Morris joins forces with CMI-JV at Ingula Pumped water storage systemMorris Material Handling SA (Pty) Ltd
Morris Material Handling SA (Pty) Ltd has received a contract to supply 4 special cranes to CMI-JV. A joint venture between CMC di Revenna, PG Mavundla and Impregilo s.p.a. for the Ingula pumped Water Storage scheme near Ladysmith in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands
Two 8ton X 25m span Double Girder Electric Overhead Travelling Cranes with lifting heights of 45 meters each will be installed in the Machine Hall for construction. These Machine Hall Cranes will have spliced girders as the limited access prevents the girders being transported into the machine hall in one length. The splicing of the crane girders and the erection of the two cranes will be done with the use of Mobile cranes.
Two 25ton X 15m span Double Girder Portal Cranes with lifting heights of 110 meters each will be used in the Turbine Chamber for construction of the Shafts. These Surge Chamber Cranes will also have spliced girders due to access restraints. The erection of these two cranes will be by means of jacking using a specialised company in this field.
All the cranes are expected to be delivered in June/July 2011.
Stefano Panetta, JV Engineering Manager from Italy, comments on the reason that they chose Morris:-
“CMI JV Technical and Plant Department have worked closely with Morris for the engineering of the overhead and gantry cranes. Further to the geometry restraints, the complexity of the multi activities to take place in the various locations, as well as the compliance to the related provision of the Mine Health and Safety Act had to be taken into consideration.”