Thursday, 12 December 2019

Port of Burnie: controlled crane collapse

On Saturday 23 November 2019, TasPorts and BridgePro successfully completed the controlled collapse of the iconic P6 crane at the Port of Burnie. The crane has been a feature of Burnie’s skyline since it was installed in February 1994. Weighing 680-tonnes, towering 90 metres high with a 40-tonne container handling capacity and 80-tonne heavy lift capacity, it was the first and largest of its kind to be built in Australia at the time. 

After 15 years of operation, the crane was decommissioned in 2010 and has been part of the Burnie landscape ever since. The crane’s removal marks an important step forward for TasPorts in realising growth potential at the Port of Burnie, whilst improving port accessibility and safety.

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