Over two days in June MAG Engineering & Contracting in Jordan conducted two heavy lifts of 52 tonne stacks on the Qatrana Power Plant Project. The lifts were normal other than the congested site conditions and the height of the final location for the lift. It was the height that called for the services of the biggest crane in Jordan – a Gottwald MK500. “The tilt-up process was the easy part of the job because we had a 500 tonne capacity Gottwald MK500 as the main crane, rigged with 63 m of main boom and capable of lifting 103 tonnes at the 22 m radius where the stack is scheduled for erection. The tailing crane was a Kobelco CKE1350 rigged with 33.5 m of main boom and capable of lifting 75 tonnes at 11 m radius,” Mousa explains.