Shipyard unveils world’s largest crane, designed on digital technology

Taisun, the world’s largest crane, capable of lifting 20,000 metric tons and currently undergoing testing and commissioning, was planned, designed and managed end-to-end using Dassault Systèmes’ PLM solutions.

Constructor Yantai Raffles Shipyard, the offshore and marine fabrication specialist, describes the achievement as a significant milestone in its digital transformation.

“Taisun is earmarked for 10 lifts over the next 20 months. Each lift estimated at 10,000—16,000 metric tons and we expect it to save over 2 million man hours for each semi-submersible,” says Brian Chang, chairman, Yantai Raffles Shipyard.

“With Taisun, Yantai Raffles Shipyard believes that it has revolutionized the way major offshore projects will be built in the future. The drivers are safety, quality and time, which all equate to cost. With Dassault Systèmes PLM and Taisun, Yantai Raffles Shipyard is well on the way to have the best process for designing and manufacturing extreme projects.”

Staff reporter

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