SUBSEA 7, Ghana: 16000 Crawler Assembly and Training

In Newsby s.holz

The Pasico team under leadership of senior engineers Phil Coggin and Elvis Dongwiri, recently completed a 3-week assembly of a Manitowoc 16000 crawler crane for client Subsea 7. The crane is now the largest crawler crane in Ghana. Phil and Elvis spent two weeks in Singapore on technical training in preparation for the assembly. The crane now resides in Takoradi harbour where it will assist the customer to load suction piles. Paterson Simons will be providing on-going service and maintenance of the machine, and all operator and machine certifications will be conducted by CIT.

ABOVE: Elvis and Phil familiarising themselves with the 160000’s controls while training in Singapore.

The machine arrived from France in transportable pieces, with nothing over 35T.

It was a a bit tricky working in a tight area along with construction of the site at same time.

The Manitowoc 16000 is the third biggest crane Manitowoc produces, and the largest crawler crane in Ghana to date.