The fourth and final “big lift” has now been completed on the Mountsorrel crusher erection and it marks a significant milestone in the the programme.
Weighing in at over 140te the hopper is single heaviest assembly to be lifted on the project and credit to the team, this colossal structure was certainly not delivered in such form. Weeks of assembly and welding precede the final lifting and positioning, and to land this with millimetre precision only emphasises the experience and capability of all involved.
Lifting the hopper from its assembly location into position were 2 no. 1000te cranes supplied by Baldwins Crane Hire, with all lift plans and crane supervision completed in house.