The Manitowoc 31000, working here in South Korea, supports a maximum capacity of 2,300 tonnes and a load moment of 252,000 ft-kips. Related Links: Manitowoc Bets $30-Million Super Crane on Nuclear Power The World's Biggest Supercranes After sitting idle through much of the economic downturn, Manitowoc's first model 31000 supercrane is hard at work in Gwangyang, South Korea, lifting pressure vessels for a coal gasification project."The Manitowoc 31000 has a tremendous capacity, and we will be able to use it for heavy lifts on a diverse number of projects," says Chang Hwan Jang, chairman
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.