STX Construction Dalian Co.. Ltd in China has recently built a goliath crane, the world’s largest. The goliath crane installed on a dock at the STX Dalian Shipbuilding Complex weighs 1,000-tons and spans 248m, its lifting height is 84m and dead load reaches a whopping 8,300-tons.
The goliath crane manufactured as its own model using original technology is the world’s largest, by which STX Dalian has built a springboard for turning itself into a global crane maker. The crane was built in the world’s largest dockyard, the STX Dalian Shipbuilding Complex, which measures 460m long, 135m wide and 14.5m high.
As STX Construction Dalian adds the goliath crane 7 possessing its own technology, work time in the dockyard can be shortened significantly through a synchronized operation with crane 6.
Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, September 28, 2012