Crawler Crane dis- and reassembly in 6 days

In Mining, News, Oil & Gas, Ports & Logistics by Alisa Evans

Crane owners, Jon Moore, needed their 400T Kobelco CKE 4000C JF 02 crawler crane dismantled at Sekondi Naval Base and reassembled at Kpone, Tema 250 kms away.

The crane was at the time working for Tullow Oil in Sekondi where it was being used to help fabricate jumper spools for the TEN Project. The spools connect subsea production equipment to the seabed. The crane’s next destination was Cenpower’s 350 megawatt Kpone Independent Power Plant (KIPP), being constructed by Group Five in Kpone, Tema.

Cranes used to assist in the job were a Grove RT 880, Grove GMK 6250, and a Grove KMK 5160 all supplied by Mobicrane.

ABOVE: Loading the crawler tracks for transport to Tema.

ABOVE: Mirco Minoccheri and Godwin Awadzi discuss the disassembly.

The full Paterson Simons team included: engineers Godwin Awadzi, Paul Zamburi, and Mirco Minoccheri, the safety team was led by Ernestina Nketsiah Kwofie who ensured all aspects of the job complied to both Tullow Oil and G5 standards.

ABOVE: The crane fully reassembled in Tema and ready to get to work.