Pier 2 Lifting Beam

Client: Quonset Development Corporation
95 Cripe Street
North Kingstown, RI
Completion Date: May 2017
Total Project Value: $60,000.00

Relevant Project Features:

  • Designed the Lifting Beam
  • Prepared Plans and Specifications for Fabrication
RT Group, Inc. (RTG) was retained by the Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) to design a 50-foot-long, 100-ton capacity lifting beam for their Pier 2 Crane. The Crane is utilized to offload materials from ships berthed at the Pier.

As part of the project, RTG completed the structural analysis of the steel lifting beam and its ancillary components (e.g., pad eyes, stiffeners, etc.) per AISC standards for multiple loading configurations.

RTG prepared plans and specifications for the fabrication of the lifting beam along with supporting calculations showing the beam’s and its ancillary components’ adequacy under the anticipated loading. The lifting beam was fabricated by SENESCO MARINE of North Kingstown, RI, and is currently in service at Pier 2 in Quonset.