DURING the month of July, Target Rigging completed three major (and diverse) projects.
The first project was a flat-bottomed stainless steel tank, which was loaded at Velo in Wellington, transported to Distell in Wadeville and installed. For the installation process, a mobile crane, and Target Rigging’s own mechanical horse with a crane, were used to top and tail. In addition, a similar tank was removed at Distell in Wadeville and transported to a customer in Roodekop and also installed using the same equipment. Both tanks had a length of 10m and diameter of 5,2m, which meant the loaded height, was 6m. This necessitated Provincial Traffic escorts on both journeys, a bakkie with a height stick to warn of overhead lines as well as Eskom and Telkom clearances.
The second project was rigging out a press brake of 40 tonne weight and 3,9m height at Macsteel VRN Reef in Roodekop and transporting it to Macsteel VRN in Bellville South under permit.
The installation at Bellville South was not simple, as the space between the top of the press brake and the two doors through which it had to be rigged, was absolutely minimal. The press brake was also top heavy, but fortunately the job was eventually completed successfully.
The third project involved loading a 75 tonne ship’s thruster in Cape Town Harbour, transporting it to Airport Industria and offloading it at the customer. As the lowbed transporting the thruster could not enter the customer’s premises through the gate, the thruster had to be offloaded and bounced with a mobile crane to its final position.
By completing these projects, Target Rigging has shown its versatility in the abnormal transport and rigging fields.