The world-first solutions designed by The Men from Marr’s for the Chevron-operated Gorgon Project has changed the way that companies like Chevron are looking at craneage logistics and construction solutions for large resources projects around the world.
Marr Contracting (‘The Men From Marr’s’) are industry leaders in the design and delivery of heavy-lift luffing craneage services and solutions for the oil and gas industry, as well as mining, power, nuclear, large-scale construction, major transport infrastructure and marine sectors.
Marr Contracting offers the world’s widest range of heavy-lift luffing cranes. Its versatile fleet includes the Marr 40R (M40R), the smallest capacity tower crane in the world, and the Marr 2480D Heavy Lift Luffing (HLL) which is the world’s largest capacity tower crane.
Custom craneage solutions and services
Its expert team supplies heavy-lift crane solutions designed to suit the bespoke needs of clients and their projects. Its equipment portfolio includes the world’s largest capacity luffing tower cranes with lift capacity of 330t, complete travel bases, towers, internal and external climbing systems, modular tie systems, and grillages, in addition to accessories such as kibbles, first aid cages, fuel tanks and man boxes.
Additionally, Marr Contracting provides recovery crane systems, engineering and fabrications services, expert rigging services, on-site maintenance and mechanical repair workshops, as well as industry-compliant safety management systems, and a full suite of project management support to deliver any project.
Heavy-lift luffing cranes for any complex, large-scale project
Marr Contracting’s fleet comprises both mobile and tower cranes to meet the requirements of large-scale and complex projects across any sector. Additionally, Marr Contracting has the expertise to custom-design cranes to meet specific needs.
The Men From Marr’s also provide project management services, recovery systems, engineering and fabrication services, lift studies and job site planning, as well as maintenance and mechanical repair workshops.
Through investments into new-generation technology, Marr Contracting has also ensured that its equipment and processes are efficient and sustainable while working in collaboration with clients to comply with environmental management policies.
Bespoke craneage solutions for project challenges
The Chevron-operated Gorgon LNG Project is an example of how Marr Contracting is adding value to the way companies like Chevron are constructing projects.
Located in a remote marine conservation area with adverse climates and wind speeds of up to 400kms per hour, the Gorgon LNG Project on Barrow Island in Western Australia faced a number of challenges during construction. The high-cost project had a demanding schedule and stringent system requirements with more than 300 necessary safety and production procedures.
During their first engagement on the Project, Marr Contracting’s M2480D HLL crane was used to increase the productivity of the Gorgon LNG project’s materials offloading facility, reducing unloading time from up to five days to just one.
Marr Contracting subsequently collaborated with project partners to engineer additional components and solutions to address the construction challenges posed by the Gorgon LNG project. Upon completion, the company had minimised crane assembly times, as well as the number of cranes needed – leading to improved safety, site congestion and productivity.
Customised craneage solutions for remote sites
Marr Contracting was also contracted by Chevron to deliver an M2480D HLL crane on a tug-towed barge, which was designed to deliver freight to Chevron’s Gorgon LNG Project, located in a remote offshore location.
The site needed a solution that did not impede on cargo-carrying capacity, as well as be able to transition from sea transit and lashing mode to operating and lifting mode within hours of arrival.
Marr Contracting incorporated their Marr Transit System into the barge system, onto which an M2480D was placed. The travelling gantry base allowed optimal deck space to be maintained and enabled the crane to operate without restriction. Additionally, it could operate in sea transit mode without significantly reducing the cargo-carrying capacity of the vessel.
Australian-based heavy lifting tower crane specialists, Marr Contracting Pty Ltd (The Men From Marr’s), has lifted its position among the world’s largest tower crane fleets according to International Cranes and Specialised Transport (ICST) magazine’s 2019 Tower Crane Index.