Manitowoc crawler cranes are at the helm of the Halifax Shipyard Modernization Program in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada that will serve the Royal Canadian Navy’s combat fleet.

Saint John, New Brunswick-based Irving Equipment Limited is overseeing the renovation and operating two 120 U.S.-ton Manitowoc 12000 crawler cranes, rigged with 120- and 140-foot booms; a 230 U.S.-ton Manitowoc 888 crawler crane, set up with a 140-foot boom; and a 300 U.S. ton Manitowoc 2250 crawler crane, rigged with a 160-foot boom.

Irving owns several Manitowoc cranes in its fleet. It chose this trio of cranes for the Halifax Shipyard project because of their long reach and high capacity capabilities.

“Having the proper equipment to do the job in an efficient and effective manner is one of the keys to Irving Equipment’s success,” said Andrew Folkins, manager of the pile-driving division at Irving. “That’s along with matching experience and ability to the project’s requirements.”