the six sections lifted.