West Coast's Most Powerful Crane Barge
May 1, 2017
Vancouver, British Columbia-based Dynamic Heavy Lift Ltd expects to have its crane barge Dynamic Beast in operation this month following the arrival of a 900-ton capacity Manitowoc M-1200 crane from South Korea and a 330-foot by 120-foot deck barge from Tampico, Mexico.
Capilano Maritime Design Ltd of North Vancouver has been busy designing the required structural modifications needed by the barge to support the crane and its loads as well as an automated ballast system.
The completed 4-point anchorage vessel will be equipped with 20-ton mooring winches while the crane will be fitted with a 400-foot boom, allowing a maximum radius of 385 feet and a lifting capacity of 900 tons at 85 feet of radius. This will give it the largest hoisting capacity of any marine crane on the west coast while the barge itself will be certified in-class, with international load line, with a 10,000 ton deck cargo capacity.