Spearheaded by Raimondi Cranes Commercial Director Eng. Mauro Masetti, a team from the company's headquarters erected the first MRT223 at Co.na.var. shipyard located in the historic township of Chioggia. Part of the Veneto region of northern Italy, Chioggia is often referred to as “Little Venice” and still has strong economic ties to maritime industries.
“Our client needed to replace an existing crane with a modern and efficient machine that met the newest safety regulations. The Raimondi MRT223, built to minimize environmental impact in terms of consumption and noise pollution, is capable of working at high cycles. It's important to note that it boasts a lifting capacity of 14 tonnes, allowing our client to put this tower crane to work in any number of ways in the future”, said Masetti remaking on the usability of the crane. He detailed that a specific challenge taken into consideration during the planning phase of this jobsite is the risk of corrosion due to the location having a high saline concentration.
“After discussions and engineering analysis, the winning solution was presented by our technical team: a flattop crane model MRT223 with an increased 14 tonne winch erected on a travelling base and treated with special marine paint to protect the crane and extend its lifecycle in waterfront conditions. We also equipped it with a stainless steel electrical box, galvanized ropes and ‘bord de mer' – seaside treated motors”, he continued.
The crane, with a jib length of 46.5m, is the city tower version (1.7m) erected at a height of 43.1m on a 4.5m x 4.5 special booster base. “Raimondi was able to strategize and implement a solution to meet our client's specifications. The MRT223 demonstrates great versatility; our tower cranes are matched with the internal technical team enabling adaptability of our products to a wide variety of environmental conditions”.