Menomonee Falls, WI—May 13, 2015—Enerpac has been awarded a contract to build the world’s largest, offshore overhead gantry crane for French consortium Bouygues Travaux Publics, VINCI Construction and Demathieu Bard Construction. The crane—with a lifting capacity of 4,800 Tonne—will be used to install the pre-cast viaduct columns for a new coastal highway around Reunion Island, located east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean.
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 flooding from swells and tropical storms.
The Bouygues Travaux Publics, VINCI Construction and Demathieu Bard Construction consortium is building a barge to construct the offshore highway. Enerpac is supplying an offshore crane with 4,800 tonne lifting capacity for the barge. The barge will be used to pick up concrete precast foundation elements (gravity base, pile head and segments) at the harbor of Reunion Island, and position them on the seabed. The Enerpac offshore crane will be used to make at least 200 foundation block lifts.
Enerpac was approached by the consortium based on its reputation as a provider of tailor made solutions for repetitive heavy lifting operations.
Global director Enerpac Integrated Solutions, Jeroen Naalden, commented, “We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with Bouygues Travaux Publics, VINCI Construction and Demathieu Bard Construction on this important infrastructure project. With a history of being involved in the Kursk salvage offshore, the Millau Viaduct construction and other significant heavy lifting operations, we have a growing reputation for excellence in bespoke heavy lift systems.”
Construction of the 4,800 tonne offshore crane has already started at Enerpac Integrated Solutions manufacturing facility in Hengelo, The Netherlands.
To learn more about Enerpac’s heavy-lift systems, visit enerpac.com.
Enerpac is an international market leader in high-pressure hydraulics, with 28 offices in 22 different countries and over 1,000 employees. Enerpac produces thousands of high-pressure hydraulic products that are distributed worldwide. Enerpac focuses on the design of products, from the smallest cylinder to complete computer-operated lifting & positioning systems, which increase productivity and make work safer and easier to perform.
Enerpac is wholly owned by Actuant Corporation, a diversified industrial company serving customers from operations in more than 30 countries and is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. Actuant trades on the NYSE under the symbol ATU. For further information on Actuant and its businesses, visit the Company’s website at www.actuant.com.
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