Mega-Rail RMG Crane Procurement
CP&A prepared the RMG crane specifications, assisted in bid reviews, performed structural and mechanical design reviews, provided fabrication support services, including site audits to the manufacturers; and led inspections upon delivery to GPA. for an order of 8+2 RMG cranes for the Mason Mega-Rail project.
The cranes, manufactured in Florida, Texas, Wisconsin, and to a lesser extent Croatia, span 175 ft. over nine rail tracks. They have a cantilever, giving the trolley a total travel distance of 213 ft. and the cranes a total length of 245 ft. This is a long span, which thusly had to be assembled on-site. The overall width—bumper-to-bumper—is 102 ft. The buy-America contractual agreements also made manufacturing difficult, since normally these cranes are made more internationally.