Four parallel cable crane systems transport big quantities of concrete in a short-time period for the construction of a dam.
The Jinping Dam was constructed by means of four parallel cable crane systems of the company “Thyssenkrupp AG” in 2008. In 2020 LCS took over the technology of cable crane systems for the construction of dams and distributes them exclusively worldwide.
The cable crane systems used to build the Jinping Dam in China are classic parallel systems with machine carriage and counter carriage. As the Jinping Dam is one of the highest dams in the world with a height of 305 m, the systems had an extremely large lifting height of 340 m. Due to the relatively short construction time and the large concrete volume of 4.8 million m³ to be placed, four identical cable crane system with a payload of 30 to each were used.