Goliath Cranes: Design, Construction, and Working

by Mahi Sheth HR Manager

It’s been more than five decades that Goliath Gantry cranes have been popularly used in the shipbuilding industry. Generally, Goliath crane are used to handle extremely heavy loads. With every passing decade, their designs are evolving and had become bulkier as the size of a ship with their building blocks increasing with every new design. The latest designs of these large metallic cranes are known to have an overall lifting capacity of 1,600 tonnes, lifting height lying in the range of 50 to 115 meters, and span of up to 210 meters.

Depending upon its construction and load carrying capacity, Gantry and Goliath cranes can be used as a single girder, double girder, or semi-goliath crane design. A double girder EOT crane is usually used in areas where there is a requirement of the heavy lifting of the objects. They are majorly used in construction sites, harbors where heavy cargo boxes are lifted and moved etc. Gantry cranes are also used in shipbuilding and in other industries like steel plants and mills.

Goliath gantry cranes are capable to make movements in all the three axes. Standard Goliath crane manufacturers like Ambica Engineering make safe and solid designs, ensuring the safety of workers. We, at Ambica Engineering, equip the load-lifting motors with a fail-safe facility. So, in cases when power fails, mechanical brakes come in function and stop the motor and thereby preventing the load from falling.

The Functioning Mechanism

The movement that occurs on the lifting axis of the Goliath crane is supported by a high-torque motor placed on the girders that are high capacity. Movement occurring in the direction parallel to the girders are supported by a different motor present in the motor casing of the motor supporting the lifting movement. This motor powers the movement of the motor casing to-and-fro on the girder. The motion on the third axis is carried out by the motor that is mounted on the guide rails; the same rails where the entire Goliath gantry crane is mounted.


The Gantry and Goliath cranes are used in various industries to lift extremely heavy loads that cannot be handled by other moving machines. Majorly, these cranes are used in industries like the shipyard, automobiles, machinery manufacturing plants, steel industries, pipe manufacturing plants, and granite and marble industries.

Ambica Engineering: Customised Goliath crane manufacturer

We, at Ambica engineering, specialized in providing crane solutions that suit the unique needs of different industries. With state-of-art hoist and crane manufacturing facilities, we design solutions that are valuable for your industry. With huge experience and expertise, we have been providing a superior-grade crane solution to varied industries for years. Feel free to get in touch to fetch further information about cranes that are likely to match your unique requirements. 

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