World’s Largest Mobile Crane in Ponca City

Ponca City Now - September 18, 2013 10:29 am

It’s hard to miss the crane that reaches into the clouds at the Phillips 66 refinery in Ponca City.

It’s the worlds largest mobile crane and is helping the refinery replace some drums that are nearly 60 years old.

Bob Gingerich, Phillips 66 human resources representative said it traveled here all the way from Brazil with a hefty price tag.

“I don’t want to give you an exact number just because we bid that business," Gingerich said. "But what I would be willing to say is that it is multiple million of dollars to have it here.”

This size of crane was needed because it had to be placed quite a distance from the project site.

And it decreased construction time from up to 80 days to as few as 30 days.

The refinery began working on this project in 2008 with the goal of doing it this year.

 

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