Inspection, repairs and certification of loading cranes
Ocean demonstrates precision and dexterity
Lévis, August 2008 - The Ultramar refinery’s two loading cranes have to be dismantled for inspection and repairs. The cranes are inaccessible by land, so Ocean takes them down using a 220-ton crane installed on a barge. Once disassembled, Ultramar’s equipment is carried by barge to Ocean’s workshop in the Port of Québec to be inspected, repaired and repainted according to the refinery’s requirements and applicable standards. The cranes are then returned to the refinery’s wharf and reinstalled in their original position. The operation requires a high degree of precision and dexterity as the 75-foot long, 40-foot high cranes weighed 10,000 lb. each. The work is performed without damaging cranes or touching the oil pipes.