Traditional methods of lifting heavy, tall, vessels on refinery and petrochemical sites either use big crawlers, or guyed gantry systems. This requires large amounts of space, which is at a premium in these tight sites. Big crawlers are expensive pieces of kit too, something that will be more of a problem as the economy continues to founder. Transporting very heavy cranes requires large numbers of containers, and often special transport equipment or long loads. Hydrospex’s new BSET heavy lifting tower, developed initially for Columbus, Mississippi-based Burkhalter, promises to overcome all of these obstacles.