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Explosion-Proof Slewing Jibs for Rotary Engineering in Myanmar – The Story Continues

The four units of the explosion-proof slewing jibs are finally installed by personnel from our partner Rotary Engineering under the supervision of Rotomatik (S) Pte Ltd and/or Future Gift International in Feb 2020 with the skilled labour from Rotary Engineering

The entire logistics operation required a lot of coordination between the many parties including the authorities of Port of Thilawa from the moment the cargo is shipped from Rotomatik’s factory to the Thilawa Port, a river port 25km south of Yangon.

Upon reaching the port, gigantic barge cranes were used to offload and installed the slewing jib cranes on the jetty. Test loads were provided as part of the commissioning process.

The slewing jibs unique with three main features:

  • The jibs are designed for hazardous area Zone 1.
  • The jibs are designed to withstand high wind loads.
  • The jibs are designed for earthquakes.

Since the area is used for O&G activities, the hoists and all electrical equipment must be ex-proof designed.

Where the port is located, the area is subject to natural disasters such as cyclones, earthquakes and others.

Towering at 8.2m, such tall structures in open areas are subject to strong winds. Using past data, the slewing jibs are designed to withstand a wind loading of 54 m/s or 194 km/h.

Myanmar rests on one of the world’s two main earthquake belts, with one of its many fault lines running north to south placing Yangon and Port Thilawa at risk. Hence, the design of the slewing jibs take into the account an earthquake resistant design factor of 0.2g.

When one approaches the Port Thilawa, one cannot help but wonder at the four bright yellow structures against the Myanmar skyline, signalling the continuing development of Myanmar.

Rotomatik (S) Pte Ltd appreciates the close partnership with Rotary Engineering Pte Ltd and Future Gift International.

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Myanma Railway Company Replaces its 100-year Cranes










Rail transport was introduced in Burma in 1877 by the British. Today, the rail transport in Myanmar which spans across the country has one of the largest rail network in ASEAN.

In order to keep up with the rail technological pace and the country’s rate of development, Myanma Railway Company, a state-owned railway firm, decided to replace its existing two units of Ransomes & Rapier Ltd cranes.

During the British rule, in 1912, these cranes were installed as part of the construction of the Carriage & Wagon Workshop, which is still located in Myit Nge City, Mandalay Division.

After over a century of service, the company decided it was time to retire the work horses as it was more economical to replace them with two units of designed-for-purpose Rotomatik 15-tonne double-girder cranes.

The latest cranes were installed and commissioned by Rotomatik (S) Pte Ltd’s Myanmese partner, Future Gift International. The two companies have fostered a strategic alliance since 2007.

The important role of the latest cranes cannot be overstated. They are used for building and assembling new coaches as well as reconditioning and upgrading older coaches through the weighty task of handling and lifting of bogie frames, carriages and wagons.

The company has decided to keep the old crane nameplate as a testimony of its development and historical legacy over the years.

Rotomatik (S) Pte Ltd wishes Myanma Railway Company and  Future Gift International continued success.