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Major international heavy lifting crane contract awarded to Marr

Marr Contracting wins a contract for heavy lifting crane services on an English Energy from Waste project.

Marr Contracting has been awarded a contract to deliver specialised heavy lifting crane services on a UK-based ‘energy from waste’ facility.

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Contracted by global engineering, procurement, consulting and construction company, Black & Veatch, the global heavy lifting tower crane specialist developed a two-crane solution utilising the world’s largest capacity luffing tower crane, the M2480D, to help deliver the power train at the heart of the plant’s generation.

Marr’s solution provides lift capacities of up to 110 tonnes and a reach of up to 73m to lift the 70-tonne drum and boiler waterwalls weighing 85 tonnes. The first erected M2480D is founded on the Marr Transit System – a rail system that extends the reach and coverage of the tower crane over the site without any loss of capacity. The second M2480D, on the other hand, is installed on a static base.

“We’re excited to be working in the UK with a client like Black & Veatch who can see the benefits that the right cranage solution can deliver to a project,” said Marr’s Managing Director, Simon Marr. “With the ability to lift in larger, heavier components, our approach will reduce the number of lifts required, helping to deliver a safer, more productive site.”

The Lostock Sustainable Energy Plant is a 60mW energy from waste plant near Northwich, Cheshire, and is a joint venture between Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and FCC Environment. The plant produces its power from burning general waste, releasing heat that turns water into steam in a boiler that, in turn, turns the blades of a turbine generator to produce electricity.

Expected to be operational by 2025, the plant will have the capacity to process 600,000 tonnes of waste per year and power 125,000 homes.

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