Modulift tests giant 2000t spreader beam at 30m
Modulift, a market-leading manufacturer of modular spreader beams, has recently finished testing an MOD 1100/2000t modular spreader beam. Currently the largest supplied standard beam in the Modulift range, with a lifting capacity of 2000t, the MOD 1100 has been ordered by a Belgian client for offshore monopile installations.
The 30m-long beam comes complete with DNV GL type approval as standard. Fitted with optional extras including upper shackle supports to protect the synthetic top slings when resting and two 45t tugger points on each end. The Pewag PLDW 45t tugger points were supplied by Prolift UK.
The test was carried out in Modulift’s recently upgraded 2200t x 30m compression test rig and was third party witnessed by the client and DNV GL. The two drop links were tested in Modulift’s newly built 1500t tensile test rig.
The whole operation was successfully executed over three days with individual tests carried out at 19m, 20m and 30m spans.