Mammoet Makes 295t Lift on Gulf Coast

Mammoet recently completed the installation of a main cryogenic heat exchanger at a US Gulf Coast liquefaction project.  The company utilized both a Terex-Demag CC2800 and a Liebherr LR 1300sx for the dual crane lift.  While the move went well, mother nature did not cooperate, with bad weather making it necessary to widen and smooth roads and redo the crane pads.  

Once the liquefaction project is completed, the facility will be capable of exporting 1.7 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day, making it one of the largest LNG export terminals in the United States.  

Randall Fox, Mammoet USA senior project manager, said, “The combined efforts and hard work of all crews on site made this a safe and successful installation. The crews displayed an ‘adapt and overcome’ mentality to many obstacles to execute this operation in a truly professional fashion.”

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Lift and Move USA Event in Houston

The 2nd Lift and Move even, held in Houston this time, was a huge successful with over 600 young people coming out to learn about the industry and job opportunities.  IUOE Local 450 participated, along with many signatory contractors.  

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