Complex pane installation in the National Museum in Doha (Qatar)
In the National Museum in Doha (Qatar), Heavydrive placed 38 panes weighing up to 850 kilograms. The confined space, the 5.2-metre high-suspended ceiling and the delicate flooring in the gallery presented the experts with many challenges. On top of that, the systems were ordered with a lead time of just two weeks.
The Heavydrive experts immediately took care of all the necessary freight and customs documents and arranged to transport the equipment, weighing 3,900 kilograms, by air. For the complex installation assignment, Heavydrive supplied an MRK 144 S1 assembly crane with a load capacity of 2.9 tonnes and a lifting height of 14.9 metres, as well as a VSGU 1200 K vacuum suction system. The suction system has a 3-axis overhead manipulator, which enabled the operator to easily rotate and hoist the glass elements measuring 3.1 by 6.0 metres in the confined interior by remote control. Thanks to the non-marking tracks and the emission-free electric drive, Heavydrive managed the installation inside the museum without a problem.