Australia, C&L, Cranes & Lifting, Net Zero, Projects, West Australia

Sany SCL10000 constructs lithium project’s wind farm

A Sany SCL10000 lattice boom mobile crane constructs a wind farm in Western Australia.

A Sany SCL10000 has been deployed to erect a wind farm on the Kathleen Valley Lithium Project, 680km northeast of Perth.

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Supplied by Tutt Bryant Equipment and located in the north of Western Australia, the Kathleen Valley is considered a Tier One battery metals asset with one of the largest and highest-grade hard rock lithium deposits in the world. The project, owned by Liontown Resources, is set to be one of the greenest resource projects in Australia with a green power station that will include 30mW of wind from five 6mW turbines.

The Sany SCL10000 crane is working on-site to install the five wind turbines. Possessing a maximum lifting moment of 12,100 tonne-metres, it can be configured with a maximum boom length of 171m plus 12m of fixed jib when operating in superlift.

The eight-axle carrier was specially designed upon a lightweight frame that has been optimised to an anti-torsion box structure and powered by an eight-cylinder Mercedes-Benz 502 V-type diesel engine. Its ZF automatic transmission provides a wide range of speed ratios with 12 forward and 2 reversing gears. Furthermore, the crane’s engines have been cleared to run on Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil that result in a 75-95 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions over the fuel’s lifecycle.

The Kathleen Valley Project is due to enter production in mid-2024 and is expected to deliver around 500,000 tonnes of six per cent lithium oxide concentrate annually.


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