Duro Felguera has supplied a Linden Comansa flat top tower crane to help build part of its Petronor oil refinery in Muskiz, Spain.
Partnered with Imasa and Cotinsa, Duro Felguera makes up a third of a temporary consortium in charge of the project to build a fuel oil reduction unit (FRU) for Petronor, a subsidiary of Spanish oil and gas company Repsol.
Linden Comansa’s official dealer Algrusa erected the 18 tonne capacity Linden Comansa 21 LC 550 tower crane of the crane, as well as carrying out a range of jacking-ups.
The 21 LC 550 is working with an 80 m jib, while height under hook reaches 120 m, for which it needs two tie frame collars and 94,500 kg of ballast on a 6 m-wide folding cross base. Its main area of work is lifting and assembling pipes, support elements and different structures.
With these new facilities, Petronor wants to reduce its fuel oil production, and increase the production of other fuels such as gas, propane, butane, gasoline, coke, etcetera. This change is mainly due to the a decrease of fuel oil demand, specifically for maritime transport and industrial uses. Petronor has invested about € 835 million (US$1.160 billion) in the project.