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Installation of the Polar Crane at the JHR

 

JOSEPH PARIS is currently busy installing the polar overhead travelling crane in the heart of the Jules Horowitz reactor in the CEA’s research centre in Cadarache.

This hoisting equipment, designed and constructed in the workshops of JOSEPH PARIS inNantes, situated under the dome of the reactor building, runs on a circular metal track. Weighing 240 tons, it is capable of handling loads up to 36 tons.    

The crane required an exceptional level of inspection to cover its21 kilometresof welds. 12 extra long trucks were required to transport it to the CEA site. 

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