Tilting the top of a crane. The work of Bilfinger Height Specialists consisted of stand-by rescue team and the installation of lifting points.
On the Solitaire of Allseas near the Great Belt Bridge by Denmark. The Solitaire has been operational since 1998 and is one of the largest pipe layers in the world.
On the Solitaire is a large crane designed by Huisman Equipment B.V. To make sure the ship could sail under the Great Belt Bridge near Denmark, the top of this crane had to be tilted. The work consisted of two parts:
With a team of 3 IRATA level 3 supervisors we successfully completed the work in 19 days.
It is practically impossible to lift someone down via stairs and ladders in a gurney in a fast and safe way. This takes too much time and in emergencies it is important to act quickly. By means of rope access it was possible to carry out a possible rescue and bring someone quickly and safely to the deck.
We also installed the lifting points to tilt the crane. By means of rope access we installed these in 1 day.
Executing these lifting points with an aerial work platform or with scaffolding would have taken more time and there would be more risks because of this long duration.
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