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Installation of a double girder gantry crane in Balenciaga Shipyard

On the 16th June we started with the transport of structural components and the installation of a double girder gantry crane with a capacity of 100/10/50 t, a span of 25.62 m + 9.5 m useful cantilever, a height of 23.25 m above level 0 + 4.8 m pit depth, at the shipyard of Balenciaga in Zumaia. We wanted to record the whole process in this video and share it with you.


The assembly of the installation lasted four days and began with the transfer of the structural sub-assemblies that make up the gantry crane and the 39-metre beams from GH’s Headquarters in Beasain, to Zumaia. This had to be done at night with the help of special vehicles along with police escorts.

During the days that followed, GH operators with the help of workers from Gruas Usabiaga mounted the end carriages, positioned the fixed and articulated legs and installed the main and auxiliary trolley, along with other tasks. Finally, on the morning of 21 June, with everything practically assembled, the last adjustments and tests were carried out.

The installation of this 100/10/50 t double girder gantry crane in Balenciaga Shipyard transforms its slipway carriage into a second slipway for the construction of boats, which will allow the company to build its boats from the first component to the last, also offering the possibility of building two boats in parallel.