Nyrstar project heats up with Lampson
IN 2017 Nyrstar has been busy improving its processing power for metals such as lead and zinc at its refinery in Port Pirie, South Australia as the project moves through the commissioning stage.
The improvement works at Port Pirie refinery required a very large crane to lift and install the modules of a new furnace tower and called upon the heavy lifting and oversize transportation expertise of Lampson.
A long established project equipment supplier, Lampson completed the lifting works with its proprietary Lampson Transi-Lift LTL-2600 as well as the Manitowoc 2250 with Max-er, Manitowoc 999 and 777, Grove RT-9130’s and 81 axles of SPMT Goldhofer trailers for transporting the furnace modules.
“This project was a great fit for Lampson’s equipment and personnel as it called on the specialised capabilities of our SPMT fleet, as well as the heavy and very high lifting ability of the LTL-2600 crane,” Lampson Australia managing director John Lee said.
The heaviest lifted furnace module weighed 677 tonne and the top of the highest module set by the LTL-2600 was 76m; the boom length was 140 metres and the crane had 2300 tonne of counterweight.
To lift the furnace module and other heavy components, Lampson’s engineering team designed rigging equipment with a spreader bar system to suit many of the heavy modules so that the crew wouldn’t have to make great changes for each lift, which saved time and costs for Nyrstar.
The Lampson Transi-Lift crane is a patented configuration that combines the heavy lifting capacities of derrick lifting equipment with the mobility of a conventional crawler crane, and includes great maneuverability with adjustable stinger length and multiple boom combinations.
“The crane is completely mobile at full capacity and it can be transported by conventional trucks and the counterweights are assembled and can be filled at site,” Mr Lee said.
The Lampson LTL-2600 in operation at the Nyrstar site.