Spotlight Projects:

The Hopper Engineering Associates team provides practical and exciting solutions to unique problems in several industries. To showcase our recent work we choose a project of the month. An archive of previous winners can be found here.

January 2014 Project:

Offshore Platform Crane Replacement
Offshore Platform Crane Replacement

An offshore platform is replacing both of its pedestal cranes. The existing platform structure must be analyzed under the new, larger crane forces and structural modification requirements will be specified.


A computer model was used to evaluate the platform area around each crane with various load cases representing multiple orientations of the boom. Specific cranes were selected and the platform modifications were verified. The purchase, planning, removal of the old cranes and installation of the new cranes was successfully performed by the client.

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