200t Bridge Crane for Hydropower Station in DR Congo

Liftsmart made a 200t bridge crane for the Busuanga Hydropower Station in DR Congo. The crane is used to lift the rotor.

Liftsmart made a 200t bridge crane for the Busuanga Hydropower Station in DR Congo. The crane is used to lift the rotor, which is mainly composed of magnetic poles, yokes, rotor brackets, and center bodies. The rotor height is 7.11 meters, the outer diameter is 4.86 meters, and the overall lifting weight is about 176 tons. A 200-ton double-trolley double-girder bridge crane is used for overall hoisting with special tools for hoisting rotors.

In order to ensure the smooth hoisting of the rotor of Unit 2, the project department has scientifically organized and made careful arrangements, formulated practical hoisting plans and emergency measures, and made safety and technical disclosures to relevant operators, clarifying job responsibilities, and providing services and strong protection for the smooth hoisting of the rotor of Unit 2.

Busuanga Hydropower Station is currently the largest infrastructure project under construction in Congo (Kinshasa). Construction started in 2017. The dam is 141.5 meters high, with a total reservoir capacity of 1.298 billion cubic meters and a total investment of 656 million US dollars. It is planned for the Lualaba River, a tributary of the Congo River. The fourth stage of the cascade power station is a large and medium-sized hydropower station jointly invested and operated by China Railway and China Power Construction. The unit is composed of units, with an average annual power generation of 1.32 billion kWh, and the power generation capacity will account for one-tenth of the total capacity of the Congo (Kinshasa). The project adopts Chinese standards and specifications from design, construction, equipment manufacturing, installation and acceptance. The planned construction period is 4 years, the operation period is 26 years, and the power generation franchise is 30 years.

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